Financial services provider Metropolitan handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) and food parcels to Phillippi and Schaapkraal communities in distress as a result of the pandemic.
Western Cape regional manager, Lucile Schmidt, said the virus had exposed the country’s existing socio-economic challenges in their stark reality, and underprivileged Western Cape communities, in particular, had borne the brunt of Covid-19.
Ms Schmidt explained that with the Western Cape identified as South Africa’s most prominent hot spot, the region was under severe pressure, with many of its communities suffering under the harsh social, physical and economic effects of the coronavirus.
“We wanted to alleviate some of this burden, through providing vulnerable communities with much-needed relief in the form of food parcels, as well as masks,” she said.
They have also focused on producing and distributing high-quality, four-layer cloth masks to communities across the province, Ms Schmidt said.