Mar 27, 2020Sakata Seed America donates masks, gloves to aid response
Sakata Seed America is doing its part to support medical professionals and the health care system amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Sakata Seed America, a breeder and producer for the vegetable and ornamental seed markets, utilizes respiratory masks and gloves as part of the PPE and safety protocols during the seed treating and handling process.
“It’s our social responsibility as a company that calls this community (along with many others) home. We are in this together and are dedicated to doing our part to help fight this in any way we can. As an ‘essential business,’ Sakata continues to operate as part of the country’s food chain, supplying nourishment to our nation; however any other way we can find to contribute, big or small – we will do so,” said Tye Anderson, director of production and logistics for Sakata Seed America.
Sakata plans to assess their needs for internal PPE and will continue to donate masks, gloves and other PPE to the health care system in other communities in which they operate; some of which include: Santa Clara, Monterey, and Yolo counties in California, Yuma County in Arizona and Lee County in Florida.
“Words cannot express how meaningful this gift is, especially to those that are on the front lines battle,” said Jay Cocheba, DPM at Skagit Healing Center in a thank you letter.
Sakata Seed’s mission statement is to contribute sustainability to the betterment of life and culture of people around the world with values created through company’s flower and vegetable varieties and through its services.