A total of 100 children in the town of Infanta, Quezon began receiving free meals as part of the Mega Bigay Sustansya program of the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation and the Reach Out and Feed Philippines, Inc. (ROFP) starting July 4.
Ninety seven of these children are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program who are four to 12 years and have been identified to be in need of nutrition interventions based on the Department’s social welfare and development indicator assessment and the pre-screening conducted by the rural health unit.
These children are from Brgys. Dinahican, Binulasan and Libjo in the town of Infanta. The town is chosen as recipient of the program in the region based on the National Nutrition Council’s data on malnutrition incidence in 2021.
The Mega Bigay Sustansya Program is part of the corporate social responsibility programs of Mega Global implemented through the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation and its partner, ROFP. Last June 28, both NGOs signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the DSWD for the implementation of the said program in the municipality.
The program, which will run for 120 days, will provide one lunch meal and take home snack per day for six days a week to the identified beneficiaries. Aside from the feeding, parents and guardians of these children will also be provided workshops on healthy food preparation and budgeting among others. [with reports from AALeonor]***