San Miguel Corp. revives "Nutribun" for those affected by COVID-19

San Miguel Corp. revives "Nutribun" for those affected by COVID-19

It’s like 1970’s is back again.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) just announced that it will be bringing back in production the highly successful and vitamin-packed Nutribun.

The Nutribun will be distributed to charitable groups and Metro Manila communities where families have either no access or unable to afford food amidst the threat of the novel coronavirus 2019 disease or Covid-19.

Freshly baked nutribuns
(photo credit to ABS-CBN News)

The Nutribun production of SMC will be coinciding with the continuous delivery of other SMC food products consisting of canned food, coffee and biscuits to LGUs, checkpoints and hospitals within Metro Manila.

The first batch of Nutribuns will be donated to a charitable institution located in Manila, which was latter to be named as Caritas Manila.
SMC President and Chief operating officer Ramon Ang said the famous bread four decades would still be produced  packed with nutrients and provides instant energy at 250 calories per bun.

“This is safe, sufficient and nutritious food for the hardest-hit families facing hunger as a result of the COVID-19 crisis,” Ang said.

Nutribun, was introduced in the 70’s was primarily distributed for public elementary school students as a complete meal, in a bid to combat child malnutrition in the country.
“We will continue to step up and find creative ways to help the neediest and most vulnerable. Panic will not solve anything. We have the means, we just have to work together to win this battle,” he said.

The food donation drive by SMC started in the City of Manila with other cities and hospitals and other frontliners of the government are also receiving food donations.

These include:

•    Philippine General Hospital
•    Philippine Children’s Medical Center
•    Quirino Memorial Medical Center
•    Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center
•    Las Pinas General Hospital
•    St. Luke’s Medical Center
•    The Medical City
•    Mandaluyong LGU
•    Paranaque LGU
•    Eastern Police District
•    Northern Police District
•    Camp Karingal

As per SMC they intend to give priority to those communities and hospitals in the National Capital Region (NCR) where the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded.

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