MANILA, PHILIPPINES — In light of recent Typhoon Odette (Rai), McDonald’s Philippines, through its charity of choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), has committed to serve 20,000 meals for communities affected by the super typhoon through their McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen program.
In partnership with Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the Naval Reserve Command Multi-Sectoral Linkaging Committee, Air Asia, Philippine Airlines, and Coca-Cola, McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen will be able to reach and serve affected communities. McDonald’s franchisees in said areas are also mobilizing to provide meals.
“In the aftermath of Typhoon Odette, it is devastating to see the damage it has brought to the lives and livelihood of our kababayans, especially during this Christmas season. Now more than ever, we all need to work together to provide them with relief and help them rebuild. At McDonald’s, we are always guided by our core value of malasakit, and our immediate response is our commitment to serve 20,000 meals. We will continue to work with our partners both in the private and public sector for other opportunities to extend assistance to the hard-hit areas of Typhoon Odette,” said Kenneth S. Yang, McDonald’s Philippines President and CEO and RMHC President.
For those who wish to donate, bank deposits can be made through the following RMHC Bank Accounts:
Account Name: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philippines, Inc.
- Metrobank Account Number: CA #347-7-34755805-9
- BPI Account Number: CA #3021-4107-47
- BDO Account Number: CA #01-7080-12767
Donations can also be made through McDonald’s stores nationwide via BPI or GCash QR code or by visiting rmhc.org.ph.
The Kindness Kitchen is a program of RMHC, which aims to serve meals to those in need – affected communities, medical health workers, and other frontliners like the police, LGU volunteers, and government agencies; and extend help to the different marginalized sectors without access to food. Since it began operations in 2020, McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen has served over 550,00 meals.