Cargill is launching the Cargill Cares Employee Disaster Relief Fund to support employees around the world during times of catastrophic or personal disaster, reports Drovers.
While this resource was established to support the immediate needs of the Cargill team during the COVID-19 crisis, it will also serve as a long-term resource for future events.
“We are prioritizing our employees’ health and well-being, as they are essential in delivering the food we all need to stay healthy and nourished,” said Michelle Grogg, vice president of corporate responsibility and sustainability development at Cargill. “Our work is essential, but our people and the communities in which we live and work haven’t been immune to the impacts of the virus. With this fund, we hope we can come together in a powerful way to help our colleagues by providing some peace of mind during this incredibly uncertain time.”
Cargill is contributing $15 million as an initial start to the fund. Employees, other individuals and organizations will be able to contribute to support colleagues in their time of need.