Difficult times can bring out the best in people, as the global pandemic has shown. Amidst the climate of fear and uncertainty, people are showing gratitude and appreciation to those who are at the forefront of the war.
To show its gratitude and support to frontliners, the Mega Malasakit Kitchen continues to bring home-cooked meals to the men and women in the trenches, especially those who operate services that serve the community during the lockdown. By far, the Mega Malasakit Kitchen has distributed more than 15,000 meals to checkpoints officers, barangay health workers and volunteers, supermarket staff, bank staff, security guards and street dwellers.
An initiative of sardine brand manufacturer, Mega Global, the Mega Malasakit Kitchen started out providing 500 meals a day, but has since increased its output to 700- 800 meals a day to serve more frontliners. It intends to provide meals for as long as these are needed by our frontliners – a simple way of keeping to its commitment to help in nation-building by improving people’s lives.
“There were social media posts and news that we came across where the checkpoint officers, supermarket personnel, bank personnel, security guards, barangay health workers have difficulties in looking for places to get their meals during work hours, because most establishments are closed. Since we are a food manufacturing company who takes pride in the quality of our products, and taking inspiration from our previous CSR program Mega Sustansya Everyday, home-cooked meals are what we thought of providing these unseen frontliners. We hope to boost their morale, and energy by providing them nutritious and delicious meals daily,” said Marvin Tiu Lim, VP for Sales and Marketing.
Mega Global partnered with other food manufacturers in making these meals possible and accessible. To further scale up its outreach efforts, the Mega Malasakit Kitchen extends its invitation to those who want to help out in its feeding efforts, by way of donations in cash and in kind.
To date, Mega Global has earmarked P50 million to help the country’s COVID-19 efforts. It has provided funds for employee upliftment and goods for donations to LGUs, companies and private organizations during the enhanced community quarantine. It has also donated ventilator machines, PPE and other medical materials to hospitals.
It also launched a care package program to show its solidarity with merchandisers and distributor sales personnel who tirelessly work in groceries and supermarkets nationwide.
“Through our humble contribution, we are able to help keep their spirits up as they render steadfast service to the community. Seeing the joy in their faces inspires us at Mega Global to do more, knowing that in the end, we will all emerge from this crisis stronger than ever ,” said Tiu Lim.
For those who wish to show their appreciation to community frontliners through the Mega Malasakit Kitchen, details can be found at the Mega Global Corp Facebook page (@megaglobalofficial). Your humble donation will certainly be appreciated by our valiant frontliners.