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Ayala Foundation’s ‘Project #BuyAni’ To Provide Food Assistance For 10,000 Families

As part of its continuing efforts to support vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ayala Foundation recently kicked off Project #BuyAni, a food assistance initiative for 10,000 families in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Funded by a grant from the Macquarie Group Foundation, Project #BuyAni seeks not just to provide food for affected communities, but also to source these food items and other essential goods from local farmers and community partners. This way, local farmers and enterprises continue to have a source of income during the pandemic.

To date, Project BuyAni has served 1,426 families in Luzon, 300 families in the Visayas, and 1,262 families in Mindanao.

The project has reached the following communities: Datu Piang, Maguindanao; Cagayan de Oro City; General Santos City; Calauan, Laguna; El Nido, Palawan; Naic, Cavite; Iloilo City; and Bago City.

The most recent distribution was in Barangay Ma-ao, Bago City, focusing on 100 families of senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and motorcycle drivers. The community partner for the activity was the Bago City Government Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative. The city government, the barangay council, and the Ayala Business Club Bacolod also actively supported the initiative.

In Iloilo City, the distribution was held on July 24 in Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, with 200 beneficiaries. The relief packs contained vegetables and fruits from the KASAMA Multi-Purpose Cooperative, with bags/bayongs woven by Tagbak Mat Weavers from Concepcion, Iloilo. The Ayala Business Club also provided valuable support in terms of logistics and local coordination.

In Calauan, Laguna, 800 food packs were distributed to members of the Inang Kalikasan Agriculture Cooperative, on-site security and Makati Development Corporation personnel, and other families living in the Southville 7 relocation community. Each bag contained locally sourced vegetables, dressed chicken, rice, and eggs, using upcycled flour bags made by the parents of students from CENTEX, Ayala Foundation’s education program.

In General Santos City, 400 families coming from the farthest barangays and the indigenous B’laan community received food aid.

In Cagayan de Oro City, food distribution focused on 400 families from the following vulnerable sectors—the Badjao, PWDs, children in conflict with the law, the homeless, and rebel returnees.

In Datu Piang, Maguindanao, food assistance was provided to 60 families living barangay Montay, a weaving community known for beautiful inaul textiles.

In El Nido, Palawan, woven bags sourced from the artisan women weavers were put together by local volunteers, with produce sourced from local farmers.

Project #BuyAni is scheduled to conduct other food distribution activities until August.

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  1. Julie Suba
    August 14, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Dami tlga natutulungan ng Ayala Foundation.😍 Godbless po, Kudos po sa inyo!💙👍🏻

  2. Michelle Anne Tumulak
    August 14, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Maraming Salamat Ayala Foundation! sana marami pa po kayong matutulungan na mga kababayan natin. Godbless.🙏🙏🙏

  3. Erica Sosing
    August 14, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Wow sobrang nice po etong project ng Ayala Foundation na #Buyani dahil bukod sa nakatulong na po sila sa madaming pamilya na mabigyan sila ng kanilang makakain. Nakatulong din po sila sa ating mga local farmers na magkaroon ng kanilang income this time of pandemic. God bless to Ayala foundation for this project, at Sana madami PA silang ma-reach out na mga affected ng Covid 19 pandemic. 😊❤️

  4. Lyka (mitra) Baqueros
    August 14, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Salute kay ayala at sa mga katuwang niya para sa projectna ito.. napakalaking tulong nito para sa mga mas nangangailangan na mga kababayan natin.. sana marami pang ganito na project.. ❤❤❤

  5. Christine Esteban
    August 14, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you Ayala Foundation sa ginintuan ninyong puso at marami po kayong natutulungan na mahihirap and God bless po.

  6. Anarose Lucero
    August 15, 2020 at 7:27 am

    ang daming natulungang pamilyang magsasaka ng ayala foundation,masaya makabasa nang mga ganitong kabayanihan sa ating bansa sa kabila ng crisis..good job and salute sana marami pang organization na kagaya sa ayala foundation ang maging bayani sa panahon ngayon.

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