On Friday, May 22, Gota de Leche will demonstrate its continuous commitment to helping to satisfy the nutritional needs of indigent Filipino children and their mothers. This time, the oldest non-government charity organization in the country is honored to host a meal packaging event in cooperation with Stop Hunger Now Philippines. The event is sponsored by Hershey Philippines.
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. In 2005 Stop Hunger Now established its global meal packaging program, where volunteer groups combine rice, soy, a dehydrated vegetable blend (including Malunggay), and a vitamin composition including 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets.
The Meal Packaging Event is a unique program of Stop Hunger Now. Its mobility and assembly-line system can accommodate up to a thousand volunteers at a time. A single Stop Hunger Now event can result in more than a million meals packed for beneficiaries. For this Friday’s event, employees of Hershey Philippines will pack 34,128 meals to benefit almost 200 children of Gota de Leche’s supplemental feeding program.
With its own milk-feeding program for indigent children and breast milk and brown rice for breastfeeding mothers, Gota de Leche sees this event as an opportunity to see potential ways by which volunteers from local, international, and private sectors can cooperate in the fight against hunger.
The Meal Packaging event will take place from 9AM to 12 noon at the Gota de Leche Building, 859 S.H. Loyola St., Sampaloc, Manila. For more information please call our contact person, Ms. Karla Estoesta, Program Coordinator of Gota de Leche, with cell phone number 0932-8478716 or our office number 516-0542.