Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. has scaled up production of the iconic nutribun to augment ongoing food donation to poor households displaced by the Luzon-wide lockdown.
From the initial run of 10,000 buns per day, SMC, through its subsidiary San Miguel Foods Inc., is now producing more than twice the initial volume at 24,000 pieces of nutribun daily.
“Right now, many of our fellow Filipinos, the least fortunate among us, continue to struggle from the crisis we face. What we hope to do is reach as many vulnerable families as possible and help make sure they do not go hungry. Apart from our food donations, our version of the ‘nutribun’ is another way for us to keep our citizens healthy and nourished,” SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang said in a press statement on Tuesday.
The group’s new ready-to-eat food manufacturing facility in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and its Flour Development Center in Ugong, Pasig have produced 284,171 pieces of its nutribun version to date. It has also produced and donated 177,808 pieces of pandesal.
Each nutribun bread weighs 85 grams and contains 250 calories. This brings total output for the period covered to 24,155 kilos of nutribun-inspired bread, providing 71 million calories.
Because of increased production, the company has been able to donate the bread to 46 communities across Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Recipients include organizations that are working hard to help out less-fortunate communities, led by the Philippine Red Cross, Caritas in Manila and Caloocan, SMC’s own food bank and feeding center, Better World Tondo, as well as parishes including Mayapa, Canlubang, the Diocese of Novaliches, and Sacred Heart Parish in Alabang.
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