The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people worldwide, leaving many to deal with devastating consequences such as illness, lack of necessary supplies and more. As a global company, we recognize the impact this has on the world and we are committed to helping in any way we can.
We have pledged donations to two organizations that are pushing forward to help those in need: Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico and Mercy Malaysia.
Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico provides nutritious food and disinfecting cleaning products to Puerto Rican families across the island. Puerto Rico has faced a shortage of food, due to the economic crisis caused by the impact of hurricanes Irma and María in 2017, as well as the continuous earthquakes and aftershocks that have been occurring since the beginning of this year. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have only worsened the situation on the island. Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico plans to continue to ensure that people have food accessible to them, by working with feeding sites, prioritizing distribution to high-need areas and implementing a drive-through food distribution process to minimize personal exposure.
Mercy Malaysia launched its COVID-19 Pandemic Fund in support of the medical services and the essential needs of the country. Their response plan includes funding the donation of respiratory aids for the Intensive Care Unit at selected government hospitals and supporting the delivery of food for the frontline.
Both organizations are directly helping and donating supplies for the fight against COVID-19. We are proud to support them as they help thousands of people receive the supplies they need to survive.
As this situation evolves, we continue to take action to keep our community safe and healthy. Through Investors Trust’s Responsibility program, we recognize it is our duty to help during this time and offer hope to communities worldwide.
About Mercy Malaysia
MERCY Malaysia is an international non-profit organization focused on providing medical relief, sustainable health-related development, and risk reduction activities for vulnerable communities, in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
About Banco De Alimentos Puerto Rico
Banco de Alimentos Puerto Rico, Inc.’s mission is to mitigate hunger in Puerto Rico through our people, our food distribution, and our network of collaborators and allies. Our commitment to Puerto Rico is to be the leading and sustainable organization addressing food insecurity and capable of mitigating hunger with a quick and efficient response to crises and natural disasters.