Published on: January 18, 2023

Fonterra supports government program on food security and nutrition

In support of the government’s ‘National Combined Mechanism for Food Security and Nutrition’, Fonterra will provide free milk powder to 70,000 low-income families.

Joining the ‘National Combined Mechanism for Food Security and Nutrition’ programme, set up under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Fonterra Brands Lanka Company has donated milk powder worth Rs174 million to 70,000 low-income families experiencing financial hardships.

The donation was made symbolically at the President’s Office yesterday (17) with the participation of New Zealand High Commissioner Michael Appleton, Judith Swales – Chief Executive Officer, Global Markets, Fonterra, Vidya Sivaraja – MD, Southeast Asia & South Asia, Consumer & Food Service, Global Markets, Fonterra.

Speaking at the occasion, Chairman and Advisor of the Presidential Committee on National Food Security Dr. Suren Batagoda said, “The Vision of the food security programme of the government is to ensure that every citizen has access to nutrition. This initiative is aimed at bridging this gap with the most vulnerable families.”

The milk powder was delivered to the 70,000 vulnerable families across the country, identified by the task force and delivered via the District Secretariats.

President’s Chief of Staff and the Senior Advisor on National Security Mr. Sagala Ratnayake attended this event.


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