Fairplay Coronavirus Update 9: Lockdown Easing, Restrictions Still in Place

It is the 8th week of distribution as Fairplay continues to provide food packs for 104 families in our programs. That means roughly 500 people have food security during these uncertain times.

Once again, we thank our supporters for helping us make this possible and for supporting our work.

This week the families received:


  • 5kg of rice
  • 1kg of monggo
  • 1kg of carrot
  • 1kg of sayote
  • 1kg of cabbage
  • 1/2kg of string beans


Lockdown Easing, Restrictions in Place

After just over two months under lockdown, the end is in sight. Metro Manila remains under lockdown, but a general community quarantine has been announced and means restrictions will gradually lift.

It is still a bit confusing as government announcements remain unclear as to exactly what will be allowed and when. We will be assessing when the family food packs will be able to stop, and more normal operations can resume at Fairplay. As people gradually begin going back to work, or find new work, the need for family food packs will be lessened.

In the near future, we will also be able to reopen the Fairplay Café and conduct all nutritional services through the Café again. We can also show some of the new dishes and products that the Fairplay Café has been experimenting with. For this week, our distributing staff were able to try the latest version of our tofu burgers, on homemade buns, and adobo with tausi (black beans) and our very own gluten mock meat – made by hand from flour for a cheaper and healthier alternative.

Our Fairplay scholars have also been working on the 4th issue of The Payatas Paper. You can sign up for the mailing list here to get the short student newspaper sent to your inbox and hear their stories each week. Click on the cover below to read the latest issue.


We will announce more next week as the situation becomes clearer. Until then, stay safe and take care of yourself. And if you are able, take care of someone else.


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