The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) procured five additional food trucks on top of its existing 23 food trucks to strengthen the response of food items in disaster-stricken communities. The Hot Meals on Wheels, a first of its kind in the country, is part of PRC’s quick response program serving the most vulnerable in times of disaster, calamities, conflict, and pandemic.
PRC has a total of 28 food trucks, stationed in key-strategic areas nationwide to hasten relief operations in times of disaster. The Hot Meals on Wheels program first started in 2005, through the vision and initiative of PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon to provide food to the most vulnerable.
“Ako ay nagpapasalamat sa American Red Cross dahil 3 sa bagong food truck ay mula sa suporta ng ating partner national society. Itong bagong food truck ay magsisilbing pag-asa sa mga taong naapektuhan ng kalamidad. Sa pamamagitan ng bagong food truck ay mas lalo natin mapapabilis ang ating tulong sa mga tao,” Chairman Dick Gordon said.
The food truck has played a vital role in PRC’s emergency response thru the delivery of hot meals in evacuation centers. Each food truck is equipped with industrial size burners, and steamers, and other cooking equipment.
The hot meals on wheels fleet is just one of the developments seen as Gordon leads the Philippine Red Cross modernization program.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) sent out its Hot Meals On Wheels to provide ready-to-eat meals to 200 lockdown affected residents, composed of persons with disability, solo parents, and senior citizens at Brgy. poblacion 2 and 4, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Cavite, on October 05, 2021.
PRC Cavite Chapter, led by its administrator Luz Acencio, continues to roll out its Hot Meals On Wheels to provide immediate food assistance to the most vulnerable individuals of Cavite City. Recently, the chapter distributed food packs to 273 individuals at the isolation facilities and vaccination sites.
“Patuloy ang ating paghahatid ng pag-asa sa pamamagitan ng food truck sa Cavite upang matulungan ang naapektuhan ng lockdown. Malapit sa loob ko ang Cavite, dahil ang aking lola ay taga Cavite. Gayun pa man, kahit saan man sulok ng bansa, walang maiiwan sa panahon ng pandemya, at ang Red Cross ay nariyan kung saan ang tulong ay kailangan,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said as he emphasizes PRC’s Covid response.
PRC under the leadership of Chairman Gordon, started various initiatives like Bakuna Bus, Hot Meals on Wheels, Mobile Clinic, and Amphibian trucks to provide access to far-flung communities needing immediate assistance.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), the largest humanitarian organization in the country, continuously deploys its food truck and feeds 1,310 individuals as part of its COVID-19 response to the most vulnerable nationwide last September 29, 2021.
PRC deployed its food trucks to Alfonso, Central School, and Cavite and provided ready-to-eat meals to 280 medical-front liners, Brgy. Acacia, Malabon to 100 individuals, Brgy. Cambuja, Sta. Maria Laguna to 500 individuals, and Brgy. BF Homes, Paranaque to 430 individuals.
“Ang Red Cross ay mayroong 23 food trucks na operational at handang maghatid ng pagkain sa mga most vulnerable. Luto na ang pagkain, lalabas na lamang sila at kakainin ito. Layunin naming sa Red Cross ay magbigay pag-asa sa bawat mamamayan na naapektuhan ng COVID-19. Makakaasa kayo na hindi kami titigil sa pagtulong lalo na sa higit na nangangailangan,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC also deployed its food truck last September 30, 2021, in Brgy. Catmon, Malabon and Brgy. Concepcion Uno, Marikina. The food truck is one of the first responses of PRC in times of disasters, calamities, and conflicts.
However, due to the rising cases of COVID-19, which affected thousands of families, the humanitarian organization continues to deploy its food truck to feed the most vulnerable.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) deploys its Hot Meals on Wheels to provide ready-to-eat hot meals to 1,000 COVID-19 affected residents in Malabon City. PRC Malabon chapter started to roll out its food truck and provides food to 200 individuals at Brgy. Concepcion, Malabon, last September 24, 2021.
PRC Malabon chapter will deploy its food truck and will serve chicken afritada and rice at Brgy. Catmon, targeting 300 beneficiaries belonging to the most vulnerable sector like senior citizens, a person with disabilities, and solo parents. The community feeding will continue in Brgy. Maysilo on September 28 and Brgy. Longos on September 30. PRC, through its volunteer chefs and cooks, will make sure that all food served is delicious, nutritious, and safe to eat.
“Hatid ng Red Cross ay mainit na pagkain para sa mga taong lubos na naapektuhan ng COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of Filipinos have lost their jobs, kaya naman patuloy ang pagbibigay natin ng pagkain through our Food trucks. Isang meal na bawas sa iisipin nila sa araw,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC will continue to deploy its food truck to different parts of the country and provide food to the most vulnerable.
“Our goal in the Red Cross is to alleviate human suffering and uplift the dignity of the people. Malaki ang kinakaharap ng ating bayan, but together we can win our war against COVID-19,” Sen. Dick Gordon added.
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Hot Meals on Wheels was deployed to Brgy. 635 Sta. Mesa Manila, to provide ready-to-eat meals to 300 individuals last Sept 24,2021.
PRC Manila Chapter under the supervision of its Chapter Administrator Crisanta Cayetano served the residents of Brgy. 635 with chicken afritada. The beneficiaries are persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and solo parents.
“tuloy tuloy ang ating pag dedeploy ng food truck sa mga most vulnerable. Habang may naapektuhan ng COVID-19, hindi titigil ang Red Cross sa pag hahatid ng serbisyo sa ating kababayan,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC food truck, was an initiative of Sen. Dick Gordon to provide immediate food assistance to affected communities by typhoons, calamities, and conflicts. PRC already has a fleet of 23 food trucks, stationed in key strategic areas nationwide.
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Hot Meals on Wheels goes to Brgy. Barangka, Marikina to serve 250 individuals. PRC food truck is an initiative by Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon to provide food assistance to families affected by typhoons. However, with the ongoing pandemic, PRC deploys its food truck to different parts nationwide, to feed residents affected by the pandemic.
PRC Marikina chapter has conducted a series of food truck deployments that served hot meals to Minahan, Barangay Malanday, and Brgy. Sto Niño, Marikina. Aside from the mobile food truck, the chapter also conducted a mobile blood donation drive at the Marikina City New Council Parking lot. The event is in partnership with the City Government of Marikina.
“Hanggang may tao ang nagugutom at walang makain lalo na ngayong pandemya, hindi titigil ang Philippine Red Cross sa paghahatid ng tulong lalo na sa ating mga most vulnerable groups kagaya ng Senior Citizens, mga bata, at pregnant women,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.
To date, PRC has served more than 87,900 hot meals this year alone. PRC food trucks are stationed in different parts of the country, namely three in the National Headquarters in EDSA, Mandaluyong, eight units in Luzon, four-unit in the Visayas, and one in Mindanao.
Last month, to further strengthen PRC’s welfare services to provide food for the most vulnerable, PRC procured seven additional food trucks, making a fleet of 23 food trucks, ready to serve hot meals right at your doorstep.
“Patuloy na magiikot ang ating mga food trucks sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa upang makapagbigay ng hot meals sa mga most vulnerable groups. Bawas isang pagkain na iisipin ngayong araw,” Philippine Red Cros (PRC) Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC’s Hot Meals on Wheel will go to Brgy. Baritan, Malabon targeting 250 individuals and in Brgy. Kitong Bangus San Roque Talisay, Cebu targeting 300 individuals today. The food truck in Cebu recently provided ready-to eat meals to 464 individual composed of senior citizens, children aged 5-10 years old, and medical front liners.
The Hot Meals on Wheels came from the Vision of Chairman Dick Gordon to provide Hot Meals to the most vulnerable groups in times of disaster. Together with PRC’s nutrionist, volunteer chefs and professional cooks, PRC makes sure that all food that will be served are healthy, delicious and safe for everyone.
To date, PRC has an existing 23 food trucks that will hasten relief efforts during emergencies. The Hot Meals on wheels will continue to serve ready-to-eat-meals to individuals affected by COVID-19.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Hot Meals On Wheels first started in 2005 through the vision and initiative of PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon when he donated his personal funds to procure a food truck. Since then, the PRC has 23 Hot Meals On Wheels, 3 of which are at the National Headquarters, with the remaining 10 in Luzon, 6 in the Visayas, and 4 in Mindanao.
PRC’s Hot Meals On Wheelsplays a vital role in emergency response through the distribution of hot food to several areas according to need, It is one of the first services deployed by the humanitarian organization to affected communities in times of crisis, disaster, and conflict.
“Sa panahon ng sakuna, isa sa pinakamahalaga sa tao ay ang pagkain. Mahalaga ang mga food frucks dahil ilalapit na natin ito sa mga naapektuhan. Hindi na nila kailangan lutuin at kakainin nalang nila ito. May mga volunteer chefs at nutrionist din ang Red Cross upang masiguradong ligtas, masustansya, at masarap ang mga pagkain na ibabahagi sa affected communities,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC has a fleet of 23 Hot Meals On Wheels, equipped with industrial size burners, steamers, and other cooking equipment capable of serving 100 individuals per hour.
PRC has also been deploying Hot Meals on Wheels to different cities and provinces to serve food to the most vulnerable. As of this writing, PRC’s Hot Meals On Wheels has catered to more than 78,000 individuals this year, catering to senior citizens, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, and children affected by the lockdown due to the pandemic.