Nutribun is coming back to life to feed communities in need during lockdown

If you haven’t had first-hand experience with Nutribun, you probably heard about it from your parents, titos/titas, or grandparents. In the ’70s, Nutribun is a popular food distributed mainly to public elementary school students as a complete meal. Its main objective was to aid in fighting child malnutrition in the country.

With the recently implemented enhanced community quarantine in Luzon in a bid to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there are Metro Manila communities who are at risk of having either no access to or unable to afford food.

Therefore, San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is bringing back to life the vitamin-packed Nutribun for distribution to charitable groups and other critical communities in Metro Manila.

SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said the bread is packed with nutrients and provides instant energy at 250 calories per bun. “This is safe, sufficient and nutritious food for the hardest-hit families facing hunger as a result of the COVID-19 crisis,” he said.

“We will continue to step up and find creative ways to help the neediest and most vulnerable. Panic will not solve anything. We have the means, we just have to work together to win this battle,” he added.

SMC plans to put high priority hospitals and critical communities in Metro Manila where the most number of COVID-19 cases have been recorded.

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