FAIRPLAY for All Foundation recently started relief operations in Payatas in Quezon City, with weekly food packages delivered to poor families.
Roy Moore, executive director of the foundation who is also the Payatas FC coach, said that it had delivered food packages to 60 families, feeding between 200 and 300 people for the week.
"With the kind support also added by others, we will be expanding the relief operations to families with children involved in our sports programs, though who are not Fairplay scholars or applicants with us yet. These families have had little or no support and are going hungry now, and so the timing will be especially helpful for them," said Moore.
The food packages include five kilos of rice, a kilo of monggo and four kilos of assorted vegetables.
"We will continue to deliver these every Tuesday and the packages will be similar each week, though may include different vegetables and fruits, as prices wildly fluctuate at the market right now," said Moore.
With the continued enhanced community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fairplay for All Foundation's sports sessions, tutorials, and social clubs remains suspended until further notice.
Moore, however, has few ideas of other things that the foundation can do with scholars in the meantime, with the Luzon lockdown still in effect.
"We continue to distribute the educational allowances for our scholars, under the knowledge that during this time they are to support the basic needs of the family," said Moore.
"Given the situation, all sponsorship of this kind will temporarily be provided to the families for their basic needs under the lockdown. Once the lockdown is lifted, their sponsorships will go back to normal too," he added.