Food relief operations are among the initiatives of the Philippine Cooperative Center (PCC) in partnership with other cooperatives in the wake of the present crisis. Under this initiative, PCC seeks to help the farmer groups/farmer coops sell their produce, particularly those that they are overstocked on and the intended recipients are the needy coop communities in NCR and nearby provinces.
Last May 15, 2020, the Philippine Cooperative Center organized a relief operation for the victims of fire in Tondo, Manila and cooperatives in need. The relief goods contained rice and various vegetables such as carrots, potato, sayote, raddish and cabbage. The purchase of said vegetables was an arrangement with farmers and LGUs to help the farmers of La Trinidad, Benguet sell their vegetables to be able to earn during the quarantine. A total of 2,265 families from different Cities were given relief goods.
The first beneficiary of the Relief operations was the Tondo Forshore Market Vendors Development Cooperative (TOMVEDCO). TOMVEDCO repacked and distributed the goods to 2,000 families displaced by fire in Tondo, Manila.
The second beneficiary was LEARN Network Multipurpose Cooperative . The MEMBERS also
Page 2 of 2 COOPERATIVES’ RELIEF OPERATIONS FOR NCR COOPERATIVES received goods for the 164 Families of the said Cooperative.
The last beneficiary was Kooperatiba ng mga Manggagawa sa Caloocan (KMC). They also received the relief packs for the 101 Families of the affected employees due to the Pandemic (Covid-19).
Special thanks to Mr. Pablo Mangahas & TOMVEDCO Employees; Ms. Maia D. Montenegro & LEARN Network Multipurpose Cooperative Employees and Ms. Juliet Deliva &KMC Officers for repacking and distributing the Relief goods. The relief operations were made possible through the donations from the following cooperatives:
1 Cooperative Insurance System of the Philippines (1CISP), CLIMBS Life and General Insurance
Cooperative (CLIMBS), Novaliches Development Cooperative (NOVADECI), San Dionisio Credit
Cooperative (SDCC), Barangka Credit Cooperative (BCC), Metro South Cooperative
Bank (MSCB), MASS-SPECC Development Cooperative (MASS-SPECC), Bohol Diocesan Multipurpose
Cooperative (BDMPC), the Union of Catholic Church-Based Cooperatives (UCC) and the Philippine
Cooperative Center (PCC), in partnership with the National Cooperative Marketing Federation (NCMF).