Hospital Nossa Senhora do Rosário received this week more than 6,000 masks and 6,000 gloves, in addition to 2,000 aprons and 225 kilograms of chicken breast
One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF continues to make donations to contribute to actions to combat Covid-19 and its effects on society. On Tuesday morning (8) the Company transferred Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and food to Hospital Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Serafina Corrêa, in the North of Rio Grande do Sul.
A total of 6,000 nitrile gloves, 600 tricoline masks, 2,000 disposable aprons, 6,000 PFF2 respirators were donated to the institution, as well as food reinforcement to the hospital kitchen, with the transfer of 225 kilograms of chicken breast. Managing director of the hospital, which performs an average of 2.1 thousand consultations and consultations/month, André Bianchet points out that the donation is important to ensure that the institution has PPE that is not always available in the market today or that is found at high prices.
Daniel Benedet, Industrial Manager Serafina Corrêa Unit, points out that the action reinforces BRF's constant commitment to the communities where the Company is located. “At a challenging time for everyone, we are together with the community where it needs it so much," says Benedet.
The donation is part of more BRL 50 million announced by BRF on March 31 to assist in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative includes actions in 15 Brazilian states and in countries where BRF has production units, distribution centers and corporate offices.
The objective of the company is to continue efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus, contribute to the care of the population during the emergency phase and act to combat the effects of the pandemic. In 2020, the Company had already allocated BRL 50 million in donations, which still benefit the population of 175 municipalities distributed throughout the national territory, in addition to countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, China, Turkey, Singapore, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
In Brazil alone, 1100 social organizations received BRF actions, including through partners. According to the BRF Institute, which coordinates the donations, altogether more than 500,000 items were donated, including PPE such as masks, gloves and caps for health professionals, in addition to alcohol gel, tests for diagnosis of Covid-19, thermometers and hospital equipment. Donations made by the company can be accompanied on the websitehttps://www.brf-global.com/sobre/seguranca/comunicado-coronavirus/
About the BRF Institute
Founded in 2012 by BRF, the BRF Institute is a private association to strategically direct the Company's social investments. The goal is to support citizen initiatives that contribute to the development of communities locally. Since its creation, through volunteering and direct investment projects, the BRF Institute has impacted more than half a million people, mobilized 30,000 volunteers and carried out more than 2,000 social actions in 60 cities around the country.
One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF is present in more than 117 countries and owns iconic brands such as Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy. Its purpose is to offer quality food that is increasingly tasty and practical, to people all over the world, through the sustainable management of a living, long and complex chain, which provides a better life for everyone, from the countryside to the table Based on fundamental commitments to safety, quality and integrity, the Company bases its strategy on a long-term vision and aims to generate value for its more than 100,000 employees worldwide, more than 350,000 clients and approximately 10,000 members in Brazil, all of its shareholders, and for society.