by Jim Bea Sampaga
No one celebrates Christmas as early and extravagant as Filipinos. Our love for Christmas and the holidays is very evident with the amount of food we prepare for Noche Buena and Media Noche.
To add more Filipino goodness this holiday season, non-profit organization The Filipino Food Movement launched a food gift box fundraiser called Patikim: Sample The Goodness of the Philippines.
Proceeds from the gift boxes will support FFM’s projects and Gawad Kalinga’s Kusina ng Kalinga project. Based in the Philippines, Gawad Kalinga’s initiative aim to end hunger of Filipino.
There are three gift boxes to choose from: Pearl ($160), Gold ($85) and Silver ($60) editions.
The Pearl and Gold editions include 10 items. While the Silver edition has 7 items. These items vary from specialty Filipino snacks, seasonings and ingredients.
Some of the products inside the Patikim boxes include X-Roads Ilocano Asin, a white sea salt from the pure seawaters of Pangasinan; Mamasita’s Heirloom Rice Champorado – Balatinaw, a champorado starter pack; and Roni B’s Kalamansi Marmalade, a unique jam made of kalamansi and rum.
Pre-order is now available at filipinomovement.org. The prices are inclusive of shipping fee.