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Here’s one way to support frontliners and communities without leaving your home

By AYIE LICSI, The Philippine STAR Published May 06, 2021 10:49 am

When you think about volunteering and relief efforts, what comes to mind is an image of being onsite, directly handing food, water and clothes. But there’s always a way to come together through the virtual space. You can still extend a helping hand without leaving the comforts of your home.

During the height of ECQ in March 2020, McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen was launched to support frontliners and marginalized communities. When it first started, the initiative, led by the Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines (RMHC), had the goal of providing 50,000 meals to Filipinos in need.

Medical workers from Caloocan Medical Center pose for a photo with the McDonald's hand gesture as they receive the donated meals from McDonald's Kindness Kitchen. McDonald's Kindness Kitchen proves that if we come together then anyone can make a difference in someone else's day. Visit rmhc.rog.ph to know how you can help.

The people behind this labor of love were the restaurant crew, managers, and other employee volunteers from different McDonald’s stores.

After exactly a year, McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen has successfully served more than 460,000 meals to 501 communities and 400 hospitals and quarantine centers. It has also partnered with 249 government offices and 55 non-government organizations.

“Guided by our core value of malasakit, we have always been committed to serve our communities. Through our Kindness Kitchens, we are pleased to serve meals and bring simple happiness to many of our fellow Filipinos,” said Kenneth S. Yang, McDonald’s Philippines president and CEO and RMHC president.

Small acts of kindness can have the greatest impact. Angkas riders happily pose before they distribute the donated meals to different areas, showing that there are many different ways we can help our frontliners and communities. You too can help, visit rmhc.rog.ph to know more.

“We are very grateful to our partners who’ve entrusted us with their generosity. To date, we continue to serve meals especially to health care workers who have been in the front line of battle against the pandemic. 

Feed those in need and show your appreciation to doctors, nurses, delivery riders, and other frontliners without leaving your house through the McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen.

McDonald's Kindness Kitchen and donors bring smiles to these frontliners from Pasig City General Hospital as they receive their donated meals. Providing our frontliners with meals or other shows of support can mean the world to them. Learn how to support our frontliners by visiting rmhc.rog.ph.

To support the cause, visit www.rmhc.org.ph/donate and help send more meals to more of our frontliners.

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