26 July 2021

The Shoprite Group is distributing thousands of hampers following the unrest, vandalism and arson in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, which has left many people destitute. 

In the last few days it has: 

  • Handed over 1 774 hampers, amounting to 8.5 tons of essential food and groceries, to CityHope Disaster Relief in Durban. The organisation forms a part of the KZN Response Team, formed in 2019 in partnership with the South African Red Cross Society, the Domino Foundation and Zoë-Life and will distribute the parcels to affected communities in Durban as well as the North and South Coast. 
  • Donated 1 000 hampers to King Misuzulu Ka Zwelithini for distribution in Nongoma. 
  • Arranged for another 1 500 hampers, comprising 1 000 hampers and 500 Usave food buckets, to be transported to Durban, to be handed out to people in need. 

 Linebooker has been assisting the Group with transport. 

The initiatives over the past few days are in addition to the 2 000 hampers packed in Cape Town and sent to Pietermaritzburg via Airlink last week, to help residents, many of whom live in informal settlements and lost their homes. 

Shoprite Group steps in to help with disaster relief
The Shoprite Group is distributing thousands of hampers following the unrest, vandalism and arson in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, which has left many people destitute.

The Group has also donated R1 million to the Shoprite Act For Change Fund for use by vetted organisations involved in relief efforts to help communities rebuild. The Fund is managed by the Group, on behalf of its customers, and all donations collected go to organisations working directly on relief efforts in the areas that need it most. Customers can add a contribution to their purchases at Shoprite, Checkers and Usave till points nationwide or online via the Computicket website.

The Shoprite Group has always been committed to supporting communities in need and has been directing funds collected by the Act For Change Fund to communities affected by challenges such as drought, floods and COVID-19 since 2016. 

Related articles

READ MORE
  • CSI - Act For Change | Sep 21, 2021
    Shoprite sowing the seeds of hope in Parys schools

    The Shoprite Group distributed 130 garden-in-a-box starter kits and essential gardening tools to equip learners from primary schools and hostels in Parys to establish their own food gardens.

    READ MORE
  • CSI - Act For Change | Aug 27, 2021
    Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchen serves Covid-19 frontline workers

    Shoprite Zambia served more than 4,000 cups of soup to health workers working on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka.

    READ MORE
  • CSI - Act For Change | Aug 25, 2021
    Creche food garden supported by Shoprite

    Fifteen community members from Qholaqhwe Village, near Phuthaditjhaba in the Free State, recently secured Shoprite’s support to aid the development of the food garden at the Qholaqhwe Creche.

    READ MORE
  • CSI - Act For Change | Aug 18, 2021
    Food garden affords rehabilitation and empowerment

    Residents at The Ark City of Refuge in Cape Town - a temporary home to destitute men, women and children – are being empowered through gardening. What started out in 2013 as a small vegetable garden has, with Shoprite’s assistance, become a beacon of hope for those seeking refuge at the home.

    READ MORE
  • CSI - Act For Change | Aug 13, 2021
    Farming cooperative helps provide livelihoods

    The Kanana Poultry Farm Primary Cooperative in Nietgedacht, Gauteng, was born out of the need to generate an income for the co-op members and produce food for their families. Shoprite, recognising the role that farming cooperatives play in helping to improve food security at a community level, partnered with the co-op late last year.

    READ MORE
  • CSI - Act For Change | Aug 12, 2021
    Shoprite sowing the seeds of hope in Langa and Paarl communities

    The Shoprite Group distributed 200 garden-in-a-box starter kits and essential tools to equip community members in Langa and Paarl to establish their own household gardens.

    READ MORE
  • CSI - Act For Change | Aug 2, 2021
    Usave lends helping hand to Aberdeen soup kitchen

    Usave made a much-needed donation to the Ubuntu Soup Kitchen in Aberdeen to support their work in serving the communities of Aberdeen, Lotusville and Thembalisizwe. The donation included essential equipment including a fridge, freezer, gas stove and cooking utensils. Usave also donated essential food items, blankets for the elderly, hand sanitizer as well as gardening aprons & hats. Usave recently also donated seedlings and gardening equipment to support Ubuntu in establishing a food garden, which will provide the kitchen with fresh vegetables for their feeding scheme.

    READ MORE
  • CSI - Act For Change | Jul 26, 2021
    Shoprite Group steps in to help with disaster relief

    The Shoprite Group is distributing thousands of hampers following the unrest, vandalism and arson in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, which has left many people destitute.

    READ MORE
  • CSI - Act For Change | Jul 20, 2021
    Shoprite Group helps you help others

    The Shoprite Group has made an initial donation of R1 million to its Act for Change Fund to help those communities in KZN and Gauteng affected by unrest. This Fund enables the Group’s customers to donate at till points in any Shoprite, Checkers or Usave nationally.

    READ MORE
  • CSI - Act For Change | Jul 20, 2021
    Help family and friends in need in unrest areas with virtual vouchers

    Those wanting to help family and friends in need following unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal can buy virtual vouchers and send them directly to their phones.

    READ MORE