Foremost continues to provide relief for Typhoon Soudelor victims - Archived

Additional 200 cases of non-fat and reduced fat UHT milk donated to non-profit organizations


CHALAN LAULAU, Saipan — Foremost Foods Saipan recently donated an additional 200 cases of Foremost Non-fat and Reduced Fat UHT Milk quarts to charities that continue to serve the victims of Typhoon Soudelor. In August, the food and beverage company contributed the first 200 cases of Foremost Non-fat Milk to The Salvation Army, which used the donation for its soup kitchen.

The added 200 cases of combined non-fat and reduced fat milk in quarts had been distributed to The Salvation Army, Office on Aging, and Karidat Social Services as part of the company’s partnership with non-profit and charitable organizations that provide relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor.

Foremost Foods Saipan, Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Micronesia) Inc. and its sister companies in the Transpacific Group, including Subway Investments Corporation, Glimpses Advertising & Publications, and Foremost Scoops, were among the first companies to provide immediate relief to the victims of Typhoon Soudelor in the critical days following the devastation brought by the typhoon.

Group Executive Vice President Marcos W. Fong, who is also chairman of American Red Cross-Guam Chapter, took the initiative to reach out to the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter as well as The Salvation Army, and mobilized company staff and material resources to assist the organizations in providing relief goods to typhoon victims.

“The destruction on Saipan saddens. Saipan is not only a place where we do business; it is home. We will harness our resources to provide what is needed to provide relief and help in the recovery of our island community. We have the capability to immediately provide assistance to those in need. While off-island relief goods are being prepared for shipment to Saipan, our supplies are already on island,” Fong said.


Foremost Foods Saipan assistant operations manager Ailene Benavidez, assisted by distribution specialist Francisco Borja, seated, left, and warehouse staff Trumaine Mafnas, presents cases of Foremost Non-fat Milk and Reduced Fat Milk to Pastor Wayne Gillespie of The Salvation Army at the Soup Kitchen in Chalan Piao.


Office on Aging community development specialist Linda C. Torres, second left, accepts the delivery of Foremost Non-fat and Reduced Fat Milk from Foremost Foods Saipan assistant operations manager Ailene Benavidez, right. They are joined by Office on Aging congregants and staff from left, Virgie Mallari, Milan Fargo, Orlando Limes, and Jack Ogumoro at the man’amko center in Garapan.


The Foremost Foods Saipan team of, clockwise from right, Ailene Benavidez, assistant operations manager; Trumaine Mafnas, warehouse staff; and Francisco Borja, distribution specialist presents the cases of Foremost Non-fat and Reduced Fat Milk to Lauri Ogumoro, executive director, Karidat at the office of the social services agency in Chalan Piao.