SPAR in Western Cape closes down stationery section and removes all frozen burgers.
Photo Cred: SPAR Palm Grove

As an owner-run business, this SPAR knows that now more than ever, need to support each other!


Western Cape, South Africa (3 May 2020) – A SPAR in the Western Cape has closed down its stationery section and removed all frozen burgers to help neighbouring stores survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

This small act of kindness by the grocery store shows a true sense of community love. This is how we get through this economic disaster… together!

The SPAR in Palm Grove took to their Facebook to share why they were closing the stationery section and removing all frozen burgers.

Read it below:

Four months ago, we wrote down our 2020 New Year’s vision but not even those with the clearest 20/20 vision could have seen what was coming.

As the sun sets over our store tonight, we are overwhelmed with gratitude.

We are open, we are serving our community, and our staff are able to earn an income while we are doing what we love.

While we moved one stage closer to potential “normality”, we stop to breathe. Over the past few weeks, our breath was taken away several times. Mostly in disbelief. We watched as our lives were brought to a grinding halt.

Now, as National Workers’ Day draws to an end, we want to salute our neighbours. The ones that over the past few weeks were no longer “Workers” and unable to generate any income.

Remember what we said a few weeks ago: TOGETHER, we will get through this!

Here is how this will be put into action tomorrow:

  1. We will be closing our stationery section and asking that you instead support Hein and his team at PenCafe Stationers.
  2. We will remove all Frozen Burger Patties from our shelf and ask that you support Werner and the RocoMamas team when deciding what Burger to enjoy. They are still unable to welcome you into their restaurant, but Mr D will be able to bring their flavours to your doorstep.

As owner-run businesses, we now more than ever, need to support each other.

Please help us by sharing this message with all your connections.

Good night Durbanville, see you at our Palm Grove Centre in the morning.

This truly is an inspiring act, an act that makes us proud to be South African… and we hope to see many other businesses follow suit!

Nationally, the SPAR Group has also partnered with Good Things Guy to help South Africa.

“Not only are SPAR putting shopping carts outside their stores where you can donate, but they will also donate R1 for every #SPARdonate to the SPAR Lodestar foundation feeding scheme!!!” 

Together, Good Things Guy and SPAR have launched a Backabuddy fund for anyone who would like to donate funds to help feed South Africa and together with the SPAR family have raised over R1,1 million in just 48 hours to help feed South Africa!

This is how we change the world… together.

The Egg Challenge... turned on its head! #EggChallenge #SPARdonate
Photo Cred: SPAR

Sources: SPAR Palm Grove 
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