KT&G donates food truck, hot meals for needy

By Won Ho-jung

Published : Dec 7, 2017 - 17:58
Updated : Dec 7, 2017 - 17:58

Cigarette maker KT&G said Thursday it donated a food truck to the city-run soup kitchen Warm Chaeumteo, and that KT&G employees will be volunteering at soup kitchens over the next two years.

According to the company, KT&G will donate 500 servings of food each week to soup kitchens, including Warm Chaeumteo and the House of Sungmo Lady in Daejeon, and volunteering at the facilities once a month over the next two years.

KT&G CEO Baek Bok-in (right) serves food at Warm Chaeumteo in Seoul Thursday. (KT&G)


On Thursday, KT&G CEO Baek Bok-in joined employees in helping serve the needy at Warm Chaeumteo. 

“I hope that our employees’ work will help those who are having a lonely and harsh winter,” Baek said. 

The KT&G SangSang Fund Hope Food Truck, which was donated Thursday, will be used to deliver food to the needy in Seoul. 

Last year, KT&G used 2.5 percent of its revenue, amounting to 72.8 billion won ($66.7 million), on corporate outreach activities. 

By Won Ho-jung (hjwon@heraldcorp.com)

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