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LG Electronics celebrates World Food Day by distributing Happy Kits in Uttar Pradesh

By LG On 17 October 2020
LG Electronics celebrates World Food Day by distributing Happy Kits in Uttar Pradesh

LG Electronics, India’s leading consumer durables brand, has come forward to celebrate World Food Day, in collaboration with The Akshaya Patra Foundation by donating ‘Happiness Kits’ containing dry rations in Uttar Pradesh. These will be distributed to every child within the age group of six to fourteen years studying in classes I to VIII, who were enrolled to   attend government schools, against the Mid-Day Meal scheme. 

Re-affirming its commitment to the people of India and to fight hunger during the Covid-19 pandemic, LG Electronics has announced a number of initiatives from early this  year including  serving over a million meals to migrant laborers affected by the national lockdown in collaboration with The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s Covid Food Relief Efforts. This initiative, to celebrate the World Food Day reinforces the brand’s commitment to help eliminate  hunger in the country. 

Commenting on the occasion, Young Lak Kim- MD LG Electronics India said, “We stand committed to lending our full support to people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hunger is one of the biggest challenges to development for the youth, creating a detrimental effect in a child’s growth. We wish to make a significant contribution in this difficult time to society in collaboration with the Akshaya Patra Foundation, with whom we have had meaningful collaborations in the past. We hope this creates a significant impact in the lives of these kids, who have been greatly affected by the myriad effects of this pandemic.”

Commenting on the initiative Shridhar Venkat, CEO, Akshaya Patra Foundation said, “Covid-19 has been the most disruptive events of 2020. But it is heartening to note that large corporate houses such as LG Electronics have kept the momentum for Food Relief Efforts going. We are happy to collaborate once again in the distribution of Happiness Kits to needy children in the state of Uttar Pradesh. We are sure this step will help in enhancing a child’s nutrition levels and daily food intake. It is bound to deliver happiness to the beneficiaries. LG Electronics is doing a great service to humanity.”  

LG Electronics has taken a pledge to support India’s fight against the pandemic through various initiatives. The brand will provide necessary support to the states and people in fight against COVID-19.

About LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd

LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Electronics, South Korea was established in January 1997 in India. It is one of the most formidable brands in consumer electronics, home appliances, HVAC, IT hardware and mobile communications space. In India, LG has earned a premium brand positioning and is the acknowledged trendsetter for the industry. LGEIL's manufacturing unit at Greater Noida is one of the most eco-friendly units among all LG manufacturing plants in the world. The second Greenfield facility is located at Ranjangaon; Pune has the capacity to manufacture LED TV’s, air conditioners, commercial air conditioning systems, washing machines, refrigerators, and monitors.

About The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Bengaluru, India, which strives to address issues like hunger and malnutrition in the country. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government and Government-aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims to fight hunger and at the same time, bring children to school. Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has worked towards reaching out to children with wholesome food on every single school day. The Foundation is continuously leveraging technology to cater to millions of children. Its state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and attract curious visitors from around the world.

In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments, and the inestimable support of many philanthropic donors and well-wishers, Akshaya Patra has grown from humble beginnings serving just 1,500 school children across five schools to becoming the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme, serving wholesome food to over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 states & 2 union territories in India. For more details, please log on: www.akshayapatra.org

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