San Miguel Corp. Rekindles “Nutribun” For Communities In Need
SAN MIGUEL – San Miguel Corporation recently revived the production of “Nutribun” for distribution to dire Metro Manila communities in need and charitable groups.
According to Inquirer, the conglomerate is producing the vitamin-packed product while they still deliver their food productions, where among hose were canned food, coffee and biscuits to local government units (LGUs), checkpoints and hospitals within the capital.
The first batch of Nutribunts will be sent to Caritas Manila.
Ramon Ang, president and chief operating officer of SMC said that the product is packed with nutrience and gives instant energy at about 250 calories per bun.
“This is safe, sufficient and nutritious food for the hardest-hit families facing hunger as a result of the COVID-19 crisis,”
The producct, which first appeared in the 70s, was deployed mainly to public elementary school students as a complete meal as a means to fight child malnutrition in the country.
“We will continue to step up and find creative ways to help the neediest and most vulnerable. Panic will not solve anything. We have the means, we just have to work together to win this battle,”
Donation of food began in the city of Manila with other cities, hospitals, and frontliners also receiving food donations.
Among those include the following:
- Philippine General Hospital
- Philippine Children’s Medical Center
- Quirino Memorial Medical Center
- Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center
- Las Pinas General Hospital
- St. Luke’s Medical Center
- The Medical City
- Mandaluyong LGU
- Paranaque LGU
- Eastern Police District
- Northern Police District
- Camp Karingal
As per the report, the conglomerate intends to prioritize communities and hospitals in NCR (National Capital Region) where most cases of COVID-19 have been recorded.
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