The Company, through Athena Foods, has adopted initiatives to benefit the local health agencies and other institutions in Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Argentina began daily production of 70% alcohol gel at its unit located in the Province of Santa Fe, which was donated to the local hospital, where it also received mobile ICUs rented by the Company. Additionally, the City of Vila Governador Gálvez received a shipment of pâtés and hamburgers to be donated to the local community, in addition to 70% alcohol gel.
The Montería Municipal Hospital, located in the northern Colombian province of Córdoba, received uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and 70% alcohol gel. Beef was also donated to the city for distribution to people in conditions of social vulnerability.
In Paraguay, the District Hospital of Belén, located in the municipality of Concepción, received 70% alcohol gel, uniforms, masks, gloves and goggles. In addition, the Company donated thermometers and furniture for the waiting room, as well as PPE and cleaning kits to the Federal Government, for distribution to the hospitals that needed them most.
In Uruguay, efforts consisted in donating beef to schools and the Uruguayan Instituto Turístico Hoteleiro, as well as supporting the Refeições Solidárias project which distributes dishes to needy children and families in the Uruguayan capital and the city of Melo, respectively.
A fund for donations was created in partnership with the Cooperativa de Produtores Pecuaristas of Uruguay to carry out social activities. Athena Foods financially contributed and was made responsible for coordinating the purchase of supplies and subsequent donations to entities indicated by the Ministry of Social Development. The Company also provided food baskets and weekly meals to needy families in the city of Paso Carrasco, located in the state of Canelones.