Joy Industries, producers of Joy Bitters and ointments, have donated assorted food items valued at GH¢10, 000 with cash of GH¢2,000 to the Koforidua Unit School for the Deaf to alleviate their plight.
The items included 20 maxi bags of rice, 10 gallons of cooking oil, 10 maxi bags of maize, 10 cartons of tomato paste, 20 bundles of toilet rolls and 50 packets of sachet water.
The donation followed a plea made on behalf of the School by the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Ms Mavis Frimpong, to enable the over 250 children in the school to have food to eat.
Ms Frimpong on her visits to the school and other educational institutions, learnt that, the children had nothing to eat that day.
Touched by their plight, she contacted some institutions in the Region to support and Joy Industries responded.
Mr Manfred Tetteh, Chief Executive Officer of Joy Industries, said they received an SOS call from the Deputy Regional Minister for support to the School and decided to donate the items to relieve them.
He said, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, the company had agreed to be corporate partners of the Regional Coordinating Council to help improve the livelihoods of underprivileged and deprived groups in the region.
The headmaster of the School, Mr Jordan Agbonaa who was visibly elated, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that, but for the visit of the Deputy Regional Minster, and the items donated, food to feed the children that afternoon would have been a problem.
He said, all their suppliers had refused to supply them because the school was indebted to them.
He thanked the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister for her concern, and the Joy Industries for their swift response and gave the assurance that the items would be put to good use. GNA