In a social media post, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas revealed that he will be bringing back the community kitchen. According to Treñas, there are two reasons as to why he had brought back the community kitchen: one, to provide nutritional needs of poor communities, and two, to provide employment to those who lost their job due to the pandemic.
“As our unemployment rate is at all time high after Martial Law. We will be bringing back our Community Kitchen starting tomorrow, September 4, 2020 and assigned our Uswag Community Kitchen Angels to distribute to the barangays greatly affected by this pandemic. Our Community Kitchen aims to feed the poorest of poor in the city and help those who lost their jobs due to the decline of our economy. We will be activating 135 community kitchens in Iloilo City,” states Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, in a social media post.
Treñas adds that the community kitchen has procured 810 kilos of pork, 1,620 pieces of chicken, 270 bunch of bananas, 280 kilos of cabbage, garlic, onions, papaya and mung-beans, and 5 sacks of salt, and the delivery of these goods shall be good for 3 days.
“We are thankful for the donations and help of our volunteers. Tinguhaan naton nga mapakaon ang aton mga kubos nga mga pumuluyo. Magbuligay kita tanan,” Treñas adds.
It may be recalled that the community kitchen was pivotal during the height of the lockdown. In mid June, it was able to provide almost two million meals to city residents. The kitchens were hosted by 204 daycare centers and 37 barangay halls. It has also employed a total of 205 daycare workers, 180 supplemental feeding workers, and 447 parent leaders of the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) who were tasked to cooked, prepare, and distribute meals.
As our unemployment rate is at all time high after Martial Law. We will be bringing back our Community Kitchen starting…