VP Robredo offers ways to support small businesses and help struggling workers

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The strict lockdown will not be easy for many people, but we can do our part to help others, according to Vice President Leni Robredo.

In a Facebook post, Robredo shared that she orders her vegetables from a small business and social enterprise that helps farmers sell their produce to different areas.

She also offered ways by which people could help others.

They could buy their supplies from small businesses, she said.

They could also order food from small restaurants and carinderias.

Another way to help is to contribute to community pantries and adopt poor families whose heads cannot work during the lockdown by providing them with groceries or meals.

People could also donate bicycles they are no longer using to construction workers, security guards, and other blue collar workers who would otherwise spend a large part of their wages for transportation.

These are just some of the things people could do, she said.

Let’s do our part to help others!

“Ordered my vegetables today from Veggies for Good and got this letter included in the delivery.

We can do our share during the ECQ by:

1. Buying our supplies from small businesses;

2. Ordering delivery or take out from small restaurants or carenderias instead of cooking at home;

3. Contributing to community pantries;

4. Adopting poor families whose heads cannot work during ECQ and will not be receiving any pay (buy them groceries, send them hot meals, etc);

5. If you have bicycles you are no longer using, you can give them to construction workers, security guards, other blue collar workers, who need to walk very far or who spend a large chunk of their daily wage for transportation expenses.

There are still a lot of other things you can do to help,” Robredo posted.