11 Jun Mimi & Bros. launches ‘Road to 10,000 Strong’ food drive for frontline heroes
Sustenance for the country’s frontline heroes, Mimi & Bros. has reopened its kitchen to launch its “Road to 10,000 Strong” food drive where it hopes to gather people to donate a minimum of a hundred peso per healthy meal, as it aims to feed 10,000 health workers in Metro Manila who are on the frontline of the COVID-19 battle.
“The sacrifices of our frontliners these days are immeasurable. And as chefs and restaurateurs, the least we can do is to share our resources and skills in the kitchen to nourish their tired bodies. This is to show them that we care and how much grateful we are for their work just to save lives,” said Chef Edward Bugia, the head of the F&B division of MFT Group of Companies, which owns Mimi & Bros.
Bugia also acknowledged food safety concerns when delivering meals to beneficiaries. Of this, he explained, “As an F&B business, we are one of the most equipped with proper hygiene and sanitation so we want to put that into good use. Restaurants are also the best food source for frontliners – quality wise” he added.
With this, Mimi & Bros. ensures that all packed meals are handled by individuals who passed the food safety and health measures required by hospitals, as well as prepared by staff who are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to perform their tasks in the kitchen.
The restaurant also attaches notes on all delivered meals indicating details such as the dishes included per pack and temperature of the employee who prepared the meal. This is to be transparent and to give extra assurance to frontliners that the meals are safe. The restaurant also commits that the food donation drive will continue post Enhanced Community Quarantine.
For every minimum donation of one hundred pesos, Mimi & Bros., in coordination with Frontline Feeders PH, will prepare hearty dishes to be delivered to public and private hospitals who are in most need of food for their staff. The Frontline Feeders PH team is recognized by local government units as an organization that mobilizes food distribution to different hospitals in the Metro and in neighboring cities.
Since the campaign launch, Mimi & Bros. has already served 7,205 frontline workers from the following hospitals: Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Cardinal Santos Hospital, Las Pinas General Hospital, Makati Medical Center, Medical Center Taguig, Philippine General Hospital, San Juan de Dios Hospital, St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, Sta Ana Hospital, UERM Memorial Hospital, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, and Victoriano Luna Hospital.
For interested donors, they may donate a minimum of 100 pesos through PayMaya, GCash, or through BPI. For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/mimiandbros.