To support over 4,000 families in communities under lockdown in Metro Manila, the PLDT-Smart Foundation recently turned over 1,250-kg of rice and 500-kg of vegetables to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mobile kitchen.
The initiative aims to provide hot meals to families in underprivileged communities.
The fresh vegetables were purchased directly from farmers’ cooperatives including the Batangas Organic and Natural Farming Agriculture Cooperative. This includes potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, garlic, squash, green beans and bell pepper.
“The AFP has been one of our partners when it comes to conducting MVP Group relief efforts. With our recent donations, we hope that more families will benefit from this mobile kitchen initiative as the country continues to face the lethal impact of the pandemic,” said PSF President Esther Santos.
“We intend to continue supporting this initiative of the AFP as this really benefits a lot of families during these critical times,” Santos added.
The PSF also gave reusable masks for the soldiers who are manning the mobile kitchen. The foundation also served 150 lunch meals to the National Task Force officers and staff in Camp Aguinaldo.