Foodpanda has expanded its pandaTODA project with a new partnership with Pasig City after its introduction in Manila on May 11. The partnership with Pasig City will recruit and train 500 Pasigueño tricycle drivers to become Foodpanda partner riders and with the choice of continuing their engagement beyond ECQ.
The tech company initiated pandaTODA to help support thousands of tricycle drivers and their families in Metro Manila who lost their livelihood amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As we all know, we are in a health crisis right now and a lot of our kababayans are having a really hard time. One of the sectors that are really affected by this crisis is our tricycle drivers. In Pasig, we have over 13,000 tricycle drivers. All of them have been hit by this crisis and a lot of them don’t know where to get their next meal from. With the help of Foodpanda, we will be able to help hundreds of tricycle drivers who have no source of income right now,” said Pasig City mayor Vico Sotto.
“All the tricycle drivers who will be recruited will undergo training to ensure the highest standards of safety protocol and contactless delivery system. As part of the partnership, they will be provided with uniforms and thermo bags free of charge. We hope that with pandaTODA, we will be able to help ease their burden of providing for their families during this difficult time,” said Foodpanda Philippines managing director Daniel Marogy.
To support local businesses and the community, Foodpanda currently offers free delivery throughout May. Participating establishments include Jollibee, Pancake House, Max’s, Teriyaki Boy, Army Navy, TCapital, Opteamist, Mamita’s Inasal, and Muramen.