Shoprite is extending its support in Groblersdal, Limpopo, by donating 60 ‘garden in a bucket’ starter kits to community members in the area to ensure greater food security.
“This initiative expands the support Shoprite has been giving to the Ndlovu Care Group’s food garden since 2020, now also addressing food security at household level by giving families the means to grow their own food at home.”
- Sanjeev Raghubir, Group Sustainability Manager
The starter kits equip community members with essential garden resources - including seedlings, hand tools and organic fertiliser required to start their own food gardens. They also receive a step-by-step manual and are given the necessary training to ensure the success of the household gardens that, collectively, could feed more than 240 people for at least a year.
“We’re grateful for this opportunity from Shoprite to plant our own gardens at home. This will help me include more fresh produce in meals, ensuring it is more nutritious.”
- Dinero Bahlula, one of the community members who received a ‘garden in a bucket’ starter kit.
Shoprite is committed to ensuring food security in vulnerable communities across South Africa and supports more than 200 community food gardens and over 3 500 home gardens, which impacts almost 55 000 beneficiaries.