DENTON, Texas (September 2, 2020) - Tetra Pak recently awarded $275,000 to organizations supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in many of the U.S. communities where the company operates. These donations are part of the $734,000 earmarked for the U.S. from Tetra Laval's larger €10 million global pledge announced earlier this summer.
Tetra Pak's U.S. employees were given the opportunity to nominate organizations that are fighting the effects of COVID-19 through food or healthcare efforts within their local areas.
"Tetra Pak is proud to support organizations that are working hard in the fight against COVID-19," said Jeff Fielkow, president and CEO of Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada. "These donations are of special significance as they are going towards organizations nominated by our own employees and will be making a meaningful impact on the various communities in which we live and serve."
After vetting nominations to ensure donation requirements were met, 17 organizations across eight U.S. cities with Tetra Pak facilities received a portion of these funds.
Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund - Illinois
Humanity First USA - Illinois
Lakeview Pantry - Illinois
Northern Illinois Food Bank - Illinois
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation - Minnesota
Greater Twin Cities United Way - Minnesota
Southeast Missouri Food Bank - Missouri
Allen Community Outreach - Texas
GENYOUth - Texas
Health Services of North Texas - Texas
Metrocrest Services - Texas
North Texas Food Bank - Texas
Parkland Hospital - Texas
Roanoke Food Pantry - Texas
Louisa County Resource Council - Virginia
Clark County Food Bank - Washington
The River Food Pantry - Wisconsin
Earlier this summer, the company announced three nationwide recipients who also received a portion of these earmarked funds.
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Angela Peterson, Communications Manager
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