DUBLIN, Ireland and Allegan, Michigan – April 7, 2020 – Perrigo Company plc and the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation are donating $400,000 in funding and $216,000 in product donations to assist community partners who are essential to the COVID-19 response effort. Perrigo acted quickly to address the urgent need.
Like Perrigo, many organizations are critical to the communities and families who depend on them as a vital resource. Nonprofits that supply food to at risk children, elderly and neighborhoods, are in need of funding to respond to the growing number of families who have recently found themselves in need of support:
Donation Totals: $400,000 in funding and $216,000 in product donations for COVID-19 food relief:
$200,000– Kid’s Food Basket
Serve more than 7,000 kids a day across Kent, Ottawa, Allegan counties
$50,000– Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative
Food relief for low income families in Allegan County
$50,000 and $16,000 in-kind product – Meals on Wheels
Food relief and home delivery for region’s most vulnerable senior citizens
$200,000 in-kind product – Feeding America West Michigan
Shelf-stable pediatric nutritional drinks for food pantries
$100,000 – American Red Cross
National campaign to increase critically low blood donations
Tom Farrington, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer and President of the Perrigo Foundation says, “Perrigo is in a unique position to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, not only by being a global provider of wellness solutions at a time when families need it most, but as a corporate partner to area organizations who are on the frontlines of the response efforts. Perrigo is proud to do its part by contributing products and donations, as we work together to navigate this difficult time.”
These donations are the first step in a global response effort that will be unveiled throughout the year. Within the last ten years, Perrigo and the Perrigo Charitable Foundation have donated nearly $26 million and more than $15 million in product donations.
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About Perrigo Company
Perrigo Company is dedicated to making lives better by bringing “Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products™” that consumers trust everywhere they are sold. The Company is a leading provider of over-the-counter health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed. Visit Perrigo online at http://www.perrigo.com.
About the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation
Established in 2000, the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation provides financial support to nonprofit organizations that enhance the health, well-being and education of individuals and families in communities in which Perrigo operates. The Foundation is a private, non-profit organization wholly funded by Perrigo Company plc and distributes over $2 million annually through grants and scholarships. Funding decisions are made quarterly during board meetings; application acceptance and deadlines are available at https://www.perrigo.com/about/perrigo-foundation.aspx
Sarah Barwacz, Perrigo, Public Relations Manager, 616.215.3309, firstname.lastname@example.org