Provide Food for Displaced Filipinos Through The Rice Movement
by Inside Manila Team, May 01, 2020 9:59am
Art by Ahl Mirambel
Over 1 million Filipinos lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Most of them are minimum-wage earners and breadwinners and they are now required to stay home without any income to feed their families. If they stay home, they won’t be able to provide food. If they go out, they will get reprimanded and risk their health. How would they find a solution?
An initiative called The Rice Movement understands the situation and decided to help the displaced workers during this Enhanced Community Quarantine.
The Rice Movement aims to provide assistance to families with support from the community. They are raising funds to buy rice for them to help them survive staying at home at this challenging time.
As of writing, they have already delivered 409 sacks of rice for 1,541 family members of displaced workers around Cebu and Manila. They can now survive staying safe at home for at least a month. But there are still households that need support, especially now the government extended the ECQ.
The Rice Movement still receives inquiries from people who have nothing to eat, and whose children are getting sick. The people behind this project want to help as much as they can with the help of people who are able and willing to give. Rest assured your donations will benefit families, mainly in Cebu and Manila who lost their jobs to COVID-19 Crisis
If you want to help, you can send your donations to the following accounts:
Let’s strengthen the power of Bayanihan during these hard times. Supporting each other is important now and let’s continue to do so until we rise again as one.