Samsung Display Hosts Kimjang Festival of Love for 14th Consecutive Year
- About 500 employees and volunteers made 200,000 heads of kimchi at the company’s Asan campus for low-income families - 200,000 heads of kimchi were delivered to 4,000 low-income households in Asan area just before onset of winter
Samsung Display held its annual "Kimjang Festival to Share Love" where employees gathered to make kimchi and deliver it to neighboring households, ensuring that every household has enough kimchi for the winter.
The festival took place in mid-November on the Asan campus. About 500 volunteers, employees and their families participated. They prepared approximately 200,000 heads of kimchi, which is the equivalent to 40 tons of one of Korea’s favorite meals.
"We are delighted and honored to help our local communities in making this a better society, by demonstrating how the hopes of people in need can be fulfilled by the heart-felt efforts of many wonderful volunteers," said Lee Dong-hun, CEO of Samsung Display.
The community outreach event was joined by CEO Dong-hun and 300 Samsung Display employees. Also, Oh Se-hyun, mayor of Asan, and about 200 Asan residents also attended, representing 15 districts in the Asan area, as well as staff members of the Korea Saemaul Undong Center in Tang-jung myeon.
Many of the community-minded volunteers delivered the kimchi to 4,000 low-income households. Funding for the event and the kimchi was covered by employee donations and Samsung Display matching funds. The donations were made at the Samsung Display “Road with You” company event held in October.
Since 2005, Samsung Display has hosted the annual "Kimjang Festival to Share Love," with dedication and pride. In all, as many as 7,000 people have participated in the event to make 400 tons of kimchi that were delivered to 39,000 low-income households.