From happy hour to happy heroes: Food drive by Mimi & Bros feeds more than 10k health workers
Known as a restaurant and watering hole for young professionals and urbanites looking for bites and drinks after work hours in Bonifacio Global City, Mimi & Bros shifted its focus at the height of the quarantine to serving medical frontliners. Partnering with Frontline Feeders PH, the team mobilized food distribution to various hospitals in the metro and other neighboring cities. “The sacrifices of our frontliners are immeasurable. And as chefs and restaurateurs, the least we can do is to share our resources and skills in the kitchen to nourish their tired bodies. This is to show them how grateful we are for their work to save lives,” said Chef Edward Bugia, the Head of the F&B division of MFT Group of Companies, which owns Mimi & Bros. On July 7, the restaurant achieved its mission and finished at the count of 10,315 frontliners. They served hospitals including Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Cardinal Santos Hospital, Las Pinas General Hospital, Makati Medical Center, Medical Center Taguig, Philippine General Hospital, San Juan de Dios Hospital, St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, Sta Ana Hospital, UERM Memorial Hospital, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, and Victoriano Luna Hospital. Chef Ed also acknowledged the strict safety protocols his team implemented to make sure every meal was prepared safely. “As an F&B business, we made sure that we were well-equipped with proper hygiene and sanitation, so we want to put that into good use. Restaurants are also the best food source for frontliners -- quality wise,” he quipped.