Coca-Cola Basis responds to the coronavirus pandemic

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The Coca-Cola Foundation supports nonprofits that respond to the coronavirus pandemic

The Coke Foundation, endowment, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Companyannounced that a total of $ 13.5 million / £ 11.6 million in grants to five nonprofits working on the frontier of US and Canadian humanitarian aid against the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest grants support organizations that focus on helping first responders and residents of economically disadvantaged communities both in the company's hometown, Atlanta, and throughout North America. The company and the foundation will continue to explore additional grant opportunities around the world as the crisis progresses.

"We are deeply concerned about the increasing impact of coronavirus in Atlanta and beyond, particularly in the most vulnerable parts of our communities," said James Quincey, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. "We use the resources of our company and the Coca-Cola Foundation to make a difference by providing urgently needed organizations that are able to mobilize quickly and provide essential humanitarian aid."

The Feeding America organization The organization’s COVID-19 Response Fund will receive a $ 5 million / £ 4.3 million grant to help a network of more than 200 food banks in the United States feed the most vulnerable members of the community during the crisis.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America received a $ 5 million / £ 4.3 million grant that will help the organization plan to engage more than 4.7 million students in communities where schools are currently closed. Aid measures include providing meals and essential community services, and helping families of first responders, the military, National Guards, military reserves, and health care workers when needed. The organization also plans to work longer, especially in those parts of the United States that are most affected and most affected.

The Boys & Girls Clubs from Canada received a grant of $ 750,000 / £ 646,012 to help provide families and club workers with food and staple problems, care for emergency responders, mental health and counseling, and other emergencies.

Canada Food Banks received a grant of $ 750,000 / £ 646,012 that will help feed communities during the outbreak through a network of more than 650 food bank organizations and 4,500 distribution centers.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy received a grant of $ 2 million / £ 1.7 million to support the Centre's COVID-19 Response Fund to help local authorities that provide childcare and other community service to people who live and work on are most severely affected by the crisis.

Before, The community foundation for the greater Atlanta area announced that the Coca-Cola Foundation has provided a $ 5 million / £ 4.3 million grant to the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. The fund was founded by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta United Way of Greater Atlanta. The fund will support the work of organizations in Atlanta to meet immediate needs in economically vulnerable communities that are disproportionately affected by public crises.

In addition to supporting organizations based in the United States and Canada, the Coca-Cola Foundation previously granted grants totaling $ 2 million / £ 1.7 million to support efforts in China and Italy. The Foundation continues to closely monitor future needs and may provide further support.

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