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Project Ugnayan gives grocery vouchers to Tondo, Bicutan families

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 05 2020 10:45 AM | Updated as of Jul 09 2020 10:01 PM

Project Ugnayan, a collaborative effort among private businesses in the Philippines to provide immediate food relief to families in need, distributed grocery vouchers to residents of Smokey Mountain, Tondo, and Bicutan through Caritas Manila's parishes.

Through its five distribution channels – Caritas Manila, ABS-CBN’s Pantawid ng Pag-ibig, Jollibee’s FoodAID, Asian Development Bank’s Bayan Bayanihan, and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation – Project Ugnayan has reached more than 2.8 million families or more than 14 million individuals as of May 27, 2020.

Fr. Melky Ulkat and Caritas Manila’s volunteers distribute grocery vouchers in Smokey Mountain, Tondo. Photo by Xyza Cruz Bacani for www.projectugnayan.org

Jennelyn Bargo shows her makeshift home inside an abandoned trailer in Smokey Mountain, Tondo. Photo by Xyza Cruz Bacani for www.projectugnayan.org

Fr. Anthon Pascual, the Head of Caritas Manila, blesses a young child in Bicutan. Fr. Anton and his team distribute grocery vouchers from www.projectugnayan.org. Photo by Xyza Cruz Bacani for www.projectugnayan.org

Residents of Bicutan wait for grocery vouchers from Caritas Manila. In these trying times, these vouchers gave them a sense of hope that better days will return. Photo by Xyza Cruz Bacani for www.projectugnayan.org

Fr. Anthon Pascual leads a Mass in his parish. Everyone is united in prayer for the world’s healing. Photo by Xyza Cruz Bacani for www.projectugnayan.org