Chooks-to-Go steps up, provides meals for frontliners in PGH


Posted at Mar 18 2020 12:02 PM

Chooks-to-Go provided meals for frontliners in PGH. Handout photo

MANILA, Philippines -- Chooks-to-Go joined the list of corporations that have stepped up to help while the country is dealing with the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The doctors, nurses, and hospital staff of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila were provided with over 1,000 packs of Chooks-to-Go chicken meals and rice for lunch time last Monday.

"These are trying times, and trying times bring out the best and worst in people. We choose to be our best," said Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI) president Ronald Mascariñas.

"We honor the Filipino health workers who are in the frontlines of the battle to contain the COVID-19 that is laying waste throughout the land," he added.

PGH is the largest training hospital in the country, and some of its staff have worked for 14 straight days due to the pandemic. PGH's head of administration, Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, received the meals from BAVI led by Chooks-to-Go's Metro Manila head of operations Dr. Dominic Navarro.

BAVI will send meals to other public hospitals in the coming days.

"We are inspired by their heroism, moved by their courage, and touched by their selflessness," said Mascariñas.

Meanwhile, Mascariñas also stressed that BAVI brands -- Bounty Fresh, Chooks-to-Go, Uling Roasters, Meat Market, and Adobo Connection -- will continue its delivery operations amid the enhanced community quarantine. Orders will be accepted through Grab Delivery.

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