San Miguel donating 560,000 kilos of rice to locked down families in Metro Manila

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 26 2020 04:26 PM

MANILA - San Miguel Corp said Thursday it would donate 560,000 kilos of rice to families in Metro Manila affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.

San Miguel president and COO Ramon Ang said food donations were delivered to some 126,000 families through various channels since the start of the enhanced community quarantine.

“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 said.

The company said it has so far provided 1.1 million pieces of canned goods as well as coffee, biscuits, pandesal and its version of nutribun.

San Miguel has the capacity to produce enough food for the country for the next 6 months, Ang said.

The company has also utilized its manufacturing facilities to produce disinfectant alcohol to address the shortage of sanitizers.