DSWD Supplemental Feeding Program to benefit 150,000 day care children in Metro Manila
At least 150,000 day care children from the 1,804 day care centers in Metro Manila will benefit from the Supplemental Feeding Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
DSWD-NCR Assistant Regional Director Patricia B. Luna said that through this supplemental feeding, the day care children enrolled in day care centers shall be provided with regular meals which shall be served during their break time for five days in a week for a period of three months.
“The feeding program will start this October and will last until December of this year. This shall be managed by the parents of day care children based on the prepared cycle menu by our nutritionist,” Director Luna explained.
Director Luna added that before the feeding program, the children shall undergo de-worming and weighing by the barangay health workers.
In the launching of the program on September 28, 2010, led by DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman, held at Paraiso ng Batang Maynila covered court, she stressed the importance of the feeding program in the achievement of the country’s commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, Congressman Amado Bagatsing of District 5, Manila and other city officials were also present to grace the launching of the program
Meanwhile, to promote the government’s accountability and transparency in all of its projects, the DSWD has partnered with AIR 21, a freight and cargo forwarding service which will facilitate the transfer of sacks of rice from DSWD-National Resource and Operation Center to DSWD Field Office warehouse. This partnership allows the public to easily track or monitor the delivery of rice through its barcode mechanism. ###