Support for Frontline Workers
Smithfield Romania is constantly looking for ways to help the community during this difficult time
"The message we want to send to our community is that we can overcome this critical time together. It is essential to remain calm, be responsible, and help the community we are a part of all while respecting the safety measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, we will continue to support the efforts of healthcare professionals in our communities by providing financial support and medical equipment for hospitals in Timisoara", said Goran Panici, General Manager at Smithfield Romania.
We are consistently communicating with the beneficiaries of our social responsibility programs so that we can identify and address their needs as they arise.
As of January 2021, the total value of sponsorship donations offered by our company in both programs dedicated in offering medical support (first line medical workers fighting against COVID-19 and Solidarity with medical care), is now over RON 1.8 million.
Financial Support Provided to The Hospitals in The Fight Against COVID-19
As part of Smithfield Foods, Inc. global response to COVID-19, Smithfield Romania has joined efforts to support Timiș County Hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. Recently, Smithfield Romania made donations amounting to RON 200,000 to Dr. Victor Babes Association from Timisoara, "Aurel Mogoseanu" Association for Anesthesia and Intensive Care from Timisoara. Each beneficiary received a donation in the amount of RON 100,000 to purchase medical equipment necessary to cure patients and prevent the spread of the virus.
Medical Equipment and Protective Materials
We are dedicated to helping the hospitals, other sanitary agencies, and those on the front line during these unprecedented times by offering them various medical and protective equipment.
- Military Emergency Clinical Hospital Dr. "Victor Popescu" from Timisoara
- "Teodor Andrei" Municipal Hospital from Lugoj
- Timisoara Municipal Emergency Clinical Hospital
- „Pius Brînzeu” County Emergency Clinical Hospital Timișoara - UPU-SMURD Timis
- Save the Children for the benefit of the Louis Țurcanu Children's Hospital.
- Bega Maternity
- Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases from Timisoara
- CF Clinical Hospital from Timisoara
We have also offered various protective equipment (overalls, gloves, masks, boots) to several local institutions in Timis County as well.
The total amount of donated equipment exceeds the value of RON 1.8 million.
Food Support Provided to The NGOs Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
In the current epidemiological context generated by the pandemic with the new SARS-VOC2, the daily costs of local charities serving those in need have increased remarkably. To help combat high costs, Smithfield Romania aided five different NGOs by offering them 2,400 kg of Comtim pork through our Helping Hungry Homes social responsibility program.
List of beneficiary associations:
- ”Timisoara 89” Foundation
- Caritas Federation of Timișoara Dioceses
- Missio Link International Foundation
- ” Pentru Voi” Foundation
- ” Crestina, Speranta si Lumina” Association
From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Smithfield Romania has been in solidarity with the front-line medical staff in our community. On International Public Service Day, we wanted to show our gratitude for their daily effort by providing the entire medical staff with a protein-rich lunch prepared with our Comtim and Elit pork products. In result, our Comtim and Elit brands donated 400 cooked pork to meals to the medical staff of ”Victor Babeș” Hospital of Infectious Diseases and Pneumophthiology from Timișoara - the main COVID hospital in the region. This charitable donation was organized within the Food for Souls Program and is part of Smithfield Romania’s support programs for hospitals and medical institutions from Timisoara and Timiş County.
To help with the preparation of 400 meals, Smithfield Romania donated 165 kg of pork products. This brings the entire value of the sponsorship donation to the amount of RON 20,770.