Jollibee Group Increases Donation to Php 220 Million-worth of Food for Frontliners and Families in Need
Jollibee Group Chairman and Founder Tony Tan Caktiong announced today that the company has increased its donation to Php 220 Million-worth of food from its brands to help frontliners and families cope through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The additional Php 120 Million-worth of food donation has been allocated for Filipino families who are most in need during this time. The Jollibee Group Foundation’s FoodAID Program has partnered with several NGOs and public and private groups to distribute the food quickly and safely. The food packs have been carefully prepared and brought directly to the doorstep of each home. As of April 5, some 146,000 families have received food packs amounting to Php 43.4 Million.
The Php 120 Million donation to families is on top of the earlier donation amounting to Php 100 Million-worth of food packs for medical workers, checkpoint personnel, and other frontliners. As of April 5, some 681,000 food packs amounting to Php 50.7 Million have been given to over 500,000 frontliners
“This pandemic has made life even more difficult for many families, making them worry not only about their health, but also about their source of food. We want to help by bringing food directly to the homes of families who need it most,” Tan Caktiong said.
“We have seen that despite their own challenges to face during this extraordinary time, people and organizations are coming together to provide the needed support. Different individuals, groups, and organizations are also moving fast in response to the government’s call for cooperation during this health crisis. We are indeed stronger together as we fight COVID-19,” Tan Caktiong added.
Jollibee Group’s food donation is part of Project Ugnayan, a collaboration among the country’s top business groups in cooperation with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) to raise funds to support 1.5 million families that were economically displaced by the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine.
The food packs for families and frontliners are from Jollibee Group brands that include Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, Burger King, Panda Express, and PHO24, with help from its commissary Zenith Foods, Inc. and different store teams.