Cargill donates US$64,382 to support COVID-19 fight

Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:55

Representative of Cargill handed over nearly VND924.5 million ($39,720) to the Vietnam Fatherland Front on May 14, following its first donation of VND600 million ($25,778) in April, to support the Government in its fight against Covid-19. — Photo courtesy of the company

Cargill has donated VND1.5 billion (US$64,382) to the Vietnam Fatherland Front to support the Government’s spending for medical equipment and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Sources of the support include Cargill Cares Council’s annual fund for natural disaster relief, employee contributions and a matching fund from Cargill businesses operating in Viet Nam.

The donation is part of Cargill’s global effort to work with its nonprofit and NGO partners to address food security, health and safety needs and agriculture and food industry challenges due to the spread of COVID-19.

As of today, Cargill had committed $35 million for COVID-19 Relief and Recovery to help address food security and emergency medical response for vulnerable children and families, and support for agriculture producers and food industry workers.

Cargill has also donated more than 3 million pounds of food to food banks and hunger relief organisations in local communities where its employees live and work.

Nguyen Ba Luan, Cargill Vietnam country president, said: “At Cargill, it is our purpose to nourish the world, and all our employees in Viet Nam are doing their best to ensure our customers and farmers are able to get the feed they need for the animals they are raising. This is important to keep our food systems running to serve people in this critical time.

“This is also the time to extend our care to communities as we believe collective efforts will help save lives. Our appreciation goes to the Vietnamese government, medical squads, and all Vietnamese people for their extraordinary efforts in controlling COVID-19 and helping businesses like Cargill protect our people and business.” — VNS

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