‘One meal less to worry about’: PH Red Cross sends food trucks to communities affected by COVID-19

Published October 15, 2021, 9:39 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

Recognizing the challenges brought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to indigent families, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has been sending its food trucks to provide meals to various communities.

(Photo from Philippine Red Cross)

“Isa sa COVID response ng Red Cross ay ang maghatid ng pagkain sa mga apektado ng pandemya (One of the COVID responses of the Red Cross is to deliver food to those affected by the pandemic),” said PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Senator Dick Gordon in a statement issued Friday, Oct. 15.

“One meal brought to our kababayans (fellow countrymen) is one meal less to worry about,” he added.

On Oct. 14, in celebration of this year’s World Food Day, PRC sent a rolling kitchen to the Bgry. Urdaneta, Magallanes, Cavite.

World Food Day is celebrated every year by the United Nations. For the year 2021, the theme is “Our Actions are Our Future – Better Production, Better Nutrition, Better Environment, and A Better Life.”

The PRC’s “Hot Meals On Wheels” served a meal of chicken adobo to 200 individuals in the said barangay.

PRC ensured that meals dished out of all of its food trucks are clean and nutritious.

Currently, there are 23 food trucks included in PRC’s “Hot Meals On Wheels” fleet being deployed all across the nation to feed indigent communities and families who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Gaya ng pagbibigay ng bakuna sa ating Bakuna Centers at Bakuna Buses, at pagte-test ng swab at saliva upang malaman kung may COVID, ang food trucks na naghahatid ng pagkain sa ating mga komunidad ay importanteng aksyon upang maibsan ang paghihirap ng ating mga kababayan habang may pandemya (Just like our vaccination efforts in our Bakuna Centers and Bakuna Buses and swab testing and saliva to find out who contracted COVID, the food trucks that deliver food to our communities are important actions to alleviate the suffering of our countrymen during the pandemic),” Gordon added.