25 June 2021
Shoprite’s Mobile Soup Kitchen served more than 200 people at Chev's Kitchen, which was founded by 21-year old student Chevano Frans during last year’s hard lockdown, in Athlone.
“I reached out to Shoprite for assistance and they have generously donated Shoprite vouchers to supplement what we do here at Chev’s Kitchen,” commented Frans. “I started with a mere R170 to feed the children that were roaming the streets, but soon realised that I had to do more. Through the support of organisations like Shoprite, my home has become a soup kitchen for everyone in the community as many people lost their income due to lockdown.”
- Chevano Frans, Chev's Kitchen
To further support Frans and his team of volunteers, Shoprite sent one of its Mobile Soup Kitchens to serve fortified soup and bread to vulnerable community members at Chev’s Kitchen this week.
“Our extensive hunger relief programme all started with the Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchens which have been serving vulnerable communities across South Africa for almost 15 years. Since the start of the national lockdown, these soup kitchens have served over 5.5 million meals at more than 6 400 organisations,” commented Lunga Schoeman, CSI Manager for the Shoprite Group.