Commitment to community development is at the nucleus of operations of the LASCO Affiliated Companies. Indeed, giving back to the community has become a consistent way of life for the team at LASCO, during the 25 years of the company’s existence. It is therefore no surprise that the name LASCO is not only synonymous with quality nutrition, great taste and affordability, but with socio-economic development.
Over the years, the company has rewarded and publicized the contributions of patriotic Jamaicans, through its annual Police, Nurse, Teacher and Principal of the Year programmes
The other community outreach activities initiated and or supported by LASCO include:
- Sponsorship of the annual JCDC Festival of the Visual & Performing Arts.
- Support to community development activities in White Marl/Central Village in St. Catherine, through the White Marl/Central Village Business and Community Committee. LASCO is a co-founder and Steering Committee Member of that organisation.
- Sponsorship of the annual School’s Challenge Quiz – a competition geared at enhancing academic development of high school students.
- Adoption of Basic Schools – Collins Close & Gwen Neil Basic Schools.
- School Feeding Programmes
- Donation of copies of its ‘Cooking with LASCO Cookbook’ to the Jamaica Library Service.
- Promotion of the elimination of discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS. LASCO is a Founding Member of the Jamaica Business Council on HIV/AIDS, which formulates strategies to eliminate stigma in the workplace against persons living with HIV/AIDS.
- Donations to the Haematology and Dialysis Units of the University Hospital of the West Indies
- Sponsorship of International Nurses’ Day in May and Nurses’ Week in July.
- Donation of food supplies to the Sunshine Girls – Jamaica Netball Team
- Sponsorship of the National Primary, All Age and Junior High Schools’ Athletics Championships hosted by the Jamaica Teachers’ Association/Blue Cross of Jamaica.
- Participant in the parish and national levels of the Business House Netball & Football Competitions.