AFP’s Mobile Kitchen provides meals to QC families

AFP personnel and civilian volunteer groups join hands to prepare free hot meals. (Photos courtesy of AFP)

PASIG CITY, May 1 (PIA) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Mobile Kitchen continues to roll out to provide hot meals to individuals and families in need especially in this time of pandemic. 

The AFP Mobile Kitchen is one of our soldiers’ humanitarian actions to help and provide assistance to our less fortunate kababayans as our nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic,” AFP Chief of Staff General Cirilito Sobejana said. 

A total of 3,000 food packs for lunch and evening meals were given to Camp Aguinaldo’s immediate neighbors in Barangay Socorro in Quezon City. The beneficiaries which included street sweepers, pedicab drivers, and families living in nearby depressed areas that were identified by the barangay.

Since the start of the pandemic in March last year, the AFP has been conducting community-based efforts through its ‘Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko’ campaign which aims to alleviate the plight of underprivileged communities greatly affected by the pandemic.

The mobile kitchen is staffed by soldiers with culinary training, while civilian volunteers help in the preparation of meals. It is the asset’s first operation under the newly-activated AFP Logistics Support Command led by Brigadier General Fernando Felipe.

The project is a joint undertaking of the AFP Civil Relations Service, Joint Task Force-NCR, and the AFP Quartermaster General. The 7th Civil Relations Group and 11th Civil Military Operations Battalion provided manpower as personnel from the Quezon City Police District assisted in the traffic and implementation of health and safety protocol during the activity.  

The food was sponsored by the AFP-DND Sojourners Club, Master in National Security Administration Regular Class 52 and the Tanging Yaman Foundation.

The AFP will continue to partner with well-meaning individuals, organizations and companies to sustain the noble initiative for our citizens. We welcome those who wish to contribute and be part of the AFP’s Community Kitchen whether through the use of military resources or donations,” General Sobejana added.

Last year, the AFP’s Mobile Kitchen rolled out in Metro Manila to provide free hot meals to those in need.


Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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