FBM Foundation and Pangarap Foundation have joined forces and organized a Feeding Program initiative on November 30 in the Paliparan Dasmariñas Cavite Facility in the Philippines. During the national holiday Bonifacio Day, 15 volunteers distributed food, groceries, and cleaning supplies to over 100 youngsters in unfavorable situations.
Vítor Francisco, Director of FBM Foundation, said: "To implement nationally appropriate social, economic, and instruction measures in the city’s poorest barangays is crucial for the further development of the region, as well as for the empowerment of the young population who live in areas with high poverty incidences."
With a population of over 700 thousand people, Dasmariñas is the largest city in Cavite, Philippines in terms of area and population. Its fast-growing speed over the last decades, combined with the Covid-19 impact in recent years, has left hundreds of communities in delicate conditions and without the educational resources to overcome these difficulties, notes FBM.
Feeding Programs such as the FBM Foundation and Pangarap Foundation's latest one strive to battle these obstacles by providing Filipinos' most vulnerable groups with the nutrition they need to go about their daily lives. The program launched on November 30, and its aim was to provide underprivileged children with food and hygiene goods.
15 FBM Foundation volunteers distributed grocery items to Pangarap Foundation containing rice, eggs, lentils, powdered milk, cheesecake, rebisco sandwiches, orange juice, and vitamins. The organization also received other condiments to help prepare the children’s daily meals, including cooking oil, vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, catsup, oyster sauce, Iodized and rock salt, sugar, and black pepper.
The volunteers also offered cleaning supplies such as dishwashing liquid, scrub sponges, multi-insect killers, detergent anti-bacterial powder, mops, and ethyl alcohol to maintain the hygiene and sanitation of the spaces in which the food is prepared, therefore helping prevent environmental diseases among the child beneficiaries.
"Fighting malnutrition has always been a priority for the FBM Foundation, and the Dasmariñas Cavite region in the Philippines was at the top of the list in this area of action," the group stated in a press release.