On June 19 and 20, the Jollibee Group collaborated with the Office of Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda in Bicol to provide 31,000 meals to communities affected by the ongoing mayon volcano unrest. The individuals and families who temporarily took shelter in the various evacuation sites received Chickenjoy and Yumburgers prepared by the store teams of Jollibee branches in Legazpi Rizal, Daraga, Tabaco, SM Legazpi, Ligao, Legazpi Imperial, Polangui, LCC Legazpi, and Ayala Mall.
According to local authorities, more than 20,000 people have left their homes and are temporarily staying in 28 evacuation centers in the province.
The Jollibee Group also donated congee packs good for 12,500 servings. These specially developed spice mix packs prepared with rice and water provide the evacuees with hot meals.
“Our government partners play an important role in our operational efforts. With their help, we can provide an immediate and comprehensive response during emergencies and disasters,” said Jollibee Group Chief Public Affairs and Sustainability Officer Pepot. Miñana. “And it is through these partnerships that we not only provide immediate access to food, but we also bring hope and happiness to the affected families.”