Potato Corner, a prominent name in the Philippine snack industry, has joined forces with community development organization Gawad Kalinga (GK) to introduce a new snack innovation – Harvest Chips.
This collaboration not only offers a delectable treat but also supports local farmers and sustainable agricultural practices.
Harvest Chips are the result of utilizing locally sourced potatoes from Benguet farmers. These potatoes are meticulously transformed into chips at Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan, a statement from the potato maker said.
The partnership not only promotes locally grown produce but also highlights the importance of responsible food production.
Luis Oquiñena, chairman of Gawad Kalinga, emphasizes the potential of the Potato Corner partnership in establishing sustainable livelihoods for marginalized farmers. Harvest Chips serve as a channel to create opportunities for economic progress among these communities.
Harvest Chips, the latest offering from Potato Corner, is currently available for a limited time in Metro Manila, Rizal, and select kiosks across Luzon and Cebu.
With a price tag of only P99, consumers can relish these chips while contributing to the betterment of local farming communities.
From Cart to Chain
Potato Corner’s journey began modestly as a food cart in 1992. Over the years, it has blossomed into one of the Philippines’ largest kiosk-based chains.
The acquisition by Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Incorporated in 2022 marked a significant milestone in the company’s evolution.
Vicente Gregorio, president and CEO of Shakey’s Pizza, envisions a brighter future for Filipino potato farmers through the Harvest Chips initiative.
Gregorio expresses optimism that the collaboration, combined with Gawad Kalinga’s platform, will enhance farmers’ incomes and leave a positive imprint on their lives.