SKF Vietnam donates 1110 kilograms of rice in exchange for 500 smiles

SKF staff serving food in Nam Cuoi 2 charity table

2013 December 11, 16:06 SGT

HO CHI MINH CITY –Offering more thanone ton of rice and volunteered to cook for the poor people in Ho Chi Minh City.


On December 11th 2013, SKF Vietnam launched an initiative to support the local community. In collaboration with the food handout to Nam Cuoi 2 in Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh City, SKF has provided rice for daily lunch to 500 customers for a period of one month.


Nam Cuoi 2, is one of the five food handouts around the city managed by Ms. Chau and her husband Mr Loc. The food handouts serve one meal a day to more than 500 daily visitors for the symbolic sum of 2.000 Vietnam Dong (about 0.10 USD). The money received is used to pay the full time / volunteer staff 100 USD a month for reimbursement and their commitment to this vocational work. All the centers survive thanks to the donations of privates and enterprises and the passion of people and company staff that join the cooking and serving as volunteers.


Other than contributing 1110 kilograms of rice to the center, SKF also participated in the cooking and serving process. SKF delegation was also invited to visit its facilities and taste the food provided to the people. Our colleagues shared their views and experiences below:


“I have lived here in Vietnam for four years now and tasted many Vietnamese dishes. I can definitively say that the food provided here is delicious” said Mr. Roberto Ferrero, Managing Director at SKF Vietnam.


At 11.30 am,  SKF delegation and the other volunteers start to serve food to the people, who waited patiently in queue for their turn. “It’s amusing to see puzzled faces of people being served by a foreigner and then the great satisfaction they offer by saying ‘thank you’” said Mr. Marcello Ciaramella, Marketing Manager at SKF Vietnam.


Due to a favorable response and part of “giving back to the community”, SKF Vietnam will discuss and arrange with Ms. Chau and Mr. Loc to continue sending a team of people to take part in this contribution and share moments of solidarity.

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