IN PHOTOS: AFP’s mobile kitchen brings free meals to Quezon City homeless

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IN PHOTOS: AFP’s mobile kitchen brings free meals to Quezon City homeless

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(UPDATED) Some 3,000 disadvantaged individuals and families will be given free hot meals once a day with the help of mobile kitchen trucks from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) rolled out a test run of a mobile kitchen providing hot meals to the homeless in Quezon City.

In a statement on Sunday, April 19, the AFP said the mobile kitchen project was done as part of the “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” campaign.

LINING UP. Member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines handed food assistance through the AFP'ss Mobile Kitchen feeding program to residents at Brgy. Tatalon in Quezon City on April 20, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Some 3,000 disadvantaged individuals and families will be given free hot meals once a day, beginning Monday, April 20. The initiative will go on for a couple of days, with Purok 1, 2, and 3 of Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City being the pilot project site.

In addition to informal settlers and families in depressed communities, other identified beneficiaries include stranded workers or students receiving little or no support.

MEAL. Member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines handed food assistance through the AFP's Mobile Kitchen feeding program to residents at Brgy. Tatalon in Quezon City on April 20, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The initiative is a bid to help maintain enhanced community quarantine protocols which limit civilian movements and activities to help arrest the spread of the coronavirus. (READ: Philippines coronavirus cases rise to 6,459, death toll hits 428)

The AFP’s mobile kitchen, made up of two trucks, will be staffed by soldiers who have culinary training. They will prepare the meals every day. Meanwhile, support personnel will deliver the food to designated drop-off points. 

MOBILE KITCHENS. The AFP Mobile Kitchen aims to provide free meals to the homeless amid the quarantine. Photo by Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office

At the conclusion of the campaign, the AFP also suggested the mobile kitchens may shift to other adjacent communities. 

The campaign’s implementation is spearheaded by the Civil Relations Service AFP (CRSAFP), led by Major General Ernesto Torres Jr. – Rappler.com

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