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15/04/2020 - 20:03

Happy Supermarket provides free products for people in difficult circumstances 

Rice, chicken eggs, cooking oil, sugar and some other essential necessities are displayed as a mini supermarket to serve the poor for free. People take turn to choose for themselves VND 100,000 worth of products.

People receiving necessities at the "Happy supermarket"

The program, called "Happy Supermarket" to support poor people during the COVID-19 pandemic is organized by Apec Company (Thuy Van commune, Huong Thuy town) and first opened on the afternoon of April 13th.

Many people from many places have heard about the news and have come here for support. From the entrance, the company has marked the position for people to stand. In turn, each person will have their body temperature measured and will be requested to use hand sanitizer...

A small space is located right inside the company with rows of shelves of rice, cooking oil, canned chicken eggs, salt, sugar, medicated oil... placed neatly to support those in poor circumstances. Young staff of the company will assist people in selecting the necessities according to their needs, within the budget of 100,000 VND / person.

Truong Van Chin (from Thuy Van commune) was moved. The 60-year-old man said he worked as a "casual laborer". Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he has not been able to find work and his life has become difficult. When he heard about this program, he immediately came to line up for registration. "I really need these products. This can help me survive over the next few days," Mr. Chin said with a joyful voice.

Ho Xuan Vinh, Director of Apec Hue Company said that the company regularly organizes charitable activities. However, this is a special occasion to share love and solidarity with the difficult circumstances during the time of COVID-19 pandemic. "We want to send a little gift to help people, thereby spreading the spirit of sharing to society," Mr. Vinh shared.

Photos captured by Thua Thien Hue Online:

People lined up one by one to receive necessities at the recommended distance

Before going inside, everyone gets a temperature check

Inside the stall area, people also line up in order, one after another.

In addition to rice, there are sugar, eggs, cooking oil ... for people to choose

A person who came to receive necessities at "Happy Supermarket" is disinfecting his hands

Clip of people choosing free products at Happy Supermarket

Most people chose rice

Filling the shelves with more cooking oil  

A young staff member assisting in choosing eggs at the request of poor people at the Happy Supermarket

Mr. Ho Xuan Vinh, Director of Apec Hue Company talking about significance of the program

Story and photos: P. Thanh