AFP Mobile Kitchen to provide free meals to homeless amid ECQ

April 20, 2020

 

CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – In support of the overall government effort to assist citizens during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will utilize its Mobile Kitchen to provide hot meals to the homeless and street dwellers in Quezon City.

 

Under the “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” Campaign, around 3,000 disadvantaged individuals and families will be given free hot meals once a day starting April 20 and will go on for a couple of days. Purok 1, 2 and 3, of Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City will be the pilot project site for the activity before possibly shifting to other adjacent communities.

 

The provision of meals through the AFP Mobile Kitchen follows ECQ protocols which limit civilian movements and activities outside their residences. Other identified beneficiaries include stranded workers or students receiving little or no support, informal settlers and families in depressed communities.

 

During the activity, culinary trained soldiers will be deployed onboard two (2) military kitchen trucks tagged as “Vessels of Blessings”. They will prepare the meals every day while support personnel will deliver them to designated drop-off points.

 

The campaign is being implemented by the Civil Relations Service AFP (CRSAFP) led by its Commander, Major General Ernesto Torres Jr. It tapped the help of partner stakeholders and donors in order to enliven the “Bayanihan” spirit amidst the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

 

The AFP will continue to partner with well-meaning individuals, organizations and companies to sustain this noble initiative for our citizens. Those who wish to contribute and be part of “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” Campaign whether through the use of military resources or donations, may coordinate with the CRSAFP. (Photos from Civil Relations Service, AFP) 

 

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