Gota’s Meal Donations and Deliveries to Medical Frontliners During Lockdown

Just one of the hundreds of boxes of prepared meals for medical frontliners, distributed across ten delivery runs

As the country and the rest of the world continue to be buffeted by COVID-19 and all its implications, Gota de Leche continues to do what it does best: spread the milk of human kindness. To do so without ceasing, the institution has sought (and continues to seek) partnerships with like-minded individuals and groups in order to carry out Gota’s vision-mission: to continue to promote the health and well-being of children and mothers which is vital to the overall well-being of society.

The past couple of months saw Gota de Leche furthering its commitment beyond the beneficiaries in Manila. With the unwavering support and help of generous donors and benefactors who have stood by Gota de Leche’s projects through thick and thin, we were also able to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to medical frontliners in different hospitals all over Metro Manila.

Doctors from the EAMC OPD receive the prepared meals we cooked and packed for them

The doctors and other medical frontliners made sure to share the meals with the rest of the hospital staff, who received them with much gratitude. We, in turn, are awed at how everyone shared what little we can give them to others.

Grateful EAMC staff with their packed nutritious meals

Despite the extreme limitations on our mobility and resources – and because of our partners’ faith in Gota de Leche – we managed to bring almost 600 cooked meals with desserts to frontliners and health workers in East Avenue Medical Center, Quirino MMC, Fabella Medical Center, and PGH. Apart from that, we also were able to distribute food supplies for children and mothers in three barangays in QC, as well as to homeless people in Manila.

Nutritious meals for medical frontliners

This endeavor wouldn’t have been made possible without help from our friends and donors, who donated in cash and in-kind, as well as various means of support in logistics and facilitation. We would like to thank the following:

For their cash donations:

Quota International Cebu

Gina Zamora Cowell and family

Sandra Castro Baker

Marissa Pablo Durr

Project KI.d.s

Ani de Leon Brown

Olga Sarabia

Atty. Mika Sarmiento

Rogie Amado

For their food and in-kind donations:

Donna Carlota Gonzales (The Cookie Baker)

Mia Garcia

Vitamin Angels

Sinag de Leon

International Christian Ministry (ICM)

Tin Garcia and Inigo de Paula

For volunteering their time, resources, and efforts:

Arch Paolo Grijalvo

Nana Luz

Raya Amado

Dakila de Leon

To all of you who keep opening their hearts to help others, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!