Fourteen barangays of Bacolod City received 1,000 grocery packs from 7-Eleven, an international chain of convenience stores, through its PhilSeven Foundation, at rites at the Bacolod City Government Center recently.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia received the grocery packs, on behalf of the city, in a ceremonial turnover at the BCGC lobby. The grocery packs were then turned over to the barangay captains for distribution to charitable institutions and beneficiary families, a press release from the city said.
The recipient barangays were 17, 18, 30, 31, Alangilan, Alijis, Banago, Cabug, Felisa, Granada, Mansilingan, Sum-ag, Taculing, and Tangub.
Leonardia said the grocery items will be highly appreciated by the beneficiaries.
“It will matter to 1,000 families in Bacolod,” he said.
The grocery packs were turned over by 7-Eleven Visayas 4 executives, namely, district manager Luz Almazan, operations field consultant, Wella Perez, area manager Jed Senining, and Kennyveb Casabuena – chilled oversight manager of Convenience Distribution Incorporation (711 Logistic).
The ceremony was attended by executive assistants Butch Soliguen and Cheryl Tortal, Department of Social Services and Development head Pacita Tero, and barangay captains.
Bacolod City was chosen by the participants of 7-Eleven’s “Christmas Virtual Run 2020 for A Cause” as one of their LGU-beneficiaries.
“Virtual Run” participants are given a chance to vote for their chosen LGU where they will donate their gift packs.
The focus of the Run Series this year are the less fortunate families of LGUs, who will be given at least one gift pack of P500 worth of groceries.
“For the people of Bacolod, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to share our blessings to you,” Almazan said.
Since the start of 7-Eleven’s Run Series, part of the proceeds has been donated to PhilSeven Foundation Inc. to support its CSR programs through the years, the press release added.*