Onyx Crisologo welcomes approval of bill for donating unsold food to charity
Quezon City Rep. Onyx Crisologo is elated by the approval of the House of Representatives on third and final reading of a bill requiring food establishments to donate their unsold and safe to eat products for disposal to different charitable institutions.
Crisologo said House Bill No. 7956 pushes for the proper utilization of all available resources in the country by prohibiting food establishments from disposing food that are still fit for human consumption and mandating these businesses to channel their unsold products to charitable institutions that need them.
The lawmaker, who co-authored the bill, noted that in a survey conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS) poll, approximately 2.3 million Filipino families experienced hunger in the first quarter of 2019.
Crisologo said the bill could help address the issue of hunger, considering the number of families suffering from it remains high.