Mysore/Mysuru: Jubilant Bhartia Group has contributed Rs. 10 crore to PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund in support of the Central Government’s initiatives in mitigating the COVID-19 crisis.
Two group companies — Jubilant Foodworks Limited (one of the largest food service companies in India and master franchise of Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts) and Jubilant Life Sciences Limited (an integrated global pharmaceuticals and life sciences company) — contributed Rs. 5 crore each to the Fund. The contribution of Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, along with all its subsidiaries, includes one day gross salary of its 5,300 employees.
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation (JBF), a not-for-profit organisation of the Group, has taken several measures at the grassroots level in the areas of health and safety, food and ration distribution, sanitisation, communication, medical and medicine, distribution of PPEs and support to the Administration across various locations.
JBF is distributing sanitiser manufactured by Jubilant Life Sciences Limited within the community, to healthcare workers and the Government at both Central and State level.
Food and medicine distribution (ready to eat food packets and dry ration) is also being undertaken to the vulnerable community members like migrant labourers, pregnant women, senior citizens, children at various places across the country.
JBF is facilitating the stitching of reusable cotton mask at various sites in the country through Self Help Groups (SHGs). These masks are washable and reusable and the Foundation has been providing the raw material for them.
Additionally, Jubilant Foodworks Limited has been providing PPE kits and food distribution for the impacted citizens and Police staff. It has also leveraged its Domino’s delivery team and supply chain network for distribution of essential commodities like flour, milk etc. to help citizens get their daily needs in the safety of their homes, according to a press release.