According to the UN COH, Manila holds the highest number of homeless people in the Philippines—3.1 million to be exact. That fact is just one of many triggers behind #FeedtheCityPH | #TheDiscoverMNLAdvocacy.
#FeedtheCityPH is the annual advocacy event of DiscoverMNL, a food, travel and lifestyle blog focused on the Philippines. Since their pilot run in 2016, the DiscoverMNL team along with their pool of volunteers and partners have successfully shared care packages of basic goods, fresh food and clothing to the less privileged. Each year they further exceed their goal of reaching 100 families across the metro, sharing not just the gift kits, but a spark of hope and love within these busy times. The entire movement is then featured on their channel to share the moment, create a movement and inspire people to give back.
This year, the team continues its mission to feed the city with not just food, clothing, and basic necessities, but with their passion to help connect people off all walks of life outside the digital landscape. On December 15, the DiscoverMNL team and volunteers will once again board vans that will take them to the streets of Manila carrying pre-packed gifts for the people and families who’s stories are yet to be told.
For those who still wish to donate, Donations may be dropped at Park Triangle BGC, Basement (BMS room). Rizal drive cor. 32nd street, BGC (across STI near Market Market). Please look for Security OIC Jojit Nafora and inform them that it’s for #FeedTheCityPH. Cut-off for dropping of donations will be on November 28. These are the items that the team are still collecting: noodles, canned goods, hand towels, large eco bags, re-usable utensils and tumblers.
Also, part of the proceeds of the Rainbow Collective 2019 LGBT planner sold through this collab link will be allotted for the advocacy. This movement aims to create an impact by sharing what they have to these people and, hopefully, trigger a movement within our community to do the same.
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