Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) donates P100-million worth of food products from its brands to health workers and on-ground checkpoint personnel amid the coronavirus crisis.
These are strange and difficult times, and the number of COVID-19 cases is rising at an alarming rate.
There are pseudo-city-lockdowns, an attempt to impose curfews, absurd hoarding, and panic buying, and just a general depressing stench in the air throughout the world.
In crises like this, we've no one but ourselves to lean on. Figuratively, of course, and within terms of social distancing.
Despite the anxiety brought about by the COVID-19 global crisis, its consequences, and the vigilant measures implemented to contain its spreading, the silver lining is that it's bringing out the best in people.
Though there may be some hoarders, profiteers, and opportunists, forget about them. Instead, turn your attention toward those good folks doing their best to help out.
Jollibee Food Corp (JFC) is a good example
Selfless health workers will now have something to look forward to. JFC has announced that it'll be donating P100 million worth of food products from its various brands to medical personnel.
The move is "in support of health workers and other frontliners who are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic."
This Filipino-owned global food company said in a statement:
"The frontliners will be receiving food packs from Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, Burger King, Panda Express, and PHO24."
The food chain, through the Jollibee Group Foundation's Food AID Program, reported that it has been closely coordinating with other private and public organizations for an efficient distribution of food products to the frontliners.
JFC CEO said:
"Our frontliners are our real modern-day heroes during this time of a pandemic. It is unfortunate that many of them have little time to rest. The Jollibee Group is one with them in this fight, and we hope that through our food, we can fuel their heroic efforts."
"We are more than grateful for what they are doing for our countrymen. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts."
JFC isn't the only food company helping out health workers and on-ground checkpoint personnel. Other restaurants include SM Markets, Myron's, The Pino Group of Restaurants, The Standard Group, and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, among others.
To help the exhausted nurses, doctors, and staff, select Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) branches offer hospital employees a cup of brewed coffee every day.
The Philippines has been placed under a state of calamity while the main northern island of Luzon is on a month-long lockdown as the government hopes to contain the virus.