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CP Foods helps fill bellies in Samut Sakhon’s migrant community


Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) has earmarked 200,000 masks and 85,000 packs of food to distribute nationwide to help boost people’s morale amid the new wave of Covid-19 infections. 

Of this, CP Foods has distributed 30,000 face masks among migrant workers in Samut Sakhon and Rayong provinces. 

It has also provided 30,800 ready-to-eat meals and 10,000 fresh eggs to Labour Protection Network to distribute among migrant workers who have lost their income after the closure of seafood markets and lockdown measures in Samut Sakhon. 

Sompong Srakaew, director and founder of LPN, said there are some 4,000 migrants, mostly from Myanmar, living and working at the shrimp market, which became a hotspot of infections mid-December. 

“Migrant workers in Samut Sakhon are suffering and need support either from the government or private sector. Food supplies from CP proves that Thai people will not leave them behind. This is a huge boost for the morale of migrant workers, who are the backbone of Samut Sakhon’s economy,” Sompong said. 

Prasit Boondoungprasert, CP Foods chief executive officer, said the company and its retail arm, CP Freshmart, have also delivered 55,000 ready-to-eat meals to medical staff on the frontline in Samut Sakhon. 

“CP Group has been continuously delivering food supplies to doctors, nurses and Covid-19 patients as well as the migrant community to ensure food security during this crisis,” he said.

Published : January 05, 2021

By : The Nation