‘Mobile kitchen’ for poor seeks sponsors
Fr. Dari Dioquino, assistant priest at Immaculate Conception Parish in Marikina
MANILA – A social program that aims to deliver free meals for less fortunate people is looking for sponsors for the acquisition of a truck that would go around the metro to give away food packs.
About a fourth of the total price of the vehicle donated by generous individuals and groups is already in hand, shared Fr. Dari Dioquino, assistant priest at Immaculate Conception Parish in Marikina.
He pointed out that while the program requires more assistance, a number of food caterers have already confirmed that they will spare some of their supplies for the mobile kitchen. “Families who have more than enough can also share their food with the poor,” added the priest.
Originally conceptualized to deliver meals, the “mobile kusina” (kitchen) [on] some occasions would transform for other purposes as long as the less fortunate in the parish are concerned, said Dioquino.
The truck could also help deliver medical and dental health services to less fortunate people in the parish, he said. There are other suggestions like using the truck as a mobile library or a mobile movie house for kiddie shows, once a mobile screen is attached to the truck.
According to the priest, a bed could also be mounted in the truck for therapy outreaches for old people in the parish.
“The mobile kusina welcomes any suggestion and is willing to transform for any use that would benefit the poor,” Dioquino noted.
The parish is seeking for more assistance from individuals and groups to help realize the program, he added.
As a way to acknowledge companies helping the program, their business name or logo would be printed on the truck panel, said Dioquino. CBCPNews