Fairmont Jakarta collaborates with Yayasan Emmanuel Food Rescue Program
Luxury hotel Fairmont Jakarta has joined forces with Yayasan Emmanuel in order to lend a hand to the institution’s Food Rescue Program. This joint effort first made its public debut in February 2016 at the hotel, which is located within the Senayan Square complex.
The hotel, represented by general manager Carlos Monterde and its Sustainability Committee, managed to collect a total of 17.5 kilograms of food during the first pick-up, which were then donated to the most underprivileged of communities in the city through Yayasan Emmanuel. With an aim to help provide food and a healthier diet to the hungry and the undernourished in poverty-stricken slums around Jakarta, both the hotel and the foundation have pledged to commit to the effort and ensure that the operation will be done on a regular basis.
“Supporting sustainable environment and society for a better living has always been our commitment as an individual property and as part of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. My team members here at Fairmont Jakarta and I are very happy to be able to collaborate with Yayasan Emmanuel and participate in its Food Rescue Program. It’s very humbling to know that such a small act could help many who are in need. We hope that we could continue to support such great initiatives in the long run,” says Carlos Monterde.
The Yayasan Emmanuel Food Rescue Program has also managed to rope in other hotels in the city to secure prepared and perishable food to be distributed to those on the breadline. With the help of partners such as restaurants and hotels including Fairmont Jakarta, an average of 2.8 tons of food are being delivered to hundreds of children, mothers, and the elderly free of charge on a daily basis.