Lavazza donates coffee to workers in the US combating Covid-19

In response to the global health emergency in the United States, Lavazza Premium Coffee has donated coffee to support healthcare and public safety workers as they work to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. This follows monetary donations the Turin, Italy-based Lavazza Group pledged in March in its home country.

Lavazza’s North American subsidiary has partnered with New York Health + Hospitals, Morrison Healthcare (a division of Compass Group), UCLA Health, Los Angeles Fire Department, and Los Angeles Police Department to deliver coffee to hospitals, fire departments, and police departments in New York City metro areas, and Los Angeles, California. Lavazza is donating over 50,000 bags of coffee and counting to the following facilities:

New York City Metro Area

  • NYC Health + Hospitals – Bellevue
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – Harlem
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – Metropolitan
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – Coney Island
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – Kings County
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – Woodhull
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – Elmhurst
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – Queens
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – Jacobi
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – Lincoln
  • NYC Health + Hospitals – North Central Bronx
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai New York Eye & Ear
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai West
  • Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Staten Island University Hospital North
  • Staten Island University Hospital South
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • White Plains Medical Center

Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles Fire Department – 106 stations
  • Los Angeles Police Department – 21 stations
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

In Italy, which has been greatly impacted by the pandemic, the Lavazza Group has pledged to allocate 10 million euros for projects to support healthcare, schools and the needy in the Piedmont Region. Out of this amount, six million euros will be donated to the Coronavirus Emergency Support #IOCISONO fundraising appeal organised by the Piedmont Regional Council, to purchase material necessary to support the healthcare facilities and all the front line staff heavily engaged in dealing with this situation.

A further three million euros will be given to the La Stampa – “Specchio dei Tempi” Foundation, an organisation which has taken immediate action in three areas: providing hospitals with new equipment and medical supplies for intensive care and first aid, as well as advanced rapid testing equipment at the “Amedeo di Savoia” Hospital in Turin, issuing free sanitising kits on request to schools in Turin; and delivering basic necessities to the elderly in physical and economic hardship.

One million euros will also be granted to a variety of groups and associations active in the Piedmont area, to help the weakest and most disadvantaged sections of the population.

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