Thursday 28 May, 2020

COVID-19: Pepsi gives back to frontline workers, vulnerable groups

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton and MLSS Permanent Secretary Collette Risden  welcome Pepsi’s People and Business Development Manager Luz Tejada to the Relief Warehouse.

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton and MLSS Permanent Secretary Collette Risden welcome Pepsi’s People and Business Development Manager Luz Tejada to the Relief Warehouse.

Pepsi Cola Jamaica is one of the latest corporate entities to assist in the local coronavirus (COVID-19) fight, through a donation valued at over $15 million.

The donation will see over 200,000 units of beverage products being distributed to front line workers, families and other vulnerable groups affected by the current health crisis.

The distribution will be done through the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Food For The Poor and Missionaries of the Poor.

Water donation offloading takes place at the Ministry of Labour Relief Centre

General Manager Alejandro Sacasa explained that while he does understand that many persons have growing concerns regarding their health and their own economic projections, the company has made a decision to help buffer the impact by ensuring that their relief efforts help both their internal and external customers.

“As an extension of our company values, we believe that people are the heart of our business and of Jamaica. This is just a small step to show our support to the Jamaican people as they have always done for us,” shared Sacasa.

Though it has not been business as normal for the company, with the restrictions on social gatherings and bar closures imposed by the government, Sacasa explained that they will continue to contribute during and after this difficult period.

Isotonic rehydration product Gatorade delivered to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security Relief Warehouse

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton expressed his gratitude to the company and to the private sector at large.

“The pandemic that we are experiencing now is unprecedented so it is good to see service groups and corporate companies like Pepsi Cola Jamaica rising to the occasion by supporting their fellow man, especially without being prompted to do so," Tufton said. 

Pepsi Cola Jamaica is encouraging other corporate entities who can to aid in the COVID-19 relief drive by contacting the Health for Life and Wellness Foundation at the Ministry of Health via the email donatetocovid19@gmail.com

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