Eighty tonnes of food and supplies procured by Metinvest and DTEK with the support of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation arrive in Zaporizhzhia


Eighty tonnes of food and supplies procured by Metinvest and DTEK with the support of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation arrive in Zaporizhzhia.
These supplies are bound for the big humanitarian centre deployed on the site of Zaporizhstal, where food packages will be sorted out. Zaporizhstal steelmaker is part of Metinvest owned by Rinat Akhmetov and Vadym Novynsky.  

Four rail cars delivered 80 tonnes of groceries to Zaporizhzhia from a special international hub created by Metinvest in Poland. Tomorrow the sorting centre will begin to form food packages for the cities and towns most heavily affected by the Russian aggression. 

"Metinvest and DTEK have coordinated their efforts with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation to create the Saving Lives Humanitarian Centre tasked to prevent humanitarian disasters in the Ukrainian cities.  Today, we are unloading the food and supplies at our distribution centre. Tomorrow, more than 200 volunteering employees of the company will begin to sort out the food packages that will save thousands of Ukrainian lives. We work together to help everyone in need right now," notes Oleksandr Myronenko, Zaporizhstal CEO who is heading the Metinvest Humanitarian Mission Coordination Centre in Zaporizhzhia.  

Metinvest Poland created a transit hub that accumulates the humanitarian aid from different European countries, including Romania, Germany, the Netherlands, the Baltic countries, and Poland. Then the assistance goes to Ukraine, and the humanitarian centre based in Zaporizhzhia sorts it out. The centre has a conveyor line where food packages are made manually. Thanks to coordinated efforts of all the volunteers, the Centre forms 10,000 survival food packages daily. A package will include cereals, pasta, water, canned food, condensed milk, oil, sugar, soups and instant noodles. 

Since the onset of the war, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and SCM businesses have donated over UAH 600 million in aid for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Key areas of the Foundation's humanitarian efforts include provision of food and medicines. The Foundation is going to supply 200,000 food packages and 500,000 medicines to Ukraine. Also, the Foundation has reopened the programme for helping injured children. Over sixteen years of operation, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation has helped eight million people survive, of which 3.5 million were rescued in Donbas.