SILANG, CAVITE — Sunday is now most definitely a fun day for the children under the care of Sisters of Mary of Banneux.
“Yung chicken po, gustong-gusto ng mga bata. Every Sunday, ito po yung kanilang hinihintay na pagkain,” said Sr. Gertrudes Dayag, SM after Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) donated over 3,000 pieces of dressed chicken as well as a handful of Uling Roasters packs to the charitable educational institution.
Each and every piece was much welcome for the Sisters of Mary who were hoping for a helping hand in feeding 2,000 students during the continuing COVID-19 crisis.
“Simula po nang nagkaroon ng lockdown dahil sa pandemic, nahirapan po kami pagdating sa pagkain,” shared Sr. Gertrudes, who serves as Girlstown and Boystown principal. “Mula sa simula, nagre-rely kami sa donations, pero ngayong time ng pandemic, medyo nahirapan din yung donors namin kasi sila rin po, naapektuhan.”
Nothing more needed to be said for BAVI, which was more than willing to extend a helping hand to the 36-year-old secondary school that takes in children from the marginalized poor.
After all, it was yet another golden opportunity for the leading rotisserie chicken company to continue giving away 23,000-kilos of chicken to celebrate its 23rd anniversary.
For that, the Sisters of Mary are grateful.
“Sa ngalan po ng Sisters of Mary at sa lahat ng mga estudyante namin, nagpapasalamat po kami kay sir Ronald Mascariñas and also sa Uling Roasters,” expressed Sr. Gertrudes. “Ito po ay magbibigay ng malaking tulong sa mga bata. Once na nalalaman po kasi nilang may chicken po kami, parang nakakalimutan nila yung problema nila.”
Even better, the healthiest litson manok is just what the doctor ordered for the girls and boys still growing up in the midst of COVID-19.
“Mahalaga pong Zero Antibiotics ang ibibigay naming pagkain sa kanila para ma-boost yung immune system nila. Yun po ang kailangan — natural yung nakakain ng mga estudyante,” said Sr. Gertrudes. “Makakatulong po talaga ito para mas maging malakas at malusog ang aming mga estudyante lalo po ngayon.”
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