A donation of ZAR900,000 was handed over to Sandy Bukula, CEO of Operation Hunger, and Clement Summerton, National Development Manager of Operation Hunger, by a representative from each country present at the 66th International SPAR CongressDownload image
The presentation of the donation took place at the conclusion of the 66th Annual International SPAR Congress, which saw around 300 senior executives from SPAR organisations around the world come together. They saw first-hand the developments taking place in the retail market, including in independent retailer-run stores, in addition to attending the annual conference sessions.
The donation of ZAR900,000 was made on behalf of all SPAR countries in attendance at the Congress, in keeping with the community commitment inherent to the brand and leaving a legacy in the country in which this annual event is held.
SPAR South Africa has an ongoing partnership with Operation Hunger, just one element of the retailer’s strategy which includes creating general awareness and education of consumers by facilitating programmes that help schools and less fortunate communities to live and work more sustainably – with the aim of creating a brighter future.
This year, Operation Hunger is working with SPAR to deal with the underlying causes of malnutrition to improve communities’ nutrition through sustainable solutions.
As a global yet local food retailer, SPAR strives to add value to the communities it serves. The partnership between SPAR South Africa and Operation Hunger is one which is appreciated by the global SPAR family. Through this significant contribution, SPAR delegates leave a positive, long-lasting legacy, making a real difference to communities in this country.
The Operation Hunger Strategy is guided by the Convention on Human Rights which recognises the right of every human to nutrition. Malnutrition, in all its forms, is a violation of this right. The Strategy aims to contribute to addressing the triple burden of malnutrition: undernutrition, both stunting and wasting; deficiencies in vitamins and other micronutrients; and overweight, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases.