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Monday, March 22, 2021

Metrobank contributed additional 50,000 meals to provide sustenance for the average-earners and poorest of poor

Cabinet Secretary and Task Force Zero Hunger (TFZH) chairman Karlo Nograles led the turnover of 1,000 meals to Municipality of Guiguinto, Bulacan Mayor Ambrosio “Boy Cruz and Vice Mayor Eliseo Santos. Joining them are representatives from the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and McDonald’s Philippines. 


Metrobank, through its corporate social responsibility arm Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), joins the Task Force Zero Hunger’s Pilipinas Kontra Gutom (PKG), aimed at ending massive hunger by 2030. Sustaining previous donations made to provide food for underprivileged families most affected by the pandemic, Metrobank contributed additional 50,000 meals to provide sustenance for the average-earners and poorest of poor. 


An amount of more than PhP 2.5 million was coursed through Ronald McDonald’s House Charities (RMHC) Philippines for its McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen (MKK) program. The donation completes the target to provide over 100,000 meals to 50 cities and municipalities in the National Capital Region (NCR), Regions I, II, III, IV-A, V, VI, VIII, XI, and XII, including the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. 


To date, Metrobank, together with PKG and MKK has turned over almost 105,000 meals since November 2020. The distribution of meals will continue this month in Davao City, Tacloban and Palo, Leyte, and Antipolo, Rizal. 


Led by Cabinet Secretary and Task Force Zero Hunger Chairman Karlo Nograles, PKG aims to address the problems on hunger and food security in the country especially during these times of crisis. A multi-sectoral movement, PKG is also committed to respond to the needs of communities during calamities and disasters through an efficient, systematic, and resilient relief operations. With the support of partner private institutions and non-government organizations, PKG shall ensure the availability and accessibility of food supplies, distribution of adequate nutrition to beneficiaries, and prompt assistance during crisis. 


Photos above show the distribution of meals to the Municipalities of Mexico, Sta. Ana, and Arayat Pampanga; Municipalities of San Pedro and Biñan, Laguna; and Malabon City. 


As one of PKG’s founding private sector members, MBFI president Aniceto Sobrepeña said, “We in the Metrobank Group seek to carry on our mission to uplift the lives of underprivileged Filipinos, especially now as our nation faces a long-drawn pandemic. Along with our partners from RMHC Philippines and Task Force Zero Hunger, we have made it our target to feed over 100,000 individuals in 50 cities and municipalities nationwide. Indeed, challenging times call for acts for solidarity and compassion. We are in the middle of a difficult period that demands kind thoughts and caring actions in equal measure.”


Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Metrobank has been in the front lines in feeding poor families in the country. An amount of PhP 2 million was first donated to RMHC during the height of the enhanced community quarantine in March 2020. While another PhP 2 million was turned over during Metrobank’s Anniversary Grants Turnover in September last year. Through these donations, 80,000 meals were provided to individuals living in NCR as well as in Cebu and Davao provinces. 


  1. Very nice partnership of metrobank and mc donalds and their foundation. More powers and more people pa ang matulungan niyo.

  2. Wow ang galing ng metrobank at mcdonalds 😍 ganun karami at kalaki na ang naitulong nila sa poorest of poor .. tlgang malaking bagay ito lalo na sa mga nangangilangan sana ay marami pa silang matulungan 😍❤️(Apple Joy Camañero)

  3. kudos Metrobank for having a heart to help less fortunate people specially now that we are still battling against the pandemic. it is nice to know that they have been donating since the onset of pandemic. these additional 50,000 meals that they contributed was a great help for the average-earners and poorest of poor.

  4. Wow naman. Napaka generous naman po nila.. Lalo na ngayong pandemic talagang alam nila na nangangailangan ang mga tao. Kahit sa ganitong paraan man lang gusto talaga nilang makatulong.. Good job po Metro bank. 💖 Napakabuti po ng puso nyo. Godbless.

  5. This is one of the best thing that happened especially in this time of pandemic. I love the generosity of Metrobank for helping those people who are just an average-earners and poorest of poor. This additional 50,000 meals that they contributed is a great number.


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