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Pick n Pay creates 'Feed the Nation' Covid-19 relief fund

17 April 2020 2:10 PM
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A donation of R21 will enable Pick n Pay to provide a daily meal to someone in need for a week, says Suzanne Ackerman-Berman.

Pick n Pay has created a “Feed the Nation” Covid-19 relief fund to provide food and hygiene products to vulnerable South Africans during the lockdown.

The retailer – along with the famed Ackerman family – has seeded the fund with an initial R5 million.

Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher and other top execs have donated half their monthly salaries to the campaign – they’re imploring others to follow suit.

“Feed the Nation” will provide meal donations to hungry adults, homeless shelters, orphanages and schoolchildren dependent on school feeding schemes.


(Also, read: 'Starving people don’t care about Covid-19')


How to donate money to “Feed the Nation”:

  • Donate at the checkout at a Pick n Pay store

  • Donate online at www.pnp.co.za/feed-the-nation

  • You may also donate “Smart Shopper” points in-store or via the PnP app

Pick n Pay is calling on companies and individuals to assist.

The maker of Sunfoil cooking oil has donated 34 000 litres of cooking oil and 68 tons of mielie-meal and rice.

Kieno Kammies interviewed Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, Transformation Director at Pick n Pay.

… children aren’t getting their lunches… People are being sent home without salaries… the pantries are empty!

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, Transformation Director - Pick n Pay

We have a phenomenal network of organisations who come to our stores to collect donated goods…

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, Transformation Director - Pick n Pay

Donate R21… it’s how much it costs to feed a person [once per day for a week] … or whatever you can afford. Just add it to your till slip… Or, convert your Smart Shopper points…

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, Transformation Director - Pick n Pay

People are working together!

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, Transformation Director - Pick n Pay

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


17 April 2020 2:10 PM
Tags:
Hunger
Pick n Pay
Stormers
Feeding scheme
Food
Kieno Kammies
Richard Brasher
Sunfoil
Suzanne Ackerman-Berman
Coronavirus
COVID-19
coronavirus in South Africa
covid-19 in south africa
feed the nation
Ackerman

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