Samsung volunteers across Korea rolled up their sleeves last month to prepare a tasty treat for the elderly and underprivileged in preparation for the coming winter.
Purchasing the freshest local produce from neighboring farms, Samsung’s volunteers prepared kimchi – a fermented cabbage dish that has traditionally provided sustenance over Korea’s harsh winter – to be delivered to hundreds of welfare facilities and households in need.
So here’s a quick taste of how employees from Samsung affiliates showed their community spirit by preparing this Korean dish for their local communities this winter.
Around 500 volunteers came together to make kimchi by hand for the company’s neighbors in Asan and Cheonan. The activity also engaged the community this year with international students from nearby Sun Moon University volunteering to help while participating in a unique cultural experience. Moreover, the ingredients used – around 45 tons in total – were sourced from local farms to support the community. Since 2005, a total of 6,000 volunteers have participated in Samsung Display’s annual kimchi making event. This year, enough food was produced for 4,000 local households.
Among this year’s kimchi making activities by Samsung Electronics employees, around 100 volunteers visited a welfare facility in Incheon to prepare kimchi for residents. In addition to the food prep, employees also spent time with the elderly residents and even introduced them to new technology. The company also donated Samsung Electronics refrigerators to the welfare facility. Meanwhile, in the city of Gumi, around 700 volunteers gathered under one roof to make kimchi for their community.
This year, employees all over the country at the company’s Busan, Sejong and Suwon facilities donated their time to prepare kimchi for each of their communities. Utilizing fresh produce from local farms, the Samsung Electro-Mechanics volunteers produced enough kimchi to be donated and delivered to 80 welfare facilities this winter.