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Ang mga mobile na kusina ng AFP ay nagsisimulang pagpapakain ng mga walang tirahan, maiiwan ang mga manggagawa, mga mag-aaral na may mainit na pagkain

Mobile kitchens that serve hot meals to street dwellers and poor families affected by the enhanced community quarantine have been deployed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The mobile kitchens started providing hot meals to affected individuals and families on April 20, Captain Jonathan Zata , chief of the AFP public affairs office, said in a report. The program dubbed “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” aims to feed around 3,000 Filipinos every day amid the pandemic.

The meals are personally prepared by soldiers who have background in culinary arts, according to Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo. “Ito ay upang mabigyan ng pagkakataon ang mga street dwellers, informal settlers, stranded construction workers, o mga estudyante na hindi nakakatanggap ng tulong para makakain ng mainit na pagkain gamit ang mobile kitchen ng AFP,” Arevalo said.

[This is to give the street dwellers, informal settlers, stranded construction workers, and students, who are yet to receive assistance, the chance to eat hot meals using the mobile kitchen of the AFP.]

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Two mobile kitchens, which are called “Vessels of Blessings” and manned by culinary-trained soldiers, have been providing hot meals in communities in Quezon City. The military has been receiving help from partner-stakeholders to make the project possible.

“The AFP will continue to partner with well-meaning individuals, organizations and companies to sustain this noble initiative for our citizens. Those who wish to contribute and be part of “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” Campaign whether through the use of military resources or donations, may coordinate with the Civil Relations Service AFP,” the AFP said in a statement.