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KNK Marawi supports rebuilding efforts one meal at a time
The almost 6-month long Marawi Siege in 2017, which displaced about 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and stay at temporary shelters outside the city. And it caused trauma in some of the children.
A month into the siege, GK in partnership with DepED and ARMM established the Kusina ng Kalinga kitchen at the evacuation center in Saguiaran, Lanao Del Sur where Kitchen volunteers prepare 1,000 nutritious meals for the kids to be served at their makeshift classroom tents.
In January 2018, Seafood City has funded the Kusina ng Kalinga Kitchen established inside Marawi. Every day the children would excitedly go to school looking forward to the nutritious meal that had given them comfort all throughout the siege. To them, it was a symbol of hope that they are cared for.
And indeed, they are. Despite the Covid Pandemic. the kitchen volunteers, which includes parents and military men would tirelessly travel 2-3 hours to deliver the vegetable packs to the children’s families in various community. They are ordinary people who have found a higher purpose in helping the children of Marawi recover and build a better future.
Beyond feeding the children, KNK also provides a sustainable livelihood for the farmers by purchasing the local produce to be included in the vegetable packs being distributed to the families.
With peace restored, hope prevails because there is a community that care enough that share whatever resources in the spirit of Bayanihan to ensure that no child will be left hungry on their watch.
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