Food drive continues to serve Filipinos amid the pandemic — SMC

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 21) — Over a year into the pandemic, the food drive headed by San Miguel Corporation continues to help Filipinos affected by COVID-19.

The conglomerate started its pandemic food relief drive in March last year and has distributed close to two million pieces of nutribun and pandesal breads throughout Metro Manila and neighboring provinces, while its feeding center in Tondo continues to provide food aid to over 200,000 families living in Manila’s poorest districts, the company said in a statement issued Thursday.

“While vaccinating our employees and deploying medical personnel to various public vaccination sites became our focus these past couple of months, we never left our disadvantaged countrymen who are still struggling to cope with the pandemic. Many of our employees continue to devote their time and effort to make sure San Miguel can at least help the poorest of the poor avoid hunger on a daily basis,” SMC president Ramon S. Ang was quoted by the statement as saying.

Ang added with the help of local government units and other partners, bread has been distributed in communities which need it most, ensuring people don't go hungry.

SMC said more than half a billion pesos of its total ₱14 billion pandemic response package has gone towards food donations consisting of rice, canned goods, fresh meat and poultry, coffee, breads, and flour.