By Patrick Garcia
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) announced Thursday its plan to donate 560,000 kilos of rice to help families affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Starting this week, we will also be adding rice to our food donations,” said Ramon Ang, president and chief operating officer of SMC.
“We have been able to source 560,000 kilos of rice. We plan to give 10 kilos per family. Through this, we hope to be able to continue to help the most vulnerable among us – people who are out of work and families struggling to eat,” he added.
The corporation provided 1.1 million pieces of canned goods, 695,000 sachets of coffee, 288,000 packs of biscuits, 21,630 servings of its version of “nutribun”, and 24,338 servings of pandesal. It has also donated spreads, dairy milk drinks, and water. All these food donations is distributed to various LGUs and hospitals.
Recently, SMC helped in manufacturing 70 percent ethyl alcohol to and is also donating 13,000 units of its own Protect Plus Gold powdered disinfectant for the sanitation of hospitals and government and public facilities.