City of Dreams Manila donates P50M in food packs for relief efforts in Luzon

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Posted at Mar 23 2020 03:44 PM

City of Dreams Manila donates P50 million worth of food items consisting of 675,000 kilos of rice along with other food items such as canned goods, noodles and water. Handout

MANILA -- City of Dreams Manila announced Monday that it is donating P50 million worth of food packs for the government's relief efforts amid the lockdown in Luzon because of the novel coronavirus. 

The donation was made by Melco Resorts Philippines (MRP) Foundation, the charitable arm of City of Dreams Manila's developer, Melco Resorts and Entertainment Philippines Corp.

"We are heeding the call to lend a helping hand in mitigating the economic situation of those most in need during this temporary COVID-19 crisis. Hand in hand through the spirit of bayanihan, we’re one with the government and other private sectors as we do our part in combatting this pandemic," City of Dreams Manila chief operating officer Kevin Benning said in a statement on behalf of MRP Foundation. 

City of Dreams Manila said each of its 125,000 food packs contains rice, canned goods, noodles, and water to help vulnerable families during the month-long lockdown.

The company's skeleton workforce are helping pack the bags which will be turned over to the Office of the President. 

Earlier, City of Dreams Manila donated bottled water to the Parañaque city government, and food packs for the city’s Disaster and Rescue team and the local health office. 

The integrated casino resort is also currently lending its fleet of seven buses to help transport health workers in and out of the city.