Shoprite | Mobile Soup Kitchens

Our mobile food kitchen initiative was launched in 2007 with the goal of addressing the hunger and malnutrition faced by so many in our country’s impoverished communities. We’re committed to make the best use of our resources and couldn’t think of a better way to do so than by providing these communities with nutritious meals.

How we help

So, with the above in mind, we set out to help school children, the elderly and thousands of families that have been affected by job losses by deploying mobile soup kitchens. Having mobility has allowed us to reach some of the more rural areas in South Africa, touching lives in many different parts of our country. In times of disaster such as floods or fires, we send our units to offer relief in the most affected areas.

The feeding programme’s success

As we grow, so does our fleet. When the feeding initiative started, there were only two units. To date, Shoprite have served over 23 million meals to those in need, with Mobile Soup Kitchens distributing over 600 000 cups of soup with bread every month.

Providing hope for the hungry

Our achievements don’t come down to simple numbers. Those figures mean fewer hungry school children – giving them the chance to get more out of their education. Fewer families feeling helpless because of job losses, along with more nutrition and overall wellbeing spread to poverty stricken areas.

Shoprite’s Mobile Soup Kitchens don't only offer a cup of soup, but provide a meal of hope.

See us in action

Our partners

The efforts of our partners in the Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchens project cannot go unmentioned, as we are truly grateful for their support. A very special thank-you to Royco, Albany, Mercedes, Toyota, Volkswagen and UD Trucks for each of their contributions to this community outreach.