Charoen Pokphand Pokphand Foods PCL (CP Foods) supports Ministry of Labour healthy foods and drinks for distributing to 46 of covid-19 vaccination centers across Bangkok metropolitan in the support of the government’s scheme of inoculating for Section 33 insured persons.
On June 4, 2021, Mr. Suchart Chomklin, Minister of Labour, received 6 million baht worth ready-to-eat meals and healthy beverages under “CPF’s food from the heart against Covid-19” project from Mr. Prasit Boondoungprasert, chief executive officer of CP Foods, accompanied by Ms. Pimonrat Reephattanavijitkul, Chief People Officer of CP Foods, to support medical personnel and staffs of Social Security Office who working at 46 vaccination facilities.
The Labour Minister said, The Social Security Office, Ministry of Labour, has worked together with the Prime Minister’s Office, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), Ministry of Public Health and hospitals in the social security office network to offer vaccines to Section 33 insured persons at 46 sites throughout Bangkok.
Mr Suchart added that the Ministry of Labour wanted workers to be promptly vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, the Ministry of Labour has established 46 vaccination facilities to accommodate a large number of insured employees. CP Foods will use its expertise in food production to lighten the burden of the government’s staffs, helping the national vaccination plan to run smoothly.
CP Foods’s CEO Prasit said that the implementation of mass vaccination for employees is essential for the country’s herd immunity and economic recovery. The company aims the donation of food will help facilitate the on-site staff who are on duty to provide vaccination service for workers.
CP Foods has initiated the “CPF’s food from the heart against Covid-19” program since the beginning of the outbreak in 2020. So far, CP Foods has supported millions of meals and drinks to over 300 hospitals, migrant workers, communities in need and other vulnerable groups across the country.
The company also supplies food for vaccination point in various locations such as the Bang Sue Grand Station and the Emporium. This Covid-19 relief effort is in line with the policy of Dhanin Chearavanont, senior chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), to support society amid the COVID-19 crisis.