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BRF DONATION TO HOSPITAL DE CHAPECÓ STRENGTHENS FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Institution, which serves patients in the West of Santa Catarina, Southwest of Paraná, North and Northwest of Rio Grande do Sul, receives five respirators

26/05/2021 17h32

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 Santa Catarina, Hospital Regional do Oeste, in Chapecó, received on Wednesday (26) five respirators to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The hospital, managed by Associação Hospitalar Lenoir Vargas Ferreira, has about 300 doctors, 1,200 employees, has 25 specialties and serves a population of 1.3 million people, covering the municipalities of West Santa Catarina, Southwest of Paraná, North and Northwest of Rio Grande do Sul.

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. 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.

About BRF

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 95,000 employees worldwide, more than 330,000 clients, approximately 10,000 members in Brazil, all of its shareholders and for society.