Over 5000 underprivileged orphans , the elderly and patients will benefit from a food donation initiative spearheaded by a local seed producer.

Conducted under their corporate social responsibility initiative, the programme has gathered 9.5 tonnes of mealie meal that will be distributed across orphanages, churches and hospitals says Seedco head of public relations and communication, Ms Majorie Mutemererwa.

Beneficiaries expressed their gratitude for the compassionate project by Seedco.

Zimbabwe has recorded a bumper harvest this year and there is surplus food in the nation.

However there are a few people who are disadvantaged therefore there is need to adopt strategies to bridge the gap.