Yesterday was a novelty in two ways: Firstly, due to the ongoing crisis of COVID-19, Bayer held the first purely virtual AGM in the history of German business. Secondly, I had the opportunity to speak to our shareholders about Bayer's vision, "Health for all, hunger for none”, for the first time. Today, I am using my first post on LinkedIn to share some of my thoughts on the vision in this forum as well.
During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the issue of food security for vulnerable communities and frontline responders has taken on increased relevance and importance. There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are working in this critical area around the world, and their efforts are to be congratulated, appreciated and supported by all of us. Here are five organizations that are responding in herculean ways to combat food insecurity and help those most in need during this health crisis:
Based in Oakland, California, Replate is a nonprofit with a mission to reduce food waste and food insecurity through its food recovery system. Replate’s technology platform makes it easy for companies to schedule on-demand pickups for their surplus food. Their food rescuers bring donated food to people of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing food insecurity.
Program will provide urgently needed assistance for immunocompromised individuals impacted by COVID-19
LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/-- Team Rubicon (TR), in collaboration with Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), has announced “The COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program”. The program will provide assistance to immunocompromised patients living with cancer, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis whose ability to access or afford food and other nutritional needs is at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re proud to recognize and support the heroic efforts of organizations, essential workers and others who are putting in countless hours to care for and provide relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the start of this crisis, American Express mobilized quickly to back nonprofits leading the charge to provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, research and develop vaccines and treatments, and feed communities impacted by COVID-19.
Program feeds frontline healthcare professionals staying for free in rooms donated by Hilton and American Express and enables some furloughed restaurant staff to return to work in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C.
May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Hilton (NYSE:HLT) recently teamed up to donate up to 1 million hotel room nights to medical professionals on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. Since April, hundreds of thousands of room nights have been booked.
As we rush to address the urgent, overwhelming global coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to overlook the long-term support systems that maintain our health and wellness.
For those sequestered in city apartments, with no access to parks, green spaces or even trees, the sense of loss is very tangible right now. Of course, that feeling pales in comparison to those dealing with the loss of a loved one or friend due to the unforgiving coronavirus — but it’s a sentiment we must also confront for society at large.