SMC To Donate 560,000 Kilos of Rice to Families Badly Affected by the Quarantine

San Miguel Corporation is continuously committing more towards relief efforts for families badly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) community quarantine.

The conglomerate announced this Thursday a further donation of 560,000 kilos of rice towards vulnerable communities.

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“Starting this week, we will also be adding rice to our food donations,” Ramon Ang, President and Chief Operating Officer of SMC, said in a statement. “We have been able to source 560,000 kilos of rice. We plan to give 10 kilos per family and through this, we hope to be able to continue to help the most vulnerable among us – people who are out of work and families struggling to eat.”

Ang also reported that their food donation drive has reached 126,000 families so far. They have provided 1.1 million pieces of canned goods, 695,000 sachets of coffee, 288,000 packs of biscuits, 21,630 servings of its version of “nutribun” and 24,338 servings of pandesal.

The donations are being coursed through various channels such as local government units, charitable groups, and church organizations. SMC has also made direct donations to hospitals and affected communities.

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