The Davao City Government has acquired three more vehicles to be used to deliver food assistance to communities, especially during times of disasters and emergencies.
The new “Kusina ng Bayan” vehicles were deployed to the Barangay Cultural Communities and Affairs Division (BCCAD) of the Office of the City Mayor.
Currently, the city government has two other mobile kitchens under the City Social Services and Development Office.
The brand new vehicles were presented during Monday’s regular flag ceremony.
Jose Ong, the head of BCCAD, said the three new Hyundai H100 units will boost the “Kusina ng Bayan” program.
“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”, Ong said in an interview.
Ong said with the vehicles, 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 LGU spent P3.3 million for the vehicles.
The Kusina ng Bayan program was launched last year to serve food to calamity victims. CIO