As part of a global partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited today announced that they will donate over TTD500,000 to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the monetary donation, Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited will also provide in kind donations of products to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society to the tune of TTD20,000.
The announcement between the two companies was made today at a brief official cheque handover ceremony at the Nestlé Office in Valsayn. During his remarks, Patricio Torres, Head of Nestlé Anglo Dutch Caribbean operations reaffirmed Nestlé’s commitment to the citizens and communities in Trinidad and Tobago, acknowledging,
Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago.
Photo Caption: Ms. Jill De Bourg, President, Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross (centre) receives cheque from Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited’s Head of Market, Patricio Torres (right) and Head of Corporate Communications, Mrs. Denise d’Abadie (left)
Photo Caption: In discussions, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society, Ms. Jill De Bourg (centre) with Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited’s Head of Market, Patricio Torres (Right) and Head of Corporate Communications, Mrs. Denise d’Abadie
As the COVID-19 crisis deepens Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago recognizes that urgent help is required by emergency services and caregivers, and to strengthen healthcare systems. Nestlé’s donation to the Trinidad and Tobago 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, Ms. Jill De Bourg, President of the Trinidad and Tobago 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. This crisis requires the efforts of all - a true societal approach! The Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross is committed to supporting communities, encouraging solidarity in line with our seven fundamental principles while reminding everyone to BE RESPONSIBLE!
We also applaud the efforts and selfless dedication of all our volunteers and staff in this response - #WeAreInThisTogether!”
During this very critical time, Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago 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, STAY SAFE AND SAVE LIVES.