We started the year on a b/right note. On the third day of the first month of the new year, we kicked off a new project to help stem hunger among families severely impacted by job losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Aptly named Feed the Hungry, the project is designed to provide “bridge feeding” to hungry families by delivering packed meals to them once a week. Bridge feeding means providing food to hungry families until such time as the breadwinners find gainful employment that will enable them to put food on the table on a regular basis.
The project was launched on January 3rd with the inking of partnership agreements with an initial two parishes in Makati—San Ildefonso and Sts. Peter and Paul—with the parish priests as signatories: Fr. Antonio Molavin and Fr. Ric Fernando for San Ildefonso and Fr. Gerry Santos for Sts. Peter and Paul.
The Club joined hands with parishioners in delivering 300 packed meals—150 to Bangkal near SLEX to homeless families who have made the streets home and 150 to Zobel St. behind the Makati City Hall, to families forced to live in damaged vehicles because they can no longer afford rent.
Last Sunday, January 10th, the Club delivered a second batch of 300 meals prepared by the RC Makati Paul Harris Kitchen to mark the 2nd Sunday of this program for the two parishes. Pres. Peter and FA Pam personally participated in the distribution.
The Club is committed to provide a total of 55,000 meals in partnership with other parishes. The Club is coordinating with other parishes to partner with and to serve.
About 5,000 of those meals will be prepared by the Club at the Paul Harris Kitchen in Merville, Paranaque where Pres. Peter and family, together with their kid’s friends, prepare the meals.