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ITC’s Foods Division specially curates Boxes of Hope and Happiness during COVID 19

These specially crafted boxes will be hand-delivered through partnerships with NGOs

Kolkata. ITC is committed to providing comfort to children and senior citizens across Indian households during these trying times of the nationwide pandemic. To provide support during this unprecedented situation, the company is sending food supplies across the country through its Aashirvaad Box of Hope and Sunfeast Box of Happiness,an initiative backed by the company’sRs 150 crore COVID- 19 Emergency Fund.

In-line with its credo ‘Nation First – Sab Saath Badhein’ ITC has joined hands with 3 leading NGOs building a seamless network to deliver essential food supplies to those severely impacted by the current lockdown. Child Rights and You (CRY), SOS Children’s Village India and another eminent NGO will help implement this special intervention that addresses the month-long food consumption requirement of the children and the elderly. This program will be implemented from April 1st 2020 by the respective volunteers of the NGOs in each state, while ensuring the requisite health, hygiene and safety precautions.

Commenting on the collaboration, spokesperson from, ITC Ltd said, “Consumers are fighting this nationwide pandemic with compassion and resilience during the lockdown. However, the children and the elderly community are the most impacted and require additional support and assistance in tiding through these difficult times. At ITC, we are committed to making a meaningful contribution to society and with help from CRY, SOS &another notable NGO we feel encouraged to be able to make a difference in our own way.”

A spokesperson from SOS said, “In the current unprecedented situation, a large number of children do not have access to adequate food essentials. We are glad that ITC has come forward to spread cheer among many such children.”

A spokesperson from an eminent NGO said, “ITC has thoughtfully contributed food kits that will sufficiently take care of the food requirements of many elderly. This gives hope and optimism about the days that lie ahead of us.”

The Aashirvaad Box of Hope for the elderly will contain an assortment of Aashirvaad atta, salt & basic spices, Sunfeast biscuits, YiPPee! noodles and B Natural Fruit Juices & Beverages. On the other hand the Sunfeast Box of Happiness for children will include multiple packs of Sunfeast biscuits, YiPPee! noodles, B Natural PET Juices and snacks from Bingo!

About ITC (Foods Division):ITC's branded packaged foods business is one of the fastest growing foods businesses and the third largest foods company in India, driven by the market standing and consumer franchise of its popular brands - Aashirvaad, Sunfeast, Bingo!, Yippee!, Kitchens of India, B Natural, Mint-o, Candyman and GumOn. The Foods business is today represented in multiple categories in the market - Staples, Spices, Ready-to-Eat, Snack Foods, Bakery & Confectionery and the newly introduced Juices & Beverages. ITC's Foods brands delight millions of households with a wide range of differentiated, value-added products developed by leveraging ITC's in-house R&D capabilities, deep consumer understanding, knowledge of preferred Indian tastes, agri-sourcing & packaging strengths, and an unmatched distribution network. ITC's uncompromising commitment to the health and safety of its consumers ensures adherence to the highest levels of quality, safety and hygiene standards in manufacturing processes and in the supply chain. All ITC-owned manufacturing units are Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certified. The quality performance of all manufacturing units is monitored continuously online. Going beyond process control, ITC ensures that quality standards are scrupulously adhered to while choosing ingredients that go into the preparation of its food products. The business continues to invest in every aspect of manufacturing, distribution and marketing to ensure that it can leverage emerging opportunities and fulfill its aspiration of being the most trusted provider of branded packaged foods in the country. ITC's Foods business also exports its products to the key geographies of North America, Africa, Middle East and Australia.