"Baon" is a Filipino word for packed meals prepared by parents for their kids to bring to school. Sadly, 10 out of 30 kids in the Philippines don't get the food they need every day. Since learning depends on good nutrition, these kids may never reach the same potential for learning as well-nourished kids. #ProjectBaon will ensure the provision of healthy meals to malnourished kids living in Sitio Dumpsite.
According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) report in 2015, 31.2% of Filipino children aged 5-10 are underweight and only 33.9% of Filipino households are food secure. Meaning two out of three households live in hunger or fear of starvation.
Reach Out Feed Philippines (ROFP) works with schools and poor communities in the Philippines to feed, nourish and empower children. We screen and identify malnourished children that belong to families with an income of less than P200 or $4/day. Sitio Dumpsite is one of the poor communities where we provide children with meals consisting of fortified rice, meat, vegetables, and fruits chosen to meet their nutritional needs.
Poor nutrition and health among schoolchildren contribute to the inefficiency of the educational system. Nutritional and health status are powerful influences on a child's learning and on how well a child performs in school. This project will provide daily and consistent nutritious meals to malnourished children at Sitio Dumpsite. We need your help as we try to assist these children so that they can reach their full potential for growth and learning.
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