This program aims to provide nutritious meals for malnourished kids this summer and create for them a venue to utilize their school vacation where they can be nourished, play, socialize and interact with other kids and learn from their volunteer teachers instead of resorting to other unproductive or dangerous activities that might harm them.
School vacation has come, school-based feeding programs by the government are on a break and kids belonging to poor families are at risk of child labor, with their parents counting on them to help in earning money. That being said, these children are prone to exploitation, hunger and malnutrition since the priority of these families is their daily survival. Daily survival includes putting food on their tables but sadly in the process, the children's health and well-being are also at risk
The program will provide healthy meals to kids in 17 locations across the Philippines from April to May (school vacation period). Aside from providing nutritious meals for the kids, activities like storytelling and workshops will be held too so the kids will spend their time learning, socializing and having fun throughout their vacation.
We envisioned to be a part of the solution to the national crisis of malnutrition in the Philippines. Through our feeding and nourishment programs, we provide supplemental meals to malnourished children. Summer Meals will provide nutritious meals to malnourished children in 17 poor communities in the Philippines. We need your help as we try to assist these children so that they can reach their full potential for growth and learning.