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:
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.
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.