Catriona Gray raises funds for feeding program in Tondo

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, many families are struggling to get by. With many jobs imposing a “no work, no pay” policy, some are left to rely on other people’s generosity to survive.

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Staying at home looks alot different for many families across our nation right now. Everyday I feel immensely grateful for the priviledge that I have to be in a comfortable environment, with food stored in the kitchen and clean drinking water. For many filipino families though, their reality is contrastingly different. At @youngfocusph we have an ongoing initiative to feed 1000 families in the Smokey Mountain area. One 15kg bag of rice costs only Php550 or $11 US which is enough to sustain and feed a whole family. All information at (Link in BIO) For those who are looking to give, firstly, thank you so much! If you're worried about leaving your home for your banking or donating needs online banking gives you the freedom to give from home, from your family to theirs. ?? All instructions are available on the BDO website ? #WereInThisTogether

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With this, former Miss Universe Catriona Gray takes it to Instagram to help raise funds for a feeding program in Tondo. In a video that she posted on Instagram, she says that a lot of these families are heavily dependent on their work. With the crisis that we are facing right now, many families don’t have food on their table.

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She appeals to those people who may have a little bit of extra to share. Together with her partner advocacy group Young Focus, the feeding program aims to distribute one 15kg bag of rice to 1,000 families living in the Smokey Mountain area.

View this post on Instagram Please donate towards the rice distribution to help us support our 1000 families! The corona virus has caused a lockdown in Manila. That has a huge impact on the poor. Most people in the Smokey Mountain area are dependent on daily wages, and that indeed means: no work = no pay…. So, no food on the table… The Young Focus team want to do as much as we can to make sure people don’t go hungry. Our first initiative is to distribute 15 kg of rice per family (this costs PHP 550 or USD $11), which will help them with their daily needs. Please visit our page to make a donation! Thank you so much! On behalf of Young Focus team in Manila, Paul van Wijgerden

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She also shares that you can find more information about this feeding program at You can also send in donations through online banking.

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