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‘Meals on wheels:” Youth group serves free meals in Tuguegarao City neighborhood

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 11:04 AM May 23, 2021
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Youth leaders distribute free hot meals to residents of Barangay Annafunan East, Tuguegarao City on Saturday.(Villamor Visaya Jr.)

TUGUEGARAO CITY-  Around 1,000 families received free meals from youth leaders who organized a week-long food drive here on Saturday.

Volunteers for “Meals on Wheels Para sa Masa” in Barangay Annafunan used a tricycle with a large cauldron full of food to feed villagers, said Gerald Valdez, Annafunan East Sangguniang Kabataan president.

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 The free meal distribution will run until May 27.

“The preparation is tedious but with the thought of helping less-fortunate people in the village, we do missionary work like this one,” Valdez told the Inquirer.

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He said they had earmarked P10,000 for the meals.

His group had earlier put up a community pantry and distributed vegetables, groceries and rice to villagers.

Arlene Catawiran, a 28-year-old villager, was among those who benefited from the project.

She said her husband, a construction worker, saw their combined income dwindle during the pandemic due to reduced work days.

“This meal is a big help and we salute the youths who share food with us,” she added.

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