Over 340,000 Manila residents receive food boxes
The City of Manila local government announced on Saturday, Dec. 3, that it had distributed 346,000 Christmas food boxes for its first batch of distribution to residents of 446 barangays in the city, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.
City of Manila Mayor Maria Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna-Pangan was accompanied by Manila Vice Mayor John Marvin Yul Servo Nieto, city’s six districts representatives, and members of the city council.
The distribution of the Christmas food boxes started last Dec. 1. It is the annual gift-giving project as part of the month-long celebration of Paskong Manileño (Manila Christmas).
A total of 695,000 families in the city will receive Christmas food boxes, according to the city government.
Each Christmas food box contains grocery packs for “Noche Buena”(Christmas eve dinner), including rice, corned beef, spaghetti noodles and sauce, cheese, fruit cocktail, and milk.
Meanwhile, another 160,000 food boxes will be distributed to registered senior citizens in the city, the city government said.
It added that they expect to finish the distribution of all the food boxes by Dec. 12.