PPE delivered to Hospital Cristo Redentor
Marau is the first city in Rio Grande do Sul to receive donations from BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, to help fight the Coronavirus. The company sent 350 disposable surgical aprons and 350 plastic capes to Hospital Cristo Redentor, to be added up to the personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by the medical teams.
This is part of the BRL 50 million announced last week by BRF to be donated as food, medical supplies and support to research and social development funds to help fight the impacts of the pandemic. The donations are earmarked for hospitals, Santa Casa clinics, social assistance organizations and health professionals based in the states and cities where the company has operations.
Altogether, in hospitals alone, including field hospitals, donations are expected to benefit more than 15,000 people/day, with nearly 2.5 million meals served for the next three months. As a global company, BRF will extend this initiative to countries where it owns production plants, such as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
The world’s largest poultry exporter, BRF is present in over 140 countries and owns iconic brands, such as Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy. Its purpose is to offer increasingly tastier, practical, good-quality food to people around the world through the sustainable management of a vivid, long and complex chain that provides everyone with a better life, from farm to fork. Based on the fundamental commitments of safety, quality and integrity, its strategy is based on a long-term vision and is designed to generate value for its 90,000 employees, to more than 250,000 clients, about 11,000 integrated partners in Brazil, all of its shareholders, and society.
BRF owns 34 manufacturing plants in Brazil, in 10 states, in addition to another 5 plants abroad. It employs about 14,000 drivers and 45 distribution centers that ensure the distribution of food to more than 250,000 clients and millions of consumers.