Antipolo sets up mobile kitchen to supply food to residents during lockdown

Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 19 2020 01:50 PM

RIZAL - The Antipolo City Government on Thursday set up a mobile kitchen to supply food to its residents amid the enhanced community quarantine imposed in Luzon to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Local officials distributed rice and adobo to some 20,000 residents in the city's 16 villages after mass public transit was suspended while non-essential commercial establishments were ordered closed.

"Many of our constituents are hungry and these meals are offered by our local government," Inarawan Barangay Chairman Ric-Ric Bautista said in Filipino.
    
Residents were asked to bring their own utensils to reduce waste. They were also urged to practice social distancing.

"Go back to your home after getting food and stay there for now," Bautista told the locals.

The local government has also ordered supplies of rice, canned goods and vitamins, Antipolo City Mayor Andrea Ynares said in a Facebook post.

These relief goods will be distributed to every household as early as possible, she said.