Aboitiz extends food aid to Typhoon Nina victims

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Aboitiz Equity Ventures First Vice President for Government Relations DJ Sta. Ana led the turnover of The Care Packages to Kaya Natin, represented by Lead Convenor and Trustee Harvey Keh, last January 3.

A total of 14,285 individuals affected by Typhoon Nina in Bicol, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), and Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) are expected to benefit from the high-energy biscuits recently donated by the Aboitiz Group.

The Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate foundation of the Aboitiz Group, in coordination with Pilmico Foods Corporation and Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., turned over 205 boxes containing 14,285 The Care Packages to non-government organization Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership, for immediate distribution to areas affected by Typhoon Nina.

Kaya Natin lead convenor and trustee Harvey Keh was present during the turnover of The Care Packages at the organization’s office in Quezon City.

The Care Packages, developed by Aboitiz food business unit Pilmico, contains packs of 100-gram high-energy biscuits loaded with 450 kilocalories (equivalent to one full meal) each, designed as an efficient disaster relief solution that not only addresses hunger but provides adequate nutrition via a sustainable food supply.

During disasters when viable food sources are scarce and time is of the essence, The Care Package serves as an effective emergency provision, with each 100-gram pack containing essential proteins, vitamins A, B1 to B12, C, D3, and E, carbohydrates, added sugar, fat, iodine, iron, magnesium, and calcium necessary for one person’s nourishment and energy needs.

“We hope that our Care Packages would be able to nurture our affected brothers and sisters and feed them with the strength to rebuild and get back on their feet,” said Maribeth Marasigan, Aboitiz Foundation First Vice President.


Originally posted: Cebu Daily News