‘Pondo ng Pinoy’ to feed malnourished children
Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) - February 10, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - In line with the coming season of Lent, the Pondo ng Pinoy (PnP) will launch a feeding program through its Hapag-Asa to feed Filipino children nationwide next year.

The PnP intends to feed a quarter of a million hungry and undernourished children.

In order to do so, the PnP is asking the public to fast during the entire Lenten season and the proceeds to be saved will be donated to feed the children.

The PnP program provides food subsidy of P5 to P10 per day or Php600/1200 for six months per child.

The program feeds children six-months old to 12-years old once a day, to be implemented five days a week for six months.

While the children would be given nutritious food, their parents would be provided basic skills to improve their capacity to care for their children.

The parents would undergo livelihood skills training to increase their chances of gaining employment and make them provide better for their families.

Hapag-Asa has reportedly fed more than 1 million hungry and malnourished children since 2005.

In his pastoral letter for the archdiocese, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said that participating in Fast2Feed is a “good opportunity to intensify the act of charity, which is faith in action.”

CHILDREN FEED HAPAG-ASA MANILA ARCHBISHOP LUIS ANTONIO CARDINAL TAGLE MONTHS PINOY PNP PONDO PROGRAM SIX
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