‘Hot Meals On Wheels’ of PH Red Cross deployed in Cavite

Published October 6, 2021, 7:48 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

To provide ready-to-eat meals to 200 lockdown affected residents, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) sent out its “Hot Meals On Wheels” to the province of Cavite.

(Philippine Red Cross / FILE PHOTO)

“Patuloy ang ating paghahatid ng pag-asa sa pamamagitan ng food truck sa Cavite upang matulungan ang naapektuhan ng lockdown (We continue to bring hope through our food truck to help those affected by the lockdown in Cavite),” PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Gordon said in a statement on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Gordon said that his heart is close to Cavite because of his grandmother who hails from the province. “Gayun pa man, kahit saan man sulok ng bansa, walang maiiwan sa panahon ng pandemya, at ang Red Cross ay nariyan kung saan ang tulong ay kailangan (However, in any corner of the country, nothing will be left behind during the pandemic, and the Red Cross is there where help is needed,” he added.

The “Hot Meals On Wheels” catered to persons with disabilities, solo parents, and senior citizens at Brgy. Poblacion 2 and 4 in Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Cavite on Oct. 5.

The PRC Cavite Chapter, led by its administrator Luz Acencio, continues to roll out its “Hot Meals On Wheels” to provide immediate food assistance to the most vulnerable individuals of Cavite.

Earlier, the chapter also distributed food packs to 273 individuals at the isolation facilities and vaccination sites.

To provide access to far-flung communities needing immediate assistance, PRC started various initiatives to bring PRC’s humanitarian services through “Bakuna” Bus, Hot Meals on Wheels, mobile clinics, amphibian trucks, and the M/V PRC Amazing Grace which is the country’s only humanitarian vessel.