The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been evident in the communities surrounding the Community Property Fund shopping centres, particularly the dire need for food parcels.

The key challenge with this project was to identify reputable, credible organisations with a proven track record of delivering and distributing food to those need in our communities.

To help in this process, the anchor tenants across the portfolio were contacted, and Shoprite was able to provide details for reliable organisations nationwide to whom they donate surplus food on a continuous basis. These organisations were assessed, and partnerships were subsequently set up with selected organisations and national NPO, The South African Red Cross Society. The initial goal of 1 500 food parcels was set and achieved, and based on the success of these initial donations this project will continue for the next few months.