Officials from a social welfare center in Yeongdeungpo District in Seoul deliver a meal kit to the house of a senior citizen living alone, Wednesday. Courtesy of Eximbank
By Lee Min-hyung
The state-run Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank) has delivered meal boxes for socially vulnerable groups in Seoul, as part of efforts to fulfill corporate social responsibility (CSR) ahead of the Chuseok holiday, the bank said Thursday.
The packages of meal kits were donated to a group of 270 households ― including 170 elderly persons living alone ― in Yeongdeungpo District, southwest Seoul.
Eximbank teamed up with local welfare centers there for contactless home delivery of the meal boxes, with officials from the centers leaving deliveries at the front door of recipients’ residences amid lingering fears of the ongoing pandemic.
The bank also donated fruits and agricultural products for them by partnering with the district-run food market. Vulnerable groups can visit the market and receive items or food they need for free.
“It was tough for us to undertake the voluntary work in person due to the spread of COVID-19, so we carried out our CSR campaign in an indirect manner by collaborating with local welfare organizations,” an official from Eximbank said. “We hope they have taken comfort from our small contributions.”
The bank also pledged to become a more socially responsible lender by taking part in a series of other CSR activities down the road.
Early this week, employees and executives from Eximbank joined a blood donation campaign. A group of Eximbank officials voluntarily donated blood for those in urgent need upon the request from the government.
“We have participated in the campaign to preemptively fulfill our social responsibility as a state-run financial organization,” the official said.Internet Explorer Channel Network