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Chelsea Group, Phoenix and Udenna Foundation answer Batangas farmers’ call via Sagip Saka

Mar 30, 2020

March 30 , 2020: 1,500 farmers from San Juan, Batangas heaved a sigh of relief when 6,000 kgs of their fresh farm produce were successfully delivered to the anxious marginalized people of Malabon who didn’t have sustenance through the lockdown.

WorkLink Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corporation, Phoenix Petroleum, and Udenna Foundation through its UCARE or CommUnity Care program, in coordination with AGREA, a social enterprise,  have recently completed a Batangas-to-Malabon “Sagip Saka” run to deliver 6,000 kilos of fresh food packs from farmers to the City of Malabon.

Cherrie Atilano, Founding Farmer/President & CEO, AGREA and UN Ambassador for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement said, “The program originated from two initiatives: Move Food Initiative and Project Buy-ANIhan with Global Shapers Manila Hub, MasaHealthy and the Department of Agriculture Kadiwa Ani at Kita, but the initiative was in grave danger of not pushing through, and all the food packs going to waste because of the enhanced community quarantine that affected the entire Luzon. There was no one willing to deliver the food packs to Malabon so I went online to find anyone or any company willing.”