South America Employees Donate Funds to Lessen Food Insecurity
With the rapid rise and spread of COVID-19, food insecurity has become an even greater global concern. Ingredion is committed to doing everything we can to help lessen the problem. Ingredion South America is participating in a couple of global initiatives to help people in situations of vulnerability due to the pandemic.
Ingredion South America made a contribution to the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) in the equivalent of 20 meals per employee for a total donation of 61,000 meals over the region. The Global FoodBanking Network was selected as a recipient due to its infrastructure, commitment and agility to satisfy the most urgent food needs of the population.
Employees of the region held a separate donation campaign to raise funds for various NGOs, including Fundación Misión y Visión familiar, Fundación Ya tengo donde escribir and Fundación Semilla de Vida Eterna Internacional in Colombia; Pequeños Pasos and Consejo Social Chacabuco in Argentina; and Banco De Alimentos Peru in Peru. Through the campaign, held through email due to social distancing guidelines and lead by volunteers who promoted the effort throughout the region, 249 employees helped more than 10,000 people in the communities throughout South America, where Ingredion does business.
"This donation is crucial at a time when several families are experiencing even greater difficulty than usual," said Leopoldo Horle, president and general director of Ingredion Brazil. "With it, Ingredion reinforces its social role in the communities where it operates and encourages its employees to engage effectively in supporting the most needy."
Our commitment to helping those in need lives in each one of us at Ingredion through our purpose of bringing the potential of people, nature and technology together to make life better.