Just when you thought that our newly-appointed Mister Supranational Philippines 2021 John Adajar is all brains, brawns and good looks, think again. Beneath the MMA Fighter persona and pageant-bound features, he actually has a soft spot for the poor and underprivileged. And in his beloved home city of San Pablo in Laguna, he joined hands with other youth leaders in coming up with a food-feeding initiative project called #HapagKainan.
Started since 2019 even before the global pandemic hit the Philippines, Hapag Kainan (Dining Table) is visually a small customized vehicle with detachable tables. This mode of transportation is driven around the city and makes stops in key areas where they encourage people to approach and give them bowls of food (and other types of meal) to ease their (often-postponed) hunger.
The group practices a strict protocol never to touch their bowls for health and safety reasons. This charitable move is done 3x a week. And last year alone, they were able to feed 70,000 families. This 2021, the target is 100,000 families. In the eyes of some, this may look like a small initiative. But these good souls are just happy to help especially in the midst of a crisis.