HER aunt owned a bakery, and made loaves of bread. Her father cooked pancit. And knowing that the simplest acts can keep spirits up in the midst of the pandemic, Rachel Anne Daquis helped pack and distribute the food.
This Holy Week, the Cignal HD Spikers star and her family prepared snacks for the street security personnel in Taytay and Antipolo, Rizal.
“Nagtulong-tulong kami ng family ko para sa small help,” she told SPIN Life. “A little kindness goes a long way.”
The veteran volleybelle shared that the food handed out were personally baked and cooked by her family members. After making the packed meals, Rachel and her team went out on the streets, roaming around the locale on a van to give out the food to the enforcers manning the checkpoints.
“[Namigay kami] sa mga frontliners sa checkpoints. Nakabilad sila sa araw, and nakatayo buong araw, need nila food para hindi sila magkasakit. Para makapag-merienda naman, mainit na tinapay, pancit, and drinks,” she said.
The 5-foot-10 athlete also shared that she’s planning to conduct free online fitness classes to keep her fans’ overall well-being healthy despite the lockdown.
“Being active has been shown to many health benefits, both physically and mentally. Engaging in regular physical activity can increase your energy levels, and improve your mood and reduce stress and anxiety,” she explained.