We believe that access to fresh and nutritious food is important part of improving children’s health. In the recent years, we have seen a rise in number of indigent households with poor diet quality. This has coincided with a dramatic fall in the cost of processed foods that are high in saturated fats, salt and sugar.There has been a slow but steady rise in the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables even those produced locally.
To provide some support to the families, we launched a Christmas Fruit Drive which aims to collect fruits that will be distributed to children around Sablayan. The first batch of fruits were distributed last week in Sitio Pianga. Around 150 young children, ages 1 -12 years old came with their parents to receive fruit bags containing apples, oranges and bananas. They were also given free masks as a part of our information campaign about COVID pandemic and education about simple ways to minimize the risk of infection. Children and parents were entertained by fun games and prizes during the activity.
Below are some pictures taken from the activity.