BATANGAS CITY — Amid the rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, isolation centers have become desperate.
Such is the case in Batangas City, where there are about 380 patients in iso facilities.
That is why Chooks-to-Go immediately sent 1,600 kilograms of dressed Zero Antibiotics Chicken to help sustain both patients and medical attendants.
According to Jocelyn Cantre, Batangas City General Services Officer, the support came at a time when they needed it most.
“We are very thankful na ang Chooks-to-Go ay nagpunta sa Batangas City para magbigay ng dressed chicken. It would help a lot, lalo doon sa mga naka-isolate sa amin ngayon,” she said.
The official also praised Chooks-to-Go’s Zero Antibiotics Chicken, which are grown by Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI). These chicken are raised without ever using antibiotics, ensuring that chicken is at their healthiest.
“Mahalaga po [ito] sa amin lalo na ngayon,” Cantre said. “Kailangan namin na yung binibigay na pagkain sa mga pasyente at frontliners namin ay zero antibiotics.”
Meanwhile, BAVI President Ronald Mascariñas assured frontliners of Chooks-to-Go’s continuing support.
“We are committed to giving assistance to our frontliners and their patients whenever it is possible,” he said. “Fighting this pandemic — this great challenge of our lives — requires that we all work together, and you can be sure of BAVI’s support.”
BAVI has been giving support to frontliners and vulnerable communities since the pandemic began in March. The company has given chicken and poultry products that could feed over 400,000 people.