Nestlé Vietnam gifts 100,000 nutritional products to children in COVID-19 danger zones

February 10, 2021 | 22:06
Nestlé Vietnam has provided nearly 100,000 units of nutritional products including MILO Milk, MILO Breakfast, Nestlé Milk, and Koko Krunch breakfast cereal to nearly 1,000 children in quarantine areas and field hospitals in Hai Duong province to send love and provide nutrition for the children.
nestle vietnam gifts 100000 nutritional products to children in covid 19 danger zones
Nestlé Vietnam presenting the donation of nutritional products to quarantine areas and field hospitals in Hai Duong

In February, the company donated more than 30,000 Nescafé products to the frontline healthcare professionals in Hanoi Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Hopefully, frontline healthcare professionals will be healthy and alert to protect the health of the community. The total value of these products is more than VND1 billion ($43,480). This is the second round of support from Nestlé Vietnam since the COVID-19 cases resurfaced in early 2021.

In the past year, Nestlé Vietnam provided significant support to government agencies, business partners, and frontliners to fight COVID-19.

The Lunar New Year Holiday is a special occasion for every Vietnamese. It is an opportunity for family reunions and showing affection to beloved ones. Due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, many families will have to celebrate the holiday in quarantine areas and field hospitals. There are many children of preschool and primary age in these areas who are in need of comprehensive nutritional care both physically and mentally.

As a global company with local insights, Nestlé Vietnam has collaborated with the Central Vietnam Women's Union, the Women's Union of Hai Duong province, and its partners to deliver nutritional products like milk and breakfast cereal as well as loving New Year greetings to nearly 1,000 children in quarantine areas and field hospitals in Hai Duong.

Binu Jacob, managing director of Nestlé Vietnam, said that, “As the world's leading nutrition, health, and wellness company, we would like to join forces with the government and community to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as well as spread positive lifestyles for a healthier future.”

In the past year, Nestlé Vietnam and La Vie, a member of Nestlé Group, have donated VND40 billion($1.74 million) including products, cash, and 88,000 medical masks to Vietnam’s COVID-19 fight.

The company has also offered support for small business partners affected by the pandemic like small restaurants, small eateries, and school canteens to overcome challenges with a total value of gifts up to VND22 billion ($956,520). At the same time, the company maintains sustainable business development by creating a safe and flexible working environment as well as ensuring employment with stable benefits for its employees.

By Thanh Van

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