Shoprite Group in drought-relief initiative

2016-03-25 06:00
 Photo: khaya magenu Shoprite management feed Kokstad senior citizens from the soup kitchen.

Photo: khaya magenu Shoprite management feed Kokstad senior citizens from the soup kitchen.

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THE Shoprite Group, in partnership with Gift of the Givers have saved the drought-stricken community of Kokstad. This after they donated pallets of water and sent a soup kitchen to the Riverview­ Stadium on Thursday.

Shoprite regional manager, Andrew Soqinase, said this was an initiative from Shoprite and Gift of the Givers as Kokstad has been identified as one of the worst places affected by the drought.

“As a caring company for our communities we saw the need to come to Kokstad and give back to the community that supports us.”

They donated 24 pallets of five- litre­ bottles of water, which will help in this dire time of need.

Soqinase said the soup kitchen also provided much-needed assistance.

“Today we came up with 350 litres­ of soup and bread to feed our senior citizens as a way of relieving hunger,” said Soqinase.

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