The Allergan International Foundation (AIF), run by global pharmaceutical company Allergan, has awarded a $20,000 to UK charity Lenderhand, Essex, which is currently supporting its local community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by supplying meals and supplies for NHS staff.
The foundation explains that the donation is estimated to provide around 400 meals a day for the NHS over the next month.
Brent Saunders, chairman of The Allergan Foundation, said, “The goal of these grants is to put much needed financial help in the hands of organisations who support vulnerable people in need of food, housing, healthcare and mental health services as quickly as possible as communities continue to manage the impact of COVID-19. We are humbled by the care these front-line organisations provide to people in local communities and are proud to add them to the many organisations we support who are making a difference in the health and wellbeing of our communities during this time.”
Lois Heller, co-founder of Lenderhand, commented, “Thank you to Allergan for their great generosity, we at Lenderhand greatly appreciate your donation. We are delighted with this donation as it will allow the charity to continue to fund the NHS with food and supplies that they desperately need.”
The donation to Lenderhand is part of a wider scheme, in which the AIF have donated $2 million globally to more than 70 organisations that are helping communities around the world that have been impacted by COVID-19.