Together with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), AIG China visited the Shunhe Yi Minority Primary School in Sichuan Province to unveil the school’s new kitchen, sponsored by AIG-CFPA’s “Love Food” Project.
The “Love Food” Project is one of the most significant projects led by the AIG-CFPA Foundation, which was launched in Beijing in April 2014 with a $300,000 donation check delivered personally by Bob Benmosche and Peter Hancock. The project has been supporting victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan Province in 2013. As of today, the project has covered replacement of kitchen equipment at 10 primary schools in Ya’an (including Shunhe Yi Minority Primary School), as well as construction of a multi-purpose Community Center.
AIG China President and CEO Eric Zheng, COO George Lai, and CFO of AIG Companies in China, Rene Wenger joined the school visit, accompanied by officials from CFPA and the local government. Over 160 students and teachers attended the event, and the story was featured by leading local media including Hanyuan TV.
During the visit, Shaogao Jiang, Vice President of CFPA, presented a commemorative banner to Eric recognizing AIG’s donation to the “Love Food” Project. Following the ceremony, AIG volunteers worked on puzzles and presented gifts to the students, and also served the students lunch – making full use of the new AIG-sponsored equipment at the school canteen.