Glencore has distributed more than 1,250 food parcels, worth over ZAR658,000 ($35,840), to the communities of Mpumalanga, as part of its ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mining Weekly reported that Glencore Coal is working in close collaboration with local municipalities, the Department of Health and the company’s social partner, Re-Action! to counter the impact of Covid-19 on the community.

Glencore previously set up a $25m Covid-19 response fund to support the communities the company operates in, and the company pledged to work with governments and health agencies across 189 sites worldwide to tailor the most effective response to support local and regional communities.