San Miguel steps up effort to address hunger, puts up first food bank
Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is investing further on its corporate social responsibility and is set to build its first ever food bank, which will be located in Tondo, Manila to help ease hunger and food wastage.
A report in Manila Bulletin showed that San Miguel Foundation has recently partnered with the local chapter of international organization Rise Against Hunger to help with the establishment of the food bank, which will be part of a bigger community center that SMC is building in the area.
SMC President Ramon S. Ang calls it the Better World Community Center, which will be “the first of its kind in the country.”
The 1,000-square meter Better World Community Center will have a food bank, soup kitchen and a livelihood training center for low-income families, and is located in Barangay 101 in Tondo, right across relocation sites Aromaland and Happyland.
“This is just the first. By building more sustainable communities in the country we hope to empower those in reduced circumstances to be able to transform their lives,” Ang said in the report.