The supermarket in Vodulev caught up with a poster saying ‘Daily supermarket is here for families in need during this difficult time! ”
Charlie Luo at the Daily Surfer Market in Nadi Vodulevu. Photo: Merelekki dog
Poor people around the Vodulev community are flooding the daily supermarket in Nadi after the Chinese community set up a community pantry to help those in need.
The supermarket in Vodulev caught up with a poster saying ‘Daily supermarket is here for families in need during this difficult time! “
Supermarket manager Charlie Luo said the effort was an initiative of the local Chinese community to provide for the poor people around the area.
Ms Luo explained that under the current COVID-19 epidemic, the cost of her store was slow. This is an indicator that people are actually financially vulnerable, he said.
“We know people are poor because sales are low. People have lost their jobs. Some people are in particular need, especially food,” Ms. Luo said.
He said the Chinese community has been in touch with the supermarket to help these families around Vodule. In the supermarket, there were two sections filled with free food items such as bread, biscuits, sugar, rice, flour and milk.
In the meantime, the store has provided a shelf for donating groceries that people in need can collect for free.
Ms. Luo encouraged other good Samaritans who would like to contribute to contact their office.
“Our Philippine neighbor has also donated some food items and those who want to donate can come to us,” he said.
Compiled by Caroline Rathukatra
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