Local flour millers donates 1000 bags of flour to taal evacuees
The Philippine Association of Flour Millers (PAFMIL) extended it’s support for the victims of Taal volcano eruption, by alloting an initial 1,000 bags of flour that were baked into hamburger buns.
The first 100 bags of flour were delivered to Tinapayan Bakery which operates in Manila and Cuenca, Batangas. They were baked into pandesal and distributed to evacuees in Cuenca, Batangas.
Meantime, the second batch of 100 bags of flour produced about 37,000 hamburger buns.
They were distributed from January 18 to 20 to over 3,000 evacuees in Tagaytay City evacuation centers near the Tagaytay City Hall, the Tagaytay Sports Activity Center, and Tagaytay City Integrated School. More evacuees from the municipalities of Alfonso and Mendez in Cavite and municipalities of Calatagan and Calaca in Batangas were also fed with the bread donated by the local flour millers.
“PAFMIL believes in the inherent resilience of the Batangueño people. We hope that through our donations, we are able to nourish those affected by the Taal volcano eruption and sustain their strength in the days to come,” said Ric M. Pinca, PAFMIL Executive Director.
Sen. Francis Tolentino was also present, helping in the distribution of hamburger buns to a long queue of evacuees.
The baked goods have to be delivered in batches to make sure that they are handled properly. More deliveries will be made in the coming days as PAFMIL members, in coordination with Batangas and Tagaytay local government units determine which evacuation centers need more assistance.
PAFMIL includes Pilmico Foods Corporation, RFM Corporation, Philippine Flour Mills, General Milling Corporation, Wellington Flour Mills, and Universal Robina Corporation.