Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CP Foods) in collaboration with True Corporation and Osotspa have provided delicious food supplies, and other necessities to 1,200 families of Myanmar migrant workers under quarantine in Samut Sakhon province through the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok as a part of "CPF Food from the Heart Against COVID-19" project.
H.E. U Myo Myint Than, Ambassador of Myanmar to Thailand, said he would like to thank Thailand, both public and private sectors for all supports and goodwill to help Myanmar migrant workers and their families who are affected by the virus outbreak with good treatment. It is the grateful of Myanmar people. The embassy will promptly distribute all COVID relief products to Myanmar families living in Samut Sakhon area.
Mr. Prasit Boondoungprasert, Chief Executive Officer at CP Foods, said the company is well aware of the hardship that Thai and migrant people are facing. Therefore, the company and partners have stepped up and offered a helping hand to people in need, including Myanmar migrant group, through "CPF Food from the Heart Against COVID-19" project, which has been on-going since the early of 2020.
He added that the Myanmar workers have been greatly suffered by the new wave of pandemic. Moreover, they are currently struggling on lacking essential goods.
To ensure their well-being, CP Foods supplied hearty and high quality products including 36,000 fresh eggs, "Royal Umbrella" rice brand 1,200 bags, vegetable oil 1,200 bottles, CP Veg It Up soup 3,600 cups and drinking water 14,400 bottles to the migrant worker group via the embassy.
Mr. Suphakit Vuntanadit, Group Chief Commercial Officer of True Corporation, said that the company gave 2,000 SIMs with unlimited internet for 30 days and 2,000 fabric face masks. The internet SIM card will allow them to access online entertainments and keep them in touch with their families and friends, relaxing them during the quarantine.
Mr. Sze Tian Poh, Chief International Business Officer at Osotspa, said that the participated with CP Foods' project since last year which is also a part of Osotspa' long standing commitment on social responsibility. Having business in Myanmar, it is the company's great pleasure to support Myanmar people in Thailand.
As a result, Osotspa provided two of its flagship energy drinks, 5,000 bottles of M150 and 5,000 more of Lipo. In addition, the company gave 3,600 bottles of C-Vitt, a healthy Vitamin C drink to strengthen the immune system to help them prevent further infection of COVID-19.
Since March 2020, "CPF Food from the Heart against COVID-19" has delivered foods to 200 public hospitals nationwide and further delivered foods to 20,000 families of doctors and nurses. Also, the company supports 5 hospitals in remote areas of Tak Province to prevent outbreaks at the Thai-Myanmar border.
In response to the new wave of COVID-19, CP Foods in collaboration with the government agencies and other partners are currently providing food supplies to migrant workers and underprivileged people. For example, it has partnered with Labor Protection Network (LPN) to provide over 30,000 packs of CP Foods' products and 10,000 fresh eggs to help migrant workers in the Mahachai shrimp market.