Teamwork and collaboration have always been important pillars at the Monsanto Company. This is why, Monsanto also joined organizations that also sought to help those affected by Hurricane Maria.
Through the Monsanto Fund, the company supported emergency response and assistance efforts in Puerto Rico with a donation of $250,000 to the Sor Isolina Ferré Centers (CSIF), a social services organization that provides assistance to communities located near the Monsanto Caribe station.
Monsanto’s donation to CSIFs was used to buy food, water, medical supplies, mattresses, sheets, gas stoves with their gas tank included, cleaning products, and other needs for local families residing in disadvantaged communities in Juana Díaz and Santa Isabel. Approximately 1,200 families will receive assistance through funds provided to CSIFs through the Monsanto Fund.
In addition to the company’s donation, Monsanto is also inviting employees worldwide to donate to the Sor Isolina Ferré Centers. The company will match all the contributions of employees to the organization.
On the other hand, Monsanto also joined the ‘World Central Kitchen’ initiative organized by Chefs for Puerto Rico. Through sponsorship, the company helped make possible the distribution of approximately 800 plates of food in the communities of Galicia, Arús, Manzanilla and Serrano de Juana Diaz. A group of Monsanto employees distributed the meals.