Gota de Leche wishes to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the organizers and volunteers who made the Meal Packaging event last May 22 a resounding success. Their combined efforts resulted in 164 boxes containing 36,000 meal packs consisting of rice, ground soya beans, dried vegetables, vitamin supplements and flavoring mix, which will benefit the mothers and children of Gota.
Most of the participants wore their institution’s official shirts to the event. Their logos, taglines, and motto helped to highlight what Gota de Leche has stood for in more than a century: the continuous commitment to helping to satisfy the nutritional needs of indigent Filipino children and their mothers.
Stop Hunger Now
In 2011, Stop Hunger Now United States was invited to organize meal packaging events across Malaysia and the Philippines. The success of these events helped lead to invitations by a growing number of Filipinos looking for a tangible, hands-on project to help the local hungry. With significant assistance from Stop Hunger Now Malaysia, more than 220,000 meals were packaged in the Philippines over the next two years including a 120,000 meal packaging event in Manila on November 20, 2013 to benefit Typhoon Yolanda victims.
Learn more about their program at the Stop Hunger Now Philippines website.
Around fifty volunteers from Hershey’s Philippines gave back by sharing their time, energy, and generosity into the meal packaging event. The Hershey Company donated $11,600 for the meal packaging program at Gota de Leche.
Learn more about their Shared Goodness CSR program here.
Likhaan We Care Program
Established in 1995, Likhaan is a collective of grassroots women and men, health advocates and professionals dedicated to promoting and pushing for the health and rights of disadvantaged women and their communities. Likhaan’s work ranges from local health initiatives that serve poor communities and residents of Malabon, Manila, Pasay, Quezon City, Bulacan, Bohol and Eastern Samar; to national actions and campaigns that aim to change policies and programs.
PAGCOR CSR Program
Apart from several projects for the youth and education, PAGCOR is also engaged in CSR programs that help calamity victims through its disaster relief operations. The agency also brings joy to thousands of beneficiaries under the care of charitable institutions in the country.
Far Eastern University National Service Training Program student volunteers
Students under the FEU National Service Training Program provided invaluable help at the event. The young volunteers are also actively involved in many Gota de Leche programs, primarily in providing assistance in the monthly feedings. This service becomes the “application” of the academic thrusts of FEU in so far as it wishes to be of service to the broader society via its chosen advocacies and programs.
To know more about FEU’s community projects and activities, click here.
Gota de Leche staff and friends
Apart from hosting the event at the heritage site, Gota de Leche’s hardworking administration, staff, and friends provided nourishment, assistance, information, coordination, guidance, and documentation. The Gota de Leche program under La Protección de la Infacia Inc. aims to promote the health and total well-being of children and mothers through information and services.