2,000 transport group members, poor families receive ‘Kalinga Packs’ from SM Supermalls

Rizal Province - From helping displaced workers in the transport sector and poor families in nearby communities, SM Supermalls continued its social responsibility activities in areas where the malls are located.

Food Pack distribution to tricycle drivers in Angono-from SM Supermalls (Photo via Nel Andrade/MANILA BULLETIN)

More than 2,000 members of various transport groups in Taytay, Angono, San Mateo, Pililla, and Antipolo City in Rizal, and Pasig and Marikina cities in the eastern part of Metro Manila received “Kalinga Packs” consisting of 5 kilos of rice and groceries during a recent outreach activity of SM City Taytay, SM Center Angono, SM City San Mateo, SM Cherry-Antipolo, SM City Masinag, SM City Marikina, and SM East Ortigas in Pasig City.

The outreach program aims to help members of the transport sector who are the hardest hit by the economic crisis brought about by the pandemic.

For poor communities, including households not lucky to be among the social amelioration beneficiaries, SM Operations Tulong Express also distributed 2,000 Kalinga Packs to households in Sitio Tibagan and Unirock in Antipolo City; Sitios Tinapahan and Minahang Bato in Angono; Sitio Broadway in San Mateo; Sitio Bilucao in Barangay Dolores in Taytay; Sitios Tambuli, Tambangan, Kalantiao, and Justia in Barangay Calumpang, in Marikina City, and Morales Compound in Barangay Sta. Lucia in Pasig City.

Meanwhile to cheer up shoppers and remind them of health protocols, SM City Masinag, SM City San Mateo, and SM Cherry-Antipolo placed “Plant Safety Patrol,” standees of plants, in pots reminding shoppers of social distancing.

SM Center Angono has its “Zoocial Distancing Team” standees with adorable animal characters in specific areas of the mall that remind shoppers on safe distancing, handwashing and other health protocols that everyone must follow.