The firm said in a statement that it was collaborating with the Nigerian Red Cross Society on a nutrition intervention valued at millions of naira for displaced children in IDP camps in the state.
It added that the programme would benefit over 1,700 children from age five upwards, and help reduce concerns of malnutrition in the camps.
The statement read, “FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Nigeria’s leading milk brand – Peak, will donate about 20,000 cartons of milk in millions of naira as a nutrition intervention initiative for the period of August to October 2015. The Nigerian Red Cross Society will be responsible for the efficient delivery and evaluation of this project.
“This initiative will also be extended to mothers living in IDP camps in the North-East Nigeria to support their nutritional well-being; as they form part of the vulnerable group.”
The firm’s Managing Director, Rahul Colaco, said the gesture was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
He said displaced persons risked malnutrition and the firm would continue to help them.
He said “We believe in integrating CSR into our business philosophy; hence, this project ties in well with our mission of nourishing Nigeria with quality dairy nutrition. This includes three pillars – part of which covers our social responsibility to care for people and the community in which we operate in.
“More so, we understand that inadequate nutrition can endanger the proper development of children; that is why we are driving this initiative to enable these families and help in the mental and physical development of the children.”