Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) in collaboration with the Labor Rights Promotion Network (LPN) Foundation have stepped up to deliver 30,000 high-quality eggs for migrant workers in multiple provinces across Thailand.
The donated eggs will be packed in a survival bag for migrant people in Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Trat, Rayong, Chachoengsao, Chiang Mai and Tak provinces in order to make sure that migrant people received sufficient supports. A handover ceremony at LPN headquarter was joined by Mr. Sompong Srakaew, director of LPN, and Mr. Sornkrit Wattasiri, Senior Vice President at CP Foods.
The food donation is a part of “CPF Food from the Heart against COVID-19” project, an on-going humanitarian aid program initiated by CP Foods to help vulnerable groups, including migrant workers, who are directly and indirectly impacted by the global pandemic.
Mr. Sompong said that, despite the government eased most of restrictions, there are still many of foreign workers who lost their income and being unemployed as a result from COVID-19 outbreak. The foundation, therefore, has made relief efforts with help from its long-time partners. For example, CP Foods, which prior to this activity, donated 30,800 packs of ready-to-eat meals and 40,000 eggs to the foundation for aiding migrant communities, particularly from Myanmar, under quarantine in Samut Sakhon province and many other areas across the country. This allows them to gain access to safe and nutritious foods.
“Covid-19 outbreak affects the livelihoods of migrant workers and their families in many ways. The cooperation between LPN and CP Foods will enabled them to access to safe food supplies and other necessities, ensuring there are enough supports for them in this difficult time,” said Mr. Sompong.
Aside this project, CP Foods has made multiple relief efforts. The company, in collaboration with partners like the Ministry of Public Health, Government agencies, communities and NGOs, brings together the expertise as a leading food producer to deliver safe food supplies to healthcare workers and vulnerable groups that have been affected by the virus epidemic since early 2020.
Also, Charoen Pokphand Group and CP Foods donated “CP surgical mask” to embassies of Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR to distribute to migrant workers and expats amid the new wave of the COVID-19.