The Shoprite Group is providing warm meals to the thousands of University of Cape Town (UCT) students that were evacuated from their residences following yesterday’s runaway wildfire.

Early this morning the Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchen started serving students housed at the Mupine College in Pinelands, and it will continue to serve meals at additional locations providing temporary accommodation for UCT students for as long as necessary.

Customers wishing to donate non-perishable food items can do so at the collection trolleys that have been made available at the following Checkers and Checkers Hyper supermarkets in the Western Cape: Rondebosch, Kenilworth, Plumstead, Meadowridge, Tokai, Canal Walk and Brackenfell.

The Shoprite Group supporting students impacted by UCT fire

Checkers continues to support the firefighters battling the blaze with essentials including water, energy drinks and fruit. 

In addition, Checkers Sixty60 has committed to credit customers the R35 delivery fee for all orders delivered to the Sea Point Fire Station (4 Kloof Road), Salt River Fire Station (346A Victoria Road) or Cape Town Fire & Rescue (Roeland Street) during the course of yesterday. 

The Shoprite Group supporting students impacted by UCT fire


“We will always avail our resources to help when disaster strikes. We remain in close contact with the Volunteer Wildfire Services and Gift of the Givers regarding any additional aid required to support relief efforts."

- Lunga Schoeman, CSI Manager for the Shoprite Group.

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