Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (referred to as “Flour Mills “or “FMN”), owners of the iconic food brand Golden Penny, has continued with its initiative to donate food products across the country, with a view to mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigeria-based leading integrated food business and agro-allied Group this week donated Golden Penny food products in Ekiti, Kaduna, Cross Rivers, Ogun, Niger, and Edo State to support the most vulnerable people in the country owing to the nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The organization donated several trucks of Golden Penny pasta, semovita, dawavita, masavita, goldenvita, and noodles. The donations are part of a larger initiative to give out essential food items worth over ₦400,000,000 (Four hundred million naira) across several states in the country, a gesture that reinforces FMN’s commitment to its purpose of ‘Feeding the Nation, Everyday’.
Flour Mills has now contributed essential food items in seven states – Lagos, Ekiti, Kaduna, Cross Rivers, Ogun, Niger, and Edo State, and will continue to support the nation in these difficult times, it has promised.
In addition to the food supplies, the group is one of the biggest contributors to the COVID-19 intervention fund set up by the Central Bank of Nigeria while it is also providing medical supplies to frontline medical and emergency responders around the country. Some of the COVID-19 medical supplies and equipment to be given out include 35,000 units of testing kits, pharmaceutical supplies, 75 ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for 10,000 medical and emergency workers.
The donations demonstrate a show of support and are in recognition of the economic hardship Nigerians are going through due to lockdown and restrictions imposed by the government, to contain the spread of the disease.
Incorporated in September 1960 and quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange since 1978, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc is one of the country’s leading food and agro-allied companies. With a broad basket of food products and robust pan-Nigerian production, distribution, and supply chain network, FMN is a fully integrated and diversified food and agro-allied group.
FMN Group strives in its purpose to “Feed the Nation, Everyday” through its five core food value chains – Grains, Sweeteners, Oils and Fats, Proteins, and Starches. The company creates value along the entire food chain with its “farm-to-table” model by providing inputs and know-how to farmers, aggregating and sourcing crops and raw materials to supply its world-class processing facilities across Nigeria, and distributing its innovative food brands to its customers.