Group partners with health department

Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo with the content of the care packs destined for Covid-19 patients in isolation facilities. The Shoprite Group, represented by Wendy van Rensburg (left) .

The Shoprite
Group donated
250 care packs
containing hygiene
essentials and a warm
blanket to the Western
Cape Department of
Health on 29 Tuesday June
29 in a bid to support
the most vulnerable in
their fight against Covid19.

Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo was at
the Cape Town Convention Centre to receive
the care packs, which
her department will distribute among patients
at its quarantine and isolation facilities throughout the province. 
Each
pack contains a blanket,
soap, waterless hand
sanitiser, a face cloth,
toothbrush and toothpaste. 
“Coming in the wake
of a bruising cold front
over the weekend, this
donation could not have
come at a better time
and we are deeply grateful for the support from
the Shoprite Group.
When government and
the private sector join
hands like this, there are
not many obstacles we
cannot overcome. So,
thank you Shoprite and
may we in the course
of this crisis have more
opportunities to come
together to assist the
people of the Western
Cape,” says Mbombo. 
“As a business with
heart we continue to
look after the needs of
the communities we
serve. Only by standing
together will we overcome the many obstacles
we confront in the face
of this pandemic,” says
Lunga Schoeman, CSI
Manager of the Shoprite
Group. 
The retailer has
since the start of the
national lockdown provided extensive support
to vulnerable communities affected by Covid19. It has donated surplus food valued at over
R26 million, translating
to 7.9 million meals,
which is over and above
the more than 1 million
meals delivered by the
Shoprite Mobile Soup
Kitchens to over 1400
beneficiaries.