27 August 2021
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.
The Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchen was stationed at UTH in July, where it served 4 275 cups of soup, along with 700 loaves of bread, to Covid-19 frontline staff. This amounts to roughly 610 cups of soup served per day.
“We are very grateful to have had the Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchen on the University Teaching Hospital premises. Not only did the staff at the hospital find it to be a healthy and nourishing lunch, but it also lifted the spirits of everyone working hard on the frontlines of Covid-19.”
- University Teaching Hospital official
The soup is packed with vegetables and includes soya mince for much-needed protein, and the Mobile Soup Kitchen’s location on the premises also meant the health workers did not have to leave the hospital grounds in search of a healthy meal.
The Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchen has been serving communities in Zambia for more than four years and is stationed at Community schools serving 900 learners a day when schools are in session.