Aug 22, 2018

Most people don’t think of sustainability or health when they donate or call for relief goods. That’s why at donations booths, the most popular donations are always canned goods, pancit canton, all tons of unhealthy stuff. While that’s not bad per se (the fact that you’re donating is already a good thing), it would be great if we started being mindful of the things we give to those in need. That’s not only limited to nutritional content; I remember seeing people donate non-halal food to the Marawi victims when the siege happened.

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Some of the meal packs prepared by Globe. These specific ones are the fortified meals with rice and soy

Because of this, Globe decided to partner up with Rise Against Hunger last Aug. 16 at The Globe Tower to host a meal packaging event. A non-profit organization that aims to reduce world hunger, Rise Against Hunger coordinates with corporations and communities to organize meal preparation events. At these events, Rise Against Hunger and their partners prepare and package healthy and nutritious meals that’ll be distributed later on to those who need it most. Last Thursday’s meals, for example, will be sent to families from Bataan, Rizal, and Marikina who were affected by the recent storm. Rise Against Hunger was also in charge of the country’s first food bank in Taguig.

Globe’s volunteering team ensures that people under the company (be it their employees, or even influencers sponsored by Globe) participate in these kinds of events to give back to the community, as it’s part of the company’s ethos to go beyond the business.

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Tennis prodigies Miko and Alexandra Eala participated in the meal packaging. Alex Eala was the first teen who got the chance to be the part of French Open

The people attending the event were Miko and Alexandra Eala, and the teams The Philippine Volcanoes and Green Archers United.

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The country’s national rugby team “Philippine Volcanoes” also participated. The team’s representative and winger Steve Nier had this to say about the event: “This is my first time joining Rise for Hunger Relief PH and it was a wonder experience being here because  I get to give back to those who are in need and it’s also great to work with other people.”

Photos courtesy of Globe.

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