Monday, 21 September 2020

Eskort supports Karoo Farmers in need

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Eskort supports Karoo Farmers in need

Johannesburg, September 16th 2020 – In response to the severe drought that is currently affecting the Karoo, Eskorthas donated 500 bales of hay to farmers who are in desperate need of animal feed.

Eskort sourced 500 bales of hay to assist in aiding the farmers in need as part of its ongoing #EskortCares social responsibility programme. On the 10th of September 2020 10 interlink trucks, all fully sponsored by collaborating transport companies, departed from Gauteng to Willomore in the Eastern Cape, to distribute the bales to the community.

“Helping communities is ingrained in the Eskort DNA. In line with our corporate social responsibility initiatives, we consistently identify opportunities to support those in need. As a fresh and processed pork products brand, we are aware of the many farmers, producers and people who are directly and indirectly involved in keeping our brand and our products in the marketplace. By assisting communities, we maintain and grow our ability to provide quality products, while creating a direct impact on those that need it most. We are extremely grateful to all who collaborated with Eskort on this initiative to help Karoo farmers affected by the drought in the Willowmore, Rietbron and Fullerton communities,” says Arnold Prinsloo, CEO at Eskort (Pty) Ltd.

The companies that came on board to assist with the transportation of the feed are ATS Transport Solutions, DAF, Elbar Logistics, Hendred Fruehauf,JMMJ Trans,KGV Logistics, Marble Vervoer, Mountsure Insurance, Mpunzi Transport, Route7 Transport, SA City Link, Tagline Logistics and Zelle Trans. Deon Coetzee of SA City Link and Ruan Coetzee of Tagline co-ordinated all logistics. Texan Petroleum sponsored the diesel for the trucks and the 500 bales where sponsored by Gerard Braak from GHB Farms.

Fred Colborne - a well-respected farmer in the Willomore community who will lead the distribution of the bales on behalf of Eskort, comments: “We would like to thank Eskort for arranging and delivering the feed and for bringing hope and friendship to our communities at this time. We are extremely grateful.”

ABOUT ESKORT

Eskort (Pty) Ltd is a leading South African manufacturer and marketer of fresh and processed pork products under the Eskort Brand. The range includes Bacon, Viennas, Russians, Polony, Sausages, Marinated Ribs, Ham and Fresh products. In addition to national distribution of the branded products, Eskort Butcheries are located at the Estcourt and Heidelberg factories as well as at the Food Hub Silverton in Pretoria, Mbombela (Nelspruit), East Rand Value Mall, Princess Crossing Shopping Centre in Roodepoort and Xavier Boulevard. The butcheries offer a WhatsApp Order and Collect Service for a safer and more convenient shopping experience, adhere to all COVID-19 safety regulations and are fully operational during the lockdown.

Issued on behalf of Eskort (Pty) Ltd by Twiga Communications