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13,000 cans of food for the needy

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Employees at Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen Mine recently donated over 13,000 tins of canned food to local non-profit organisations that provide meals for vulnerable groups in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District.

Tinned food was donated to local non-profit organisations by employees of Sishen Mine. Picture: Supplied

EMPLOYEES at Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen Mine in the Northern Cape recently donated over 13,000 tins of canned food to local non-profit organisations that provide meals for vulnerable groups in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District.

Mining section manager and Women in Mining chairperson at Sishen, Mogaleadi Seabela said the tins of food were collected as part of a fun challenge at the mine.

“As part of the initiative, Sishen Mine matched the number of cans collected by employees with food items such as cooking oil, maize meal and other essentials,” said Seabela.

Pastor Olifant of the Assemblies of God Church and chairperson of the Dingleton community network, an NPO based in Siyathemba, said the food parcels would greatly assist their soup kitchen and home-based care programme.

“We also have an after-school programme that dedicates itself to the arts, sport and homework assistance. This contribution will ensure that we have enough supplies to prepare meals for the children and the needy,” said Olifant.

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