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BRF Donation to Chapecó Hospital Strengthens Combat To Covid-19

Institution, which serves patients from the West of SC, the Southwest of PR, the North and Northwest of RS, receives five respirators


BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, continues to make donations to contribute to actions to combat Covid-19 and its effects on society. In Santa Catarina, the Hospital Regional do Oeste, in Chapecó, received on Wednesday (26) five respirators to fight the pandemic of the coronavirus. The hospital, managed by the Lenoir Vargas Ferreira Hospital Association, has about 300 doctors, 1,200 employees, has 25 specialties and serves a population of 1.3 million people, covering the municipalities of western Santa Catarina, southwestern Paraná, north and northwest of Rio Grande do Sul.

The donation is part of a set of over R $ 50 million announced by BRF on March 31 to assist in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative contemplates actions in 15 Brazilian states and in countries where BRF has production units, distribution centers and corporate offices. The company’s objective is to continue efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, contribute to serving the population during the emergency phase and act to combat the effects of the pandemic.

In 2020, the Company had already directed R $ 50 million in donations, which still benefit the population of 175 municipalities spread across the national territory, in addition to countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, China, Turkey, Singapore, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman. In Brazil alone, 1,100 social entities were awarded BRF shares, including through partners. According to the BRF Institute, in total, more than 500 thousand items were donated, including PPE such as masks, gloves and caps for health professionals, in addition to alcohol gel, Covid-19 diagnostic tests, thermometers and hospital equipment. Donations made by the company can be followed on the website

About the BRF Institute:

Founded in 2012 by BRF, the BRF Institute is a private association to strategically direct the Company’s social investments. The objective is to support citizen initiatives that contribute to the development of communities locally. Since its creation, through volunteer actions and direct investment projects, the BRF Institute has already impacted half a million people, mobilized 30,000 volunteers and carried out more than 2,000 social actions in 60 cities around the country.

About BRF

One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF is present in more than 117 countries and owns iconic brands such as Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy. Its purpose is to offer quality food that is increasingly tasty and practical, to people all over the world, through the sustainable management of a living, long and complex chain, which provides a better life for everyone, from the farm to the table. Guided by the fundamental commitments of safety, quality and integrity, the Company bases its strategy on a long-term vision and aims to generate value for its more than 95 thousand employees in the world, more than 300 thousand customers and approximately 10 thousand integrated in Brazil, all its shareholders and to society.

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