As part of a global partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Nestlé Jamaica Limited today announced that they will donate over JMD $10,000,000 to the Jamaica Red Cross Society to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the monetary donation, Nestlé Jamaica Limited will also provide in kind donations of products to the Jamaica Red Cross Society to the tune of JMD $2,800,000.
The announcement between the two companies was made today at a brief official cheque handover ceremony at the Nestlé Jamaica Ferry Pen Head Office. During his remarks, Daniel Caron, Nestlé Jamaica Country Manager reaffirmed Nestlé’s commitment to the citizens and communities in Jamaica, acknowledging;
“Nestlé Jamaica Limited, has an essential role to play in the COVID-19 pandemic. At Nestlé our purpose is to enhance the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. Our responsibility to provide good nutrition extends especially to the most vulnerable populations - children, the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions in Jamaica.”
As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, Nestlé Jamaica recognizes that urgent help is required by emergency services and caregivers, and to strengthen healthcare systems. Nestlé’s donation to the Jamaica Red Cross Society is intended primarily to support the following:
- Livelihoods and Basic Needs - Ensuring food security to the vulnerable populations who have lost income due to quarantine or illness.
- Health - Communicating epidemic control at all levels, transport via Ambulances and psychosocial support for the affected.
During the handover ceremony, Hope Monroe, President of the Jamaica Red Cross Society, stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a public health crisis but a humanitarian crisis that is impacting the health, lives, and livelihood of people around the world.”
During this very critical time, Nestlé Jamaica Limited wishes to reassure our customers and consumers that we will continue to produce and deliver products to meet the country’s demand. Our employees are fully committed and are working tirelessly to ensure that supply is maintained.
Nestlé Jamaica Limited thanks all of our frontline workers for their unwavering dedication to contain and combat COVID-19. We continue to encourage every citizen to follow the guidelines of our authorities and stay home and stay safe.