The Filipino American supermarket chain Island Pacific Supermarket has partnered with the Pilipino Workers Center, as part of their Care Box Program to distribute food essentials to human trafficking survivors living in the US.
The Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Historic Filipino Town and is committed to serving the Filipino and immigrant community during this time of crisis – elderly folks, parents with young children, workers who have recently lost their jobs and other members of the community who most feel the economic and physical effects of COVID-19. In partnership with Island Pacific Seafood Market, free PWC Care Boxes will provide food and other essentials to families in current need. The PWC Care Boxes will be allocated to human trafficking survivors as far as New Mexico, North Dakota, Hawaii, Florida, Nevada, Wyoming and more.
Island Pacific Founder Nino Lim was able to request assistance from some of the major Asian food manufacturers like San Miguel Foods, SABA Sardines and Hobe Bihon. San Miguel Foods is one of the largest food companies in Asia. The corporation has donated plenty of Canned Corned Beef and Canned Tuna to help the PWC Care Boxes initiatives.
In a statement from Island Pacific Supermarket: “Socially responsible companies like San Miguel Foods, under the leadership of its President and CEO Ramon S. Ang, exemplify putting people before profit by not only donating to the PWC Care Box program in partnership with Island Pacific, but also lowering their prices at the grocery stores to make sure that retailers pass the savings on to the community. Companies such as San Miguel Foods are worthy of praise and recognition, particularly during a period when other businesses have instead increased their prices and taken advantage of the strong demand of the public for basic commodities.”
Island Pacific Supermarket has 16 locations serving the communities in California and Las Vegas.