Jollibee Group taps over 40 NGOs to deliver food packs to quarantined families

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 22 2020 01:11 AM | Updated as of Apr 22 2020 02:17 AM

A fast food chain in Quezon City remains open, only for take-out and delivery on March 17, 2020 under the enhanced community quarantine. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA — Jollibee Group has tapped over 40 non-government organizations (NGO) to provide logistical support in its effort in feeding Filipino families greatly affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Millions of Filipinos were forced to stay home and were unable to earn as the government moved to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

In an interview with DZMM's "Pasada Sais Trenta" last Friday, Jollibee Group chief sustainability & public affairs officer Jose Miñana, Jr. said the food giant has partnered up with around 42 NGOs to deliver P120-million worth of food packs to Filipino families nationwide who were stuck at home in compliance with the government's quarantine protocols. 

"Napakahalaga talaga ng teamwork and partnerships para sa ganiting klaseng effort... We partnered with several NGOs, around 42 NGOs, [to] us bring the food packs to the families mismo, diretso mismo sa mga pintuan ng bahay ng mga nangangailangan," Miñana told ABS-CBN News. 

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Miñana said Jollibee Group has pledged a total of P220-million worth of food packs as its COVID-19 relief package, P120 million of which is allocated for families while the remainder is intended to feed the frontliners. 

"We had an initial P100 million na [inilaan] namin sa food packs ng ating mga bayaning frontliners... [The] additional P120 million na in-allocate namin ay para sa mga pamilyang lubhang apektado ng ng COVID-19," Miñana said.

As of April 17, Jollibee Group said about 2 million individuals nationwide have received their food packs. 

Jollibee Group has also contributed to ABS-CBN's "Pantawid ng Pag-ibig" campaign.