Together, we have been able to serve more than 4000 meals to at least 200 kids of Sitio Dumpsite from the month of May till today. Thank you, donors!
The Sitio Dumpsite community has been struggling more than ever since COVID-19 hit the Philippines. Because of the lockdown and businesses being closed, many parents lost their jobs. Some families have been eating only twice a day. Parents text message our coordinator to ask about available food packs. One father asked if our coordinator could refer him to a construction job. Others personally went to our station asking for rice or canned goods.
So, whenever we prepare meals for the kids, we try our best to incorporate as many nutrients as possible. One meal we served was pork-and-squash patties on rice, sweet and sour sauce, and a banana for dessert.
We also want to inform you that after social distancing protocols were implemented, we revised our feeding format. Before the pandemic, we gathered the kids at our feeding station. Now, we pack the meals in paper containers and deliver them to the kids so they can eat at home.
Below are some photos from the feedings.
Pork-and-squash patty and the kids enjoying it
What it looks like in the field
Sample of meals we serve
More pictures of the from Sitio Dumpsite