DSWD Taps MDF as NGO Partner for its Feeding Program
With its years of experience in conducting feeding programs under the Kalusugan sa Muntinlupa (KSM), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) tapped MDF to help in the implementation of its feeding program for selected barangays in Muntinlupa. The program aims to reduce the number of undernourished children in the city by providing nutritious lunch to the children and training mothers on how to prepare meals that are nutritious yet economical. MDF’s main role is to organize the mother volunteers and provide them with the necessary skills in budgeting, food preparation, and conducting orderly feeding activities.
“We want to empower the community that’s why we focus on looking for volunteers who are committed to the program. The objective is to train them such that they will be able to conduct the program on their own and train other volunteers as well. Of course, we have the support of our barangay health workers, social workers, nutritionists, community affairs staff from the Muntinlupa City Government, DSWD staff, and barangay leaders to ensure that the program is carried out properly,” explained Tess Robles, MDF’s project coordinator.
The program will run for four months and barangay health workers will be closely monitoring the progress of the children who have been selected to be part of the program.