News: Fila Manila x Project Barkada Collaboration

Fila Manila partners with Project Barkada to give back to the local AAPI / Filipino Community

Fila Manila, a Filipino food start up, announces a partnership to donate 100% of sales to Project Barkada for every simmer sauce sold at Whole Foods Market in Westbury, NY during the time period of  4/23 - 5/31.

NEW YORKApril 21, 2021 Fila Manila, a Filipino food start up that produces all natural and flavorful Filipino simmer sauces, today announced that they will be donating 100% of sales for the month of May to Project Barkada, a non-profit that focuses on supporting & uplifting the Filipino community. The initiative, part of Fila Manila’s larger mission to ignite Filipino cuisine and community, is a collaboration in response to recent attacks against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. 

For every jar of Fila Manila sold at our Whole Foods Market location in Westbury, NY from Friday, April 23 until Monday, May 31st, the company will donate 100% of sales—not just a portion of proceeds or profits, but 100% of total sales—to Project Barkada. This organization is based in the local NYC community and works to provide direct aid to front-line workers and people in need. Fila Manila is doing this to give back to the same community that inspired our products and mission, and because it is the right thing to do.   - jake

Learn more and shop our Simmer Sauce here

About Fila Manila: Fila Manila, a Filipino food start up founded by Jake Deleon, brings you authentic Filipino flavors in a jar. We produce simmer sauces and share homegrown recipes with a priority on health. All our sauces are vegan, naturally gluten-free & dairy-free, and include no artificial additives and preservatives. Fila Manila's mission is to ignite Filipino cuisine & culture through all natural and flavorful food. For more information, visit

About Project Barkada: Project Barkada was formed by Deirdre Levy, Joey Golja, and Lugao Kasberg in New York City, the epicenter of Covid-19 pandemic, during the Spring of 2020 as a way to help those in the community most at risk. Project Barkada works with local businesses to get food and drinks to front line healthcare providers and people in need.   They have delivered over 1,300 meals so far, spanning all five boroughs of New York City. We also deliver PPE, water, medicine, and other supplies as needed by folks. “Barkada” means group of friends in Tagalog, the main language of the Philippine Islands. For more information, visit