As a company committed to improving livelihoods in its communities, Nestlé Nigeria has contributed over N700 million (seven hundred million naira) to support the COVID-19 response efforts in Nigeria.
This donation includes nutritious food and beverage products worth N450 million to reach more than 600,000 vulnerable people, most impacted by the crisis. The company has also donated N250 million in cash towards the procurement of medical supplies and personal protection equipment for the COVID-19 response.
Nestlé is supporting the COVID-19 response efforts led by the Presidential Task force, working alongside other private sector partners in the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID).
“We are joining forces with government to do everything we can to help those in need through both financial means and product donations in these unprecedented times where our communities need our support more than ever,” said Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, MD/CEO Nestlé Nigeria.
“We are donating nutritious food and beverages to reach more than 600,000 vulnerable families who are the most impacted by the crisis.
We are also making a financial donation towards the procurement of medical supplies including personal protection equipment to enhance the health and safety of the medical teams and volunteers on the frontlines of the fight against the corona virus.”
Mr. Alarcon reiterated that Nestlé Nigeria will, in line with its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, continue to play its essential role of ensuring the uninterrupted availability of food and beverage products which are critical for the sustenance and well-being of millions of Nigerian families who rely on the company to help feed their families every day.