THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Central Luzon recently distributed food packs to front liners and indigent families amid the enhanced community quarantine.
DOST said this is in line with the "Bayanihan Heal as One Act." The food distribution was made through the “OneDOST against Covid-19 project” under the Regional Grants-In-Aid program.
Some 150 food packs with washable mask were given to Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital (JBLMRH) and another 150 to Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Hospital (DPMMH).
“Our dearest Philippine National Police (PNP) checkpoint personnel and fronliners of Lagundi Mexico and Del Pilar, City of San Fernando, Pampanga also received 400 complementary food packs and washable mask today,” the DOST said in a release posted on its Facebook page.
Some 800 packs were also given to 400 indigent families in Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga where the DOST Regional Office is located.
A total of 1,500 complementary food packs and washable mask for the first batch of distribution and the second batch is scheduled to distribute early next week, according to DOST.
“DOST-Central Luzon family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all the staff, friends and concerned citizens for the voluntary financial contributions that able to provide 100 hot meals to checkpoint personnel in City of San Fernando, two boxes of fresh fruits to JBL and DPMMH to keep our frontliners healthy,” the DOST said.