July 16, 2020
Lee Kum Kee Combatting COVID-19 with the Community
The global pandemic of COVID-19 disease has seriously impacted upon communities worldwide, Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group has stepped up its efforts to fight the disease on a global scale, including cash and sauces donations, as well as support to the catering industry.
The Sauce Group has donated cash and made material contributions with a total worth of over RMB five million to Guangdong, Hubei, Sichuan and Hong Kong SAR since February, in a bid to boost the morale of frontline medical workers fighting the disease. The Sauce Group also donated 2,360 cartons of white vinegar to the Jiangmen Branch of the Red Cross Society of China to bolster the preventive measures and support frontline medical workers in February.
Donated 2,360 cartons of white vinegar to the Jiangmen Branch of the Red Cross Society
In March, the Sauce Group donated more than 14,000 sauces and condiments to hospitals, frontline healthcare workers and their family members in Jiangmen, the Group hoped to convey care and affection to the medical heroes during the outbreak. Furthermore, the Group actively cooperated with local distributors in Hubei and donated sauces and condiments for the fourth time. The donations went to Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Hubei Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University to demonstrate our gratitude towards the healthcare professionals fighting on the frontline in Wuhan.
Donations were sent to Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University
In April, the Sauce Group donated over 2,000 cartons of sauces and condiments to Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital through the Chengdu Charity Federation to pay tribute to medical team dispatched earlier to Wuhan to help contain the spread of the virus on the frontline and to those who remained in Sichuan.
Over 2,000 cartons of sauces were donated to Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital
Lee Kum Kee also actively supported the foodservice providers amid the unprecedented challenges faced by the industry. The Sauce Group has donated sauces and condiments to the Hubei Cuisine and Hotel Industry Association through the Wuhan Charity Federation in support of local restaurants and has also visited over 500 restaurants in Jiangmen to demonstrate support.
Donated sauces and condiments to over 500 restaurants in Jiangmen
With the closures of cafeterias in hospitals to prevent the spread of this COVID-19 virus, Lee Kum Kee joined hands with several restaurant partners in April and May, by using Lee Kum Kee sauces to prepare meals for the frontline health workers.
Among these, Lee Kum Kee partnered with the largest Asian dining concept in the U.S., Panda Express, to prepare over 1,000 meal boxes for the health care staff on the frontline of hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in Los Angeles. The Sauce Group proactively engaged in social events by donating sauces to local restaurant partners in New York, the Bay Area and Los Angeles, such as Noodle Talk, Macha Village, Monja Taiker, and JUNZI Kitchen. These partners prepared free hot meals for frontline healthcare workers. In addition, we also donated sauce products and meal boxes to health professionals serving at the Regional Medical Center of San Jose in California, providing affectionate support to these frontline heroes.
Furthermore, a total of 322 cartons of Lee Kum Kee sauces were donated to a number of non-profit organisations in Los Angeles in April and May, including Shepherd's Pantry, The Salvation Army Bell Shelter, Mercy House, Care Mission USA, and Los Angeles Mission to provide hot meals to the low-income and the homeless, as expression of care to those in need amid the pandemic.
Lee Kum Kee donated sauces to non-profit organisations in collaboration with local restaurants
In Vancouver, Lee Kum Kee participated in a campaign called “#ChopstickstoHeroes”, initiated by local Chinese restaurants. Lee Kum Kee donated various sauce products such as Panda Brand Oyster Flavored Sauce, Soy Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, and Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and cooperate with 30 local Chinese restaurants to prepare and deliver 1,500 meals to frontline healthcare workers at Vancouver General Hospital.
In Toronto, Lee Kum Kee donated sauces to the Chinese Cuisine and Hospitality Association of Canada in support of their charity sale. The sauces were used to prepare lunchboxes that were sold to raise funds for purchasing face shields for the healthcare workers of Scarborough Health Network.
Participated in charity sale hosted by the Chinese Cuisine and Hospitality Association of Canada
In April, Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group joined hands with its Thailand distributor, Pan Food Co. Ltd., to donate Premium Soy Sauce and Panda Oyster Sauce to the Chef Charity Association. The sauces were featured in meals cooked for the frontline medical workers of the Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute (CNMI), one of the main public health institutions in Thailand responsible for testing and treating COVID-19. Chefs from the Association volunteered to prepare three meals, around 3,000 dishes every day for the healthcare staff working hard to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Donated sauces to Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute
From June to July, Lee Kum Kee's Mahsuri team joined hands with Ikhlas.com, a brand under Airasia.com, to donate sauces including Mahsuri Hot Sweet Soy Sauce and Mahsuri Oyster Flavoured Sauce and other daily necessities to Kedah / Langkawi, Kelantan and Terengganu, the three states hit hardest by the pandemic. The essential packs were distributed to over 600 families. In addition, Sauce Group participated in the charitable “Give with Ikhlas” initiative in Tanjung Sepat, Malaysia to distribute donation packs containing Lee Kum Kee Panda Brand Oyster Sauce to over 200 families who are facing financial difficulties during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Partnered with Ikhlas.com to donated necessity packs to local communities in Malaysia
By upholding the core values of “Si Li Ji Ren (Considering Others’ Interests)” and “Benefitting the Community”, Lee Kum Kee will continue to monitor the development of the coronavirus disease, reassure that we are all in this together with the community and committed to fulfilling our social responsibility amid the coronavirus pandemic.