Vinamilk donates milk to people affected by Covid-19 in US

Friday, 2020-05-08 17:01:01
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Driftwood has been supplying milk to schools in southern California for more than 50 years.
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NDO – The Driftwood dairy firm in the US, under the Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk, has donated nearly 23,000 litres of milk to people who are affected by the Covid-19 epidemic in Los Angeles, California.

Driftwood’s activity was part of campaigns launched by the parent company Vinamilk to support the community amidst the impact of the pandemic.

Los Angeles is one of the most populous localities of the US. About two million people in the city have suffered from food shortages.

So far, Los Angeles recorded 781 cases of Covid-19 and an increasing number of people who are living in difficult circumstances due to a sudden loss of income.

In response to the call from the L.A Food Bank, the Driftwood diary firm has donated over 12,000 half-gallon milk bottles (equivalent to 23,000 litres) worth a total of US$21,000 to local people affected by the epidemic, especially children and the elderly.

Over the past few years, Driftwood has joined hands with the L.A Food Bank to donate food to around 300,000 American citizens per month.

Once the foods are gathered at the L.A Food Bank's headquarters, they are delivered to needy people through free food supply stations.

Vinamilk acquired the Driftwood Dairy Holding Corporation in 2013 and now holds 100% ownership of the company which has a history of 100 years of formation and development (1920-2020).

In September 2019, Vinamilk invested an additional US$10 million to expand the scale and productivity of Driftwood, which has been a supplier of milk to nearly 100 schools in southern California over the past 50 years.

Since Covid-19 emerged in Vietnam, Vinamilk has donated nearly VND30 billion to supportive activities for the front line and community in the country during its fight against the epidemic.

A milk production line at the Driftwood Diary Corporation