Jollibee Foods Corp. on Monday said it is providing food to families affected by Super Typhoon Odette (international code name Rai).
The company said its social development arm Jollibee Group Foundation activated its Food Aid program, to give food to over 33,000 individuals in the hardest-hit areas in Negros Occidental, Southern Leyte and Surigao del Norte.
“Typhoon Odette has brought another hardship to many of our countrymen who have already been hit by other challenges. Together with our partners, we’re working tirelessly to bring the help needed so that our fellow Filipinos know that they are not alone throughout this ordeal,” Jollibee Foundation Executive Director Gisela Tiongson said.
Jollibee started distributing meals last December 19 together with its partners on the ground and the local government units in the affected communities. The Jollibee Franchisees Association is also on board, leading efforts in Southern Leyte and Northern Mindanao, while other support is coursed through the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, the company said.
Individuals may also take part in this meal distribution by donating money via the coin banks found in restaurants nationwide, as well as via online donation platforms.
“No matter the amount, every donation made through the FoodAID coin banks will help devastated communities. Your help will not only bring warm food that will alleviate the hunger of affected families, but it will also bring them some joy and optimism during these difficult times,” Tiongson said.
Article by VG Cabuag | Business Mirror