Bedfordview SPAR And Tops And Three Other Stores Pledge One Million Rand In Food Parcels

Bedfordview SPAR and TOPS along with the other three stores in their group, Blackheath Superspar and Tops, Glenacres Superspar and Tops, and SUPERSPAR Belair, have pledged to donate R1 million in food parcels.

They’ve also challenged their loyal customers to join and donateCollection trolleys are available at each store, with customers already donating. These items were collected by ward councillors and distributed to those in need. This is a controlled process and families receiving assistance are recorded.

Food has been distributed to the families in the following areas:

– Vusi-Sizwe; Zonkesizwe zone 1 and 2.
– St. Johns Methodist Church.
– Direct donations to Makause COVID-19 Campaign.
– Umthambeka Section and Moedi Section Tembisa.
– Vusimuzi.
– Khatlamping.
– Palmridge Community Ext. 7 and 8.
– Tsietsi community.

Bedfordview SPAR will continue to collect and challenge customers to donate any non-perishable item such canned foods, cooking oil, bar soaps, dry beans and teabags. They are hoping to assist as many charities and feeding schemes as possible, so please don’t stop donating.

SPAR Group partners with Good Things Guy 

South Africa’s Good Things Guy, Brent Lindeque, has turned the latest social media challenge on its head through a partnership with SPAR, already raising over R1,1 million, to help feed South Africa’s most vulnerable citizens. 

The current Egg Challenge doing the rounds on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter calls on a person to swallow a raw egg, followed by a mouthful of sugar and then ending it off with a shot of brandy or rum. The person then goes on to challenge a friend to do the same.

Lindeque said, ‘As far as viral challenges go, this one has got a lot of airtime, all for the wrong reasons I think. Right now, there are millions of South Africans who are going to bed hungry, but we have the ability to help them by throwing out a challenge of a different kind. 

The national SPAR group has come on board and joined the Good Things Guy, placing a shopping trolley outside of every SPAR store for consumers to donate a six-pack of eggs, one kilogram of maize and one litre of milk to the most vulnerable of South Africans. The retailer will also match every contribution by sending R1 from every donation to the SPAR Lodestar foundation feeding scheme.

Together, Good Things Guy and SPAR have launched a Backabuddy fund for anyone who would like to donate funds to help feed South Africa with the SPAR family already raising over R1,1 million in just the first 48 hours to help feed South Africa. Bedfordview SPAR and TOPS, Bel Air Superspar, Glen Acres Superspar and Blackheath Superspar were the first to pledge R1 million in food parcels to the cause – this is over and above the ongoing customer collections at the store.

‘I completely understand that everyone is having a tough time at the moment, but there are always people worse off than most. The challenge to every able citizen is to turn their #EggChallenge into a #SPARdonate challenge or if you’d prefer to make a difference from your home, donate through the BackaBuddy fund at https://www.backabuddy.co.za/the-egg-challenge,’ said Lindeque.

‘Rather tag and challenge friends with the #SPARdonate hashtag, this is how we change the world… together. Wishing you only good things, and no more raw eggs,’ he concluded.

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