CSR : Thermo Fisher Scientific helps packing of 3 lakh meals to serve the underprivileged

As per estimates by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about 195.9 million people are undernourished in India. This equates to about 14.8% of the population of India being malnourished.

HYDERABAD: Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science in a demonstration of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by packing 3,00,000 meals to serve the underprivileged.

The compressed meal packets incorporated 500 grams of uncooked rice and lentils, enough to feed a family of six. The distribution teams were deployed at Leonia Holistic Destination, Hyderabad and served about 25 tons of rice and dal in the form of meal packages.

The event of the unprecedented scale was organized on February 13, 2019 and witnessed participation by over 900 employees from Thermo Fisher in the assembly line to pack meals.

The company engaged with Rise Against Hunger to provide food and aid to vulnerable people and creating a global commitment to mobilize necessary resources.

The Global Hunger Index of the year 2017 puts India at 100 on a list of 110 countries on the basis of following parameters- prevalence of wasting and stunting in children under 5 years, under 5 child mortality rates, and the proportion of undernourished in the population.

(Reporeted by India CSR Network)

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