GLOBE Telecom Inc. has partnered with non-government organization Rise Against Hunger (RAH) to help displaced families in Marawi.
Chelle Gray, director for Globe Citizenship, said over 300 Globe employees volunteered in the Meal Packaging Program conducted by RAH for more than 1,500 affected families in Marawi who are now staying in Saguiran, Lanao del Sur.
Together, they helped pack 100 meal boxes, which will be sent to Marawi by the first week of December together with meal packs coming from other partner-companies of RAH, Gray said.
“Globe has been a responsible corporate citizen from the start. We have been at the forefront of espousing employee engagement by providing more opportunities for them to live out Globe service principles, create a culture of social responsibility and instill a sense of higher purpose. These, in turn, motivate us to be better at work, show malasakit and hopefully, create a positive change in the communities,” Gray said.
The package meals contain rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and fruits, flavoring mix, plus vitamin and mineral sachets.
The vitamins are in separate sachets and are only added after cooking to make sure the vitamins and nutrients are not lost due to extreme light or heat.
Globe has long been a supporter of RAH, which has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger across the globe for 18 years.
Established in 1998, RAH coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to crisis-burdened and developing areas around the world.
It operates meal-packaging locations in 21 cities throughout the United States and five international locations in India, Italy, the Philippines, Malaysia and South Africa.
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