Nestlé Nigeria volunteers recently donated food, beverages and personal hygiene products to over 700 children in 18 orphanages across Nigeria under its Global Employee Volunteer Program, Nestlé Cares.
Nestlé Cares is aimed at enhancing volunteer activities and providing an opportunity for Nestlé employees to give back to society by offering their time, talent and resources.
“We recognise that in times like this, the most important concern for caregivers is providing adequate nutrition for their children while ensuring the highest standards of hygiene to keep them safe. This is why we have come together on the platform of Nestlé Cares to provide nutritious food and beverages as well as personal and homecare hygiene products to the orphanages we support across Nigeria.
“We are pleased that the items contributed by the volunteers were matched by the company, another way we leverage our resources at Nestlé to deliver impact in our communities, ” said the Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé Nigeria, Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka.
Uwadoka said, “These donations are part of Nestlé Nigeria’s contribution towards supporting the most vulnerable among us, most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We trust that the items will assist the caregivers in meeting the nutritional and welfare needs of the children during these difficult times.”
Receiving the donations on behalf of the SOS Children’s Village, Isolo Lagos, the Programme Director, Mr. Ayodeji Adelopo said, “These times are challenging for all of us, and these are the times when support is really needed. I would like to thank Nestlé and its employees for not failing to provide the much-needed support.”