NLEX Corp. lends a hand to community pantries
As the Filipino spirit of bayanihan thrives with the coming out of numerous community pantries around the country, NLEX Corporation also joined the caused and helped some 20 towns covered by its expressway.
In its statement, the Metro Pacific-led NLEX Corporation shared that they have donated to those in need, providing free food and other essentials to the members of the communities who have lost their income because of the pandemic.
NLEX Corporation President and General Manager Luigi Bautista said that the company has donated sacks of rice, boxes of canned goods, and cases of noodles to community pantries in Caloocan City; Meycauayan, Bocaue, and Malolos in Bulacan; San Simon, San Fernando, Apalit, Mabalacat, Porac, and Floridablanca in Pampanga; and Hermosa, Bataan.
“We are deeply inspired by the bayanihan being exemplified in the community pantries sprawling across the country. We’d like to help ease the impact of the pandemic and contribute in our own little way especially in areas within the vicinity of NLEX and SCTEX,” Bautista said.
“This is also part of the company’s commitment to give back to our kababayans and efforts to strengthen our engagement with communities,” he added.
NLEX personnel distributed the company’s donations to local community pantry organizers. Safety protocols and other measures were strictly followed during the distribution.
Barangay 156 in Caloocan City Chairman Marites Chua Go expressed gratitude for the donations.
“In this challenging time of economic crisis due to the pandemic, such support has been very much needed. The true spirit of Filipino bayanihan has been humbly exhibited in our neighborhood,” she was quoted as saying.
Last year, NLEX Corporation, along with other MPTC companies, distributed food donations to 220 barangays within the MPTC expressway network.
Apart from that, thousands of Noche Buena baskets were given to 8,550 medical frontliners and spearheaded a donation drive to purchase 4,500 personal protective equipment for health workers in eight North and South Luzon hospitals.
The company also offered free shuttle and free toll to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to support the mobility needs of frontline workers in COVID-19 response.
Photos from NLEX Corporation