MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte,(PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through Pnoy’s Supplemental Feeding Program allocated funds to benefit at least 1,600 day care children throughout Maasin City.
A continuous program of the Aquino administration, the supplemental feeding will feed 120 days starting on the 1st week of January 2015, City Social Welfare Focal Person Fe Nida Sy informed.
“Around P10.00 per day is allocated for every day care child per day for 1 meal. There are 72 Day Care Centers throughout Maasin City with a Day Care Worker each center, she added.
A one kilo rice for every 10 children is also allocated for every feeding, Sy reported further.
The menu for the feeding is prepared by the DSWD Regional Office 8 basing on the availability of the products here in the locality. “The parents of the day care children will be the one to prepare the food on a scheduled basis, while the parents will also handle the cooking materials as their counterpart, Sy said.
It was learned that DSWD-8 also supplied cooking materials during the start of the supplemental feeding such as frying pans, cooking pots, glasses, spoons and forks to each day care center.
As of this writing, goods such as vegetables, macaroni, fish, meats, chicken, eggs, “tanghon” and “bihon”, to name a few, that were delivered by the supplier starting last week were already taken by each day care worker of the barangays in the locality.
The Pnoy supplemental feeding was a separate feeding aside from the regular feeding conducted yearly by LGU-Maasin City to malnourished children identified by the City Health Units 1, 2 and 3, Sy informed. (ajc/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)