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