CCA Manila hosts food drive for typhoon victims on Nov. 20-21
On November 20 and 21, the country’s top culinary school, the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA Manila), will hold a food drive for the victims of the Typhoon Ulysses in Marikina City.
“We are seeking donations in food, logistics, and financial assistance. Our goal is to feed as many people as we can with healthy and substantial food,” said Bea Trinidad, CCA Manila’s Communications Manager.
“Food is a basic need. And healthy food is not a luxury. At the core, we are a culinary community that fights for healthy food to be accessible for all,” she added.
The food drive, an initiative of CCA Manila's students, is implemented in partnership with Kusina Kalinga, a project of Gawad Kalinga.
Trinidad cited “The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger” which lists 12 initiatives, including mounting food drives as an immediate solution for aid. The blueprint includes increasing awareness; learning about hunger; talking to your neighbors, helping set up meal programs for kids; getting involved with schools and communities; talking to your health care providers to understand hunger; meeting with legislators and local government officials; volunteering to teach healthy cooking and stock foods needed; talking to your favorite food businesses about supporting local communities; donating your time and money; starting a local and urban garden; and supporting local farmers.
“Similar to the blueprint’s systematic approach, we want to start not just a food drive, but a framework here for a better thought-out plan when it comes to hunger, not only in cases of natural disasters. These 12 initiatives will take time and planning by Filipinos in the private and public sectors,” she added.