By Prince Golez
In the aftermath of the strongest typhoon “Rolly,” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the distribution of hot meals to the residents of Barangays Alima and Sineguelasan in Bacoor, Cavite with the help of partners from the private sector.
McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen and San Miguel Food Corporation prepared and provided the meals, which were distributed last November 6 at the Bacoor Elementary School.
“It’s crucial that we provide sustenance and nutrition assistance to those who were affected by one of the strongest typhoons to hit the country in recent memory. We’re very thankful to the private individuals, volunteer groups and corporate partners who made this relief effort possible,” said Nograles, also the chair of the Task Force Zero Hunger.
Highlighting the link between hunger and calamities, the Malacañang official said disaster relief and assistance was a key component of the Task Force’s mandate.
At least 3,000 beneficiaries received packed meals consisting of chicken fillet, rice, and bottled water from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), with the assistance of San Miguel Corporation, Coca Cola, DOLE Philippines, and Metrobank.
Nograles was joined by Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado, McDonald’s President and CEO and RMHC President Kenneth Yang, McDonald’s Managing Director and RMHC Vice President Margot Torres, RMHC Executive Director Marie Angeles, Vice President and Head of Corporate Affairs of San Miguel Corporation Kin Lichauco, and the barangay chairs of Barangays Alima and Sineguelasan, during food distribution.