2 weeks San Isidro Labrador Parish in QC whips up hot meals for poor Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- In the time of the pandemic, Saturday is cooking day at the waiting area of San Isidro Labrador Parish Church in Quezon City. On one such morning in September, volunteer Pascual "Jun" Puno is alternately stirring two large steaming woks, while about a dozen others are preparing vegetables, tofu and chicken for cooking and tending to a cauldron of rice. They will pack the meals for distribution to informal-settler families on nearby Maunlad Street in time for lunch. The church began providing hot meals to poor communities in Barangay Pinyahan on May 6, at the height of ... more