Westchester County is thanking a company in our own backyard, Danone North America, for their efforts to support their workers and our community as we all look to deal with the impacts felt from the coronavirus pandemic. Danone North America, a top 15 food and beverage company in the U.S. employs more than 600 people at its White Plains headquarters.

County Executive George Latimer said: “In a time like this, we are all being tested. What will help us get through this test is uniting together. Westchester County is one community and we are proud of the actions taken by Danone North America during this challenging period in our County’s history.”

To date during the pandemic, Danone has committed to supporting frontline hourly employees with enhanced benefits including a pay premium, paid quarantine leave and childcare support.  The company has also donated $1.5 million to support food banks and food rescue organizations, including Feeding Westchester in Westchester County. All while maintaining their supply chain to keep their brands on grocery shelves to feed our region.

“We have always believed we have a responsibility to use our business as a force for good,” said Mariano Lozano, Chief Executive Officer of Danone North America. “We are proud to support our neighbors in Westchester County through our partnership with Feeding Westchester, an organization that inspires us through its tireless work to provide access to healthy food to local families in need.  I am equally proud and grateful to our Danone team for working so hard to keep the shelves stocked for the people relying on us.”

Read more about Danone North America’s commitments to its employees and communities: http://www.danonenorthamerica.com/news/danone-north-america-commits-1-5-million-to-support-food-banks-and-food-rescue-organizations-during-coronavirus-crisis/