San Miguel churns out 24,000 'nutribuns' daily to aid poor during lockdown

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 21 2020 04:43 PM

San Miguel churns out 24,000 'nutribuns' daily to aid poor during lockdown 1
San Miguel Corp's unit San Miguel Foods Inc is producing 24,000 pieces of nutribuns daily. Photo: Handout

MANILA - San Miguel Corp said Tuesday it doubled the production of its popular nutribun to serve more communities during the coronavirus lockdown. 

Its unit San Miguel Foods Inc is now producing 24,000 pieces daily from 10,000 buns per day previously, SMC said in a statement.
 
"What we hope to do is reach as many vulnerable families as possible and help make sure they do not go hungry. Apart from our food donations, our version of the ‘nutribun’ is another way for us to keep our citizens healthy and nourished,” SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang said.

Ang said the company so far produced 284,171 pieces of nutribun to date and 177,808 pieces of pandesal.

The poorest 18 million families in the country are entitled to cash aid from the government. Private firms have also launched their own relief efforts to cushion the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable communities.