McDonald’s Philippines is eyeing to serve a total of 50,000 meals for frontliners and marginalized communities amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Since the announcement of the enhanced community quarantine, the initiative by the McDo Kindness Kitchen in McDonald's restaurants has already been able to provide more than 30,000 meals. These have been distributed to 40 hospitals and beneficiaries of local government offices within Metro Manila and Mindanao.
Through the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), McDonald's Philippines' charity of choice, the project is envisioned to produce the meals for medical health workers, police, LGU volunteers, government agencies, and local communities. The food will be prepared by select restaurants of the fast-food giant which have dedicated the operations of their kitchens for the meals of the beneficiaries.
''We continue to reinforce our commitment to make a difference in the lives of Filipinos by providing aid to Filipinos in need during this very challenging time,'' RMHC Executive Director Marie Angeles said.
Each Mcdo Kindness Kitchen produces 1,500 meals a day, prepared by restaurant crew and managers, and employee volunteers.
McDonald’s ABS-CBN was the first McDo Kindness Kitchen to be activated last March 20 for ABS-CBN Foundation’s Pantawid ng Pag-ibig program. Through this channel, over 17,000 meals have already been served to different communities.
There are three other McDo Kindness Kitchens operating in Las Piñas, Cebu Escario, and Makati.
RMHC now accepts cash donations from individual and corporate donors who wish to support McDo Kindness Kitchen via online or bank deposit.
For details, please visit: rmhc.org.pg/donate