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08/04/2021 10h47

BRF DONATION TO HOSPITAL BRUNO BORN REINFORCES FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Health facility that serves the Taquari Valley will receive BRL 1.1 million to equip itself with 6 more respirators, 3 anesthesia devices and 6 ICU beds

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One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF continues to make donations to contribute to the actions to confront Covid-19 and its effects on society. In Vale do Taquari (RS), the service will receive the reinforcement of 6 respirators, 3 anesthesia devices and 6 ICU beds, to be purchased by Bruno Born Hospital, Lajeado, through BRL 1.1 million donated by BRF. 

The Sociedade Beneficente e Caridade de Lajeado, the hospital's maintainer, requested a donation from BRF in order to expand its care capacity as a result of the worsening of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2021. In responding to the request, BRF stressed the objective that the equipment help save lives and contribute to the fundamental work of the hospital for the entire region of Vale do Taquari. 

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, 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.

About BRF

One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF is present in more than 130 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 95,000 employees worldwide, more than 330,000 clients, approximately 10,000 members in Brazil, all of its shareholders and for society.