Pasig City Sets Up Mobile Kitchen To Deliver Food To Frontliners

The Pasig City government, headed by Mayor Vico Sotto, has organized a mobile kitchen to provide its healthcare workers and frontliners with meals.

Pasig City Public Information Office recently posted on their Facebook page a few photos of the mobile kitchen in action with the staff working hard to do their part. A video shows Sotto as he makes his rounds around the kitchen, showing gratitude to the staff and encouraging them.

2000 packs per meal (lunch and dinner) delivered to more than 50 different locations where the frontliners are (health…

Posted by Pasig City Public Information Office on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Ito pong mobile kitchen, sinet up natin para matulungan po ‘yung mga frontliners nation,” Sotto explained in an interview. “‘Yung mga frontliners natin na nagsasakripisyo. They are taking risks for public health, for everyone. Isa sa tulong natin sa kanila, para hindi na sila mamroblema kung saan sila kukuha ng pagkain.”

[This mobile kitchen was set up to help our frontiers. Our frontliners who are making sacrifices. They are taking risks for the public health, for everyone. This is just one way we can help them, so that finding food is no longer one of the problems they have to think about.]

Sotto explains that the initiative was born from necessity. They were unable to find a supplier to provide the amount of food needed.

Wala na po tayong maorderan eh. Sinubukan natin maghanap ng orderan ng pagkain pero wala na po tayong makita na magsusupply satin ng 2,000 food packs kada araw,” he said. [We had no one to order from. We tried to look for a supplier but no one was able to supply 2,000 food packs each day.]

The mobile kitchen produces 2,000 packs per meal and is delivered to more than 50 different locations. Distribution teams are sent to health centers, super health centers, hospitals, and checkpoints to make the deliveries.

This is just one among several initiatives of the Pasig City government in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Other projects include providing food packs and vitamins to constituents and using disinfection drones to sanitize the city.

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