Fuso feeds the underprivileged
Fuso Trucks Southern Africa embraced Mandela Month this July by donating a Fuso Canter LIFT to the Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchen fleet. The vehicle will be used to help with the feeding of children and the elderly in Secunda and its surrounding communities.
The customised and fully equipped Canter LIFT was handed over at an event, held at Morula View Primary School in Mabopane, Pretoria. Here, more than 700 cups of fortified Royco soup and 1 400 slices of Albany bread were handed out to underprivileged pupils at the school.
The donation of the Canter LIFT forms part of a three-year sponsorship from the brand.
Highlighting the importance of this initiative, head of Fuso Trucks Southern Africa, Naeem Hassim, says that through these worthy sponsorships, the company is helping to strengthen efforts to eradicate hunger in South Africa.
“There are so many things that we, the privileged few, take for granted; such as having at least one decent meal a day. We realise that we will not be remembered for the number of Fuso vehicles we sell, but how many lives we touch,” Hassim says.
The Shoprite mobile soup kitchen programme was initiated in 2007 with only two trucks. To date, it has served over 23-million cups of soup to those in need across the country.