#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!

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#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
#ProjectBaon: School Meals for 300 Filipino Kids!
Preschoolers from Brgy. Tarece Day Care Center
Preschoolers from Brgy. Tarece Day Care Center

In the beginning of October a new #ProjectBaon program started in Tarece Day Care Center, San Carlos City (North Luzon) with 58 preschoolers and before the end of the same month Sitio Dumpsite Antipolo City (National Capital Region area) started another #ProjectBaon with 35 particapating children. 

 

The beneficiaries from the Day Care Center are indigents which means these kids are from the poorest families in the area. They were so thankful that their kids were chosen to be a part of the program. 

 

The newest location was Sitio Dumpsite. The place was once a garbage dump but because of complaints from neighbor areas they stopped dumping garbage in the area. This was one place in Antipolo where we found JC Rado. We have been doing a regular outreach program (Saturday Feeding Program) in this area for quite sometime but we have never seen JC. Then one day when we are on search to find new beneficiaries in the community, doing house to house to check if there are undernourished kids, we found JC. He is so thin that he cannot walk on his own. He is 11 years old but weighs only 9.1 kilos which is the normal weight of a 20-month old baby. JC lost his father some time ago and his mother and step father collects plastic bottles and other junks to earn a living. They lack food that sometimes he will only eat rice soaked in coffee just to survive the day. Our hearts dropped as we hear his story. JC cannot come to the Feeding location so we decided to bring food to his house so he can eat a proper meal. Then a week after, to our surprise, JC came to the location walking with the help of her mother. In a week, JC weighs 10.15 kilos, he gained more than 1 kilo in a week! We are all satisfied with the result. This is only the result of a once a day feeding program that we do. 

 

There are more children like JC that needs people who will really care for them and we know that each one of us have something to contribute to stand and fight malnutrition. Thank you so much for all your support to us as we feed, nourish and empower. We can all make a difference!

This is JC from Sitio Dumpsite
This is JC from Sitio Dumpsite
JC
JC's house from the outside
JC
JC's house situation
This is how JC is doing at the moment
This is how JC is doing at the moment
Ready to serve Arozcaldo with boiled egg
Ready to serve Arozcaldo with boiled egg

#ProjectBaon have served over 4,570 meals to undernourished kids in schools, churches, hospital and in the poor communities in the last 8 months.

We also have 3 new locations in the Central and Southern part of the country. This area in 2013 was devastated by typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda in the Philippines), so many people have lost their houses, properties and they even lost those who are dear to them. Last July from the Visayas Region, we got to start a new location in Tacloban City. We hope to feed more children in this area and help build their place again by reaching out to the future of the community - the children.

Matthew, 6 years old from Tacloban City is from a very poor family background. With 14 children in his family, no doubt he didn't get enough from the food served on their table. He is second to the last child and the parents said he is having a hard time with comprehension. Since July, he has gained some weight. The coordinator from Tacloban also his parents said that they have seen some changes in him over the last months. He became more attentive to teachers and learning more and more to follow instructions. 

Trento Agusan del Sur and Kitaotao Bukidnon is in Mindanao region. These 2 communities were so excited that the program have reached them. Both started this month and they were so happy and looking forward to see the result of the kids being nourished.

Lorena and Bobby Linggan of Kitaotao Bukidnon have been desiring to start a feeding program in their community. There are about 100 kids in their location and more than half of them are suffering from poor nutrition. They are reaching out to a tribal group called Matigsalog and they were overwhelmed when Reach Out Feed Philippines reached their place. They have launched their first feeding program last August 4th.

Currently we are feeding about 400 children on a weekly basis. We are grateful for all the support towards Reach Out Feed Philippines!

Feeding at Tacloban City
Feeding at Tacloban City
Ready to eat! (Little boy from Agusan)
Ready to eat! (Little boy from Agusan)
Bobby and Lorena of Kitaotao Bukidnon
Bobby and Lorena of Kitaotao Bukidnon
Matthew from Tacloban City
Matthew from Tacloban City
Kids enjoying a good meal
Kids enjoying a good meal

Dear Friends and Partners, 

 

March, April and May are the busy summer months in the country! The school kids ended their classes in the end of March and will start again in June.

There are several kids summer camps happened with the help of Reach Out & Feed Philippines in Pangasinan (North Luzon) and in Antipolo and Taytay area (National Capital Region/NCR). It was a 5 day program full of games, stories and good meals.

We are giving about 400 meals on a weekly basis, a total of 1600 meals in a month in all our 11 locations from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. 

In May, we also have visited a hospital that offers free check up and medical help for the poor community in Buda (Davao Region). There are about 150 people coming to take their chance for free medical help. One department from this hospital have worked with under noursihed kids before and they are very excited to hear about the feeding program we are doing.

 



With a heartfelt thanks,

Team Reach Out Feed Philippines

 

Our enthusiastic teacher and energetic kids
Our enthusiastic teacher and energetic kids
Nutritious meal
Nutritious meal
Hospital Visit
Hospital Visit
2018 beneficiaries
2018 beneficiaries

Dear Friends and Partners,

Here's a quick look at the impact of your donations last 2017 :

  • Number of Meals of Served : 3,146
  • Number of Children Served : 2,547
  • Number of Parents served : 209 ( Those who accompany their children to Feeding Activities) 
The figures above were from five different Feeding Stations  in the Philippines as below : 
  • Purok 6, Brgy. Tarece San Carlos City Pangasinan -Average # of Kids : 25-30**
  • Maharlika Creekside Brgy.Dolores Taytay Rizal -Average # of Kids : 35-40
  • Samal Island , Davao del Norte- 50 kids 
  • Brgy. Los Amigos, Tugbok District Davao City- 22 kids 
  • RRD Brgy. Los Amigos, Tugbok District Davao City- 22 kids 

**Refers the the average number of kids present for every feeding activity or is signed up in the program

Now, are you ready for this ? From five feeding stations in 2017, we are happy to inform you that we have expanded our reach to 11 initial Feeding stations (and still growing) this 2018! 

We are excited to share with you the new Feeding Stations for #ProjectBaon 2018 , where we will serve hot and nutritious meals to undernourished kids every week :

  1. Brgy. Coliling, Pangasinan
  2. Brgy. Tarece Pangasinan
  3. Bahay Kalinga, Antipolo - a center for CICL kids (Children in Conflict with the Law)
  4. Sta. Lucia, Cainta, street kids 
  5. Sitio Dumpsite, Antipolo
  6. Sitio Bababa, Antipolo
  7. Sitio Batong Dalig, Taytay
  8. Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod- Visayas region
  9. Libertad Public Market, Bacolod, Visayas region
  10. Brgy. Calumanggan Negros, Occidental,Visayas region
  11. Serafin, Davao City, Mindanao region

If you have noticed, we have increased our locations in the Visayas and Mindanao area, where magnitude and severity of malnutrition ranges from High - Very High, based on a survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Philippines (prevalence of Stunting from 61-120 months children of 5-10 yrs from 2015)  .

Together with your partnership, we are looking forward to make a lasting impact in the lives of almost 400 undernourished kids this year. We continue to serve school age kids, ages 4-12 years old. These are kids belonging to mostly indigent families, and we have families literally living in dump sites. Some of these kids would have only 1 meal in a day, and would feed on only instant noodles and rice. The fathers are construction workers and do not have regular work. Mothers do laundry to earn money or selling vegetables. Some of the children are being raised by single mothers, while  some of the couples are very young and yet have many children.

We will share more of the condition of each benefiary in suceeding reports. For now, we'd like to share some of the photos from our #ProjectBaon launch taken earlier this month for the year 2018.

Aside from the meal ingredients , here are the needs we are specifically praying to be met this year :

1. Tables and chairs for the Feeding locations

2. Tents

3. Teaching materials 

4. A medical team - who can go with us at least on a monthly basis to the communities to check on the health conditions of the children

5. Proper lunchboxes and cooking utensils

6. Regular supply of vitamins and supplements for the kids.

7. Vehicle - to aid in the delivery of meals to communities where it is not conducive to prepare the meals in the area

From all of us at Reach Out and Feed Philippines, we THANK YOU all for your wonderful partnership and believing with us that these kids deserve a better chance in their future.

 

Sincerely, 

Dawn + Feed Philippines team 

 

 

 

 

 

Pangasinan Launch
Pangasinan Launch
Cainta Launch
Cainta Launch
Sitio Dumpsite Antipolo launch
Sitio Dumpsite Antipolo launch
Sitio Banaba Antipolo launch
Sitio Banaba Antipolo launch
Brgy Mandalagan Bacolod launch
Brgy Mandalagan Bacolod launch
Bahay Kalinga Antipolo launch
Bahay Kalinga Antipolo launch
Mary (before)
Mary (before)

 

Dear friends and partners,

2017 has been so good to us. We were able to open new feeding stations, partner with different organizations and individuals to create more awareness on malnutrition, get a lot of training to improve our services  and most importantly, see improvements on the nutritional status of our beneficiaries. Here are some of the beneficiaries of #projectbaon and how they have improved overtime.

 

At the beginning of the feeding program, Mary (not her real name)he cries a lot, she walks very slow, smiles very little and looks like she's in pain. She's severely malnourished. She was almost 4 years old and she only weighs 8.1 kg the first time we weigh her.

After several weeks we have seen how she's changing. She started saying "bye bye" to us after every feeding. It's a big change from not talking to saying some simple words like that. We have seen her smile often too and the mother who was pregnant that time was very happy to the progress she's sees from her daughter.

Small little girl she might be but she eats a lot during the feeding. She loves the manna rice and the soup.  She loves all the food that's being served.

Now, she even likes coming to the program with a bag pack.

Lindy (not her real name) is an eldest daughter. She has 2 siblings. Her father is a tricycle driver and her mother is a housewife. They live in a small community with lots of kids. She’s a grade 3 honor student. She’s very smart and excels in school. The first time  we met her she really wants to join the program. She was included on the first batch this year. She really enjoys the food that we serve especially the rice (Manna Pack) and the Lumpia (Mix Vegetables). She loves dancing and hearing wonderful stories. She has an initiative on helping others, she has a compassionate heart.

 One time after our feeding program she came to me and asked if we still have a leftover food so she could bring it to her family because she wanted also for her siblings to eat what she had. She cares so much for her family. Her parents are very supportive also in order for her to finish the program. Right now Lindsey passed the normal weight and an active member of our Sunday School.

Heart (not her real name) is the youngest in the family. At first she was skinny, sickly and was always carried by her mom. She seldom joins activities. After a few months changes have happenned. She eats a lot, has become energetic, starts to talk to us and joins activities. With more health interventions, we hope Heart will reach her normal nutrition status.

We’d love to tell you more champion stories on our next posts!

As we say goodbye to 2017 and joyously welcome 2018, we hope that you will continue to work with us to end the cycle of malnutrition. 

 

With a heartfelt thanks,

Team Reach Out Feed Philippines

Mary (now)
Mary (now)
Lindy
Lindy
Heart
Heart
 

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Location: Quezon City - Philippines
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Dawn Cabigon
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