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Two PepsiCo entities provide free food to poor people amid Covid-19

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HCMC – PepsiCo Foods Vietnam Company and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage are collaborating with the Vietnam Youth Federation to provide food to poor people whose lives have been severely affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Through the “Millions of Meals” program, which starts today, April 15, the two companies will provide free food to at least one million disadvantaged people including the poor, elderly, unemployed, workers who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and poor students.

The program is being rolled out in five major cities: Hanoi, Haiphong, Danang, HCMC and Can Tho.

The companies will also donate equipment to hospitals nationwide to help them handle the coronavirus.

At the launch ceremony for the program last week, the two companies gave the program VND7 billion in cash and VND1.8 billion worth of Pepsi, 7Up and Lay’s potato snack products.

PepsiCo Foods Vietnam Company and energy drink brand Sting also donated VND4.86 billion and VND2 billion, respectively, to the Vietnam Young Physician Association. The donation will be used to buy ventilators, N95 face masks, personal protective equipment and other medical devices for doctors and medical workers at hospitals nationwide.

Jahanzeb Khan, general director of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage, said, “We are very happy to collaborate with the Vietnam Youth Federation to implement the ‘Millions of Meals’ initiative. We hope the program will receive support from other companies, individuals and organizations so that there will be more meals provided to needy people.”

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