Amway Philippines collaborates with the Office of the Vice President to help the frontliners, other communities

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From left Vice President Leni Robredo received P300,000 worth of care packages to frontliners and communities in need and 2,000 hot meals to locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and street dwellers for its Share-a-Meal project from Amway Philippines Country Manager Leni Olmedo
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By Victoria “NIKE” De Dios

Mindful of some challenges that Filipinos encounter in during this pandemic, Amway Philippines live up to one of their corporate social responsibilities by providing relief during times of emergencies and calamities.

Just like in the past calamities such as the Mindanao Earthquake and Taal Volcano Eruption, and other noteworthy endeavors such as the Brigada Eskwela (School Brigade) and Livelihood Training for women, Amway PH endeavors to do their share.

As the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, Amway Philippines has partnered with the Office of the Vice President Leni Robredo (OVP) to distribute over P300,000 worth of care packages to frontliners and communities in need, and 2,000 hot meals to locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and street dwellers for its Share-a-Meal project.

According to Ms. Leni Olmedo, Country Manager of Amway Philippines, this initiative is living up to their commitment especially in this time of the pandemic.

“Our commitment to helping individuals lead healthier and more empowered lives is not just for our customers and partners, but to all Filipinos especially those who need it most,” Olmedo said.

The beneficiaries of the Share-a-Meal project include LSIs waiting for a trip back to their hometowns, stranded seafarers, and street dwellers from Manila North Port, Sta. Cruz Manila, Paco Manila, Delpan, and Quezon Memorial Circle. The OVP identified these recipients as those who have little to no access to food due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The OVP has been actively running initiatives since March to provide assistance to hospitals, health centers, clinics, checkpoints, shelters, LSIs, street dwellers, transportation groups, and other communities in need. With the help of donors and volunteers, the OVP has mobilized almost P12 million worth of food resources in and outside Metro Manila.

Aside from the Share-a-Meal project, the partnership between Amway Philippines and the OVP will also distribute over P300,000 worth of care packages of various Amway products to frontliners and communities. These packages include daily essentials from the Amway portfolio such as G&H body wash, Glister toothpaste, and sugar-free XS energy drink to help frontliners stay active without sacrificing health.

“Our frontliners risk their lives every day to keep us safe, so it’s just fair that we do our part in helping them stay in good shape, too,” concluded Olmedo.

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