The Davao City government has purchased three vehicles worth P3.3 million to boost the delivery of food assistance to the communities, particularly during the time of disaster.
The new vehicles will be used by the Barangay Cultural Communities and Affairs Division (BCCAD) of the Office of the City Mayor under the “Kusina ng Bayan” program.
These are in addition to the two other mobile kitchens under the City Social Services and Development Office.
“This will strengthen the Kusina ng Bayan program because previously, we are only renting our vehicles. Now that we have our own vehicles, it will be easier for us to deliver food assistance our communities,” said Jose Ong, BCCAD head.
With the vehicles, Ong said they could now readily respond to as many areas in the event of a disaster.
“It would be of great help, especially during flash-floods or other calamities,” he said.
The Kusina ng Bayan program was launched last year to serve food to calamity victims.