Hershey India provides 1 million Hershey products to front-line workers, supports with 500 oxygen concentrators and commits $50,000 to fight Covid
• Partnered with NGOs Give India and Milaap Foundation to assist hospitals with procuring ventilators, oxygen concentrators and oxygen cylinders
• Distributed 500 concentrators across the country
• Tied-up with India Food Banking Network to distribute fortified beverages and chocolates to frontline warriors
Mumbai, 09 June 2021: The second wave of the pandemic has seen a rising number of cases and shortages in medical support. To provide continued support during these difficult times, Hershey India Pvt Ltd is distributing one million Hershey products to frontline workers. The products include Hershey’s Milkshake, Hershey’s Spreads, Hershey’s Syrup and Sofit Soya Milk which will be distributed amongst healthcare workers, police forces, frontline workers and the daily-wage community.
Along with this, Hershey India is aiding the medical fraternity by providing 500 oxygen concentrators. The organization is working with NGOs such as the Hemkunt foundation, KVN foundation, Portea, GiveIndia and hospitals to deliver concentrators across the country.
Hershey India has also contributed $50,000 towards providing relief to hospitals and support the Covid warriors in India. The funds have been utilized to partner with renowned NGOs Give India and the Milaap foundation to help hospitals procure medical equipment and to support local NGOs such as Hemkunt Foundation and SaveLife Foundation.
Mr. Herjit Bhalla, Vice President, India and AEMEA, said, “The second wave of Covid caused an alarming health crisis across India and the world. The nation’s front-line workers are everyday bravely fighting the pandemic to keep us all safe. The need of the hour now is for everyone to stand together and support the communities that need the most care in these trying times. This is a small gesture of gratitude and support by Hershey India. We applaud the frontline COVID warriors for their relentless support to save the precious lives of our people and we will continue to extend our support in this war against the pandemic.”
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is an industry-leading snacks company known for bringing goodness to the world through its iconic brands, remarkable people and enduring commitment to help children succeed. Hershey has approximately 17,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 90 brands around the world that drive more than $8 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and SkinnyPop.
For more than 125 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on helping children succeed.