Heineken SA donates over R1m to healthcare and communities affected by the pandemic
Heineken South Africa has donated PPE and food hampers worth over R1m to the Gauteng Department of Health and local communities.
In keeping with many other industry players, Heineken South Africa has donated over R1m worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) and food hampers to the Gauteng Department of Health as well as local communities and healthcare heroes.
The PPE, valued at over R1m, includes masks, gloves and medical-grade disinfectants.
Who will benefit from the donation?
It will be distributed to various hospitals for healthcare workers working on the frontline. Some of the PPE is destined for the newly erected field hospital at Nasrec Exhibition Centre — an isolation and quarantine facility for patients in anticipation of increasing infections.
Additional to the protective equipment, Heineken also donated refreshments for hospital kitchens including tea, coffee, rusks and energy bars to sustain the hospital staff on duty.
Just over 100 families living in MidVaal, Orlando East, Alexandra townships and a homeless shelter in Roodepoort benefited from the food donation.
Heineken worked with local community organisations, including Lethabo Feeding Scheme, Reabetswe Community Care Service and Dorah’s Ark. Groceries were delivered to one of its customers, Disoufeng Pub & Restaurant in Soweto that is currently running a soup kitchen twice a week for its community.
Heineken gives back
Millicent Maroga, Corporate Affairs Director, Heineken South Africa says, “As Heineken South Africa we strongly believe in showcasing our global ethos of ‘Brewing a Better World’ through actions. Through the two significant donations, we are fulfilling our commitment to ‘Promote health and safety’, and ‘Growing with and supporting communities’, especially in the areas in which we operate. We hope the donations give relief and comfort where it is most needed.”
Globally, Heineken donated close to R300m to support the Red Cross with its relief efforts for the most vulnerable people affected by the pandemic, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America.