Miami, August 21, 2020
PriceSmart, through the Price Philanthropies Foundation, has made an additional donation of bags of food (Smart Bags) worth $351,120, to households of families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 13 countries across Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
These donations will ensure that more than 13,000 families have access to nearly 14,000 baskets of food and essential goods such as beans, sugar, coffee, salt, oil, tuna, milk, and crackers, among others. For each country, the Smart Bags will be distributed through different non-profit organizations who have experience in assisting families in need in their local communities.
Jointly with this and the previous donation, PriceSmart has already donated more than $600,000 for COVID-19's response efforts, helping local organizations meet immediate food assistance needs in the communities where the company operates.
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We are delighted to share with you that PriceSmart and the Price Family, respectively, have donated $25,000 and $75,000 to INCAE Foundation to support INCAE’s MBA program in Central America.
INCAE Foundation carries out its work primarily by providing financial support to INCAE Business School, one of Latin America’s leading graduate schools of management, which has campuses in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The INCAE Foundation provides scholarships to students in INCAE’s MBA program as well as INCAE graduates who are enrolled in doctoral programs at U.S. universities and intend to return to INCAE to join its faculty.
At these challenging times, INCAE intends to continue providing expert advice to the public and private sectors in the region to provide safe economic reopening plans. In this regard, several initiatives are being implemented, including the event held on July 15, in which INCAE honored 121 students in its first-ever virtual graduation ceremony.
PriceSmart is committed to Latin America's sustainable development, to cultivate responsible innovative leaders. For this reason, PriceSmart, in order to foster the region's development through leadership training, applied research and the promotion of a multi-sector dialogue for years.