Bridging the nutritional gap suffered by almost a third of the Philippine household on account of the high number of Filipino families experiencing hunger and poverty due to the current health crisis, the National Capital Region Police Office Chief, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS launched another initiative called “Kalusugan Mo, Pangangalagaan Ko”.
The project aims to provide nutritious meals-on-wheels to serve undernourished school children through supplemental feeding program.
With the government stretching its limited resources to address the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, PMGEN SINAS acknowledges the need for this initiative to help in the government’s endeavor to better provide school children in the Metro with healthy food and balanced diet.
One of the proven science-driven solution to help fill-in the nutritional gap and combat malnutrition among undernourished school children is providing them with vitamins and iron-fortified foods.
Hence, the Metro Top Cop spearheaded the launching of this project together with the personnel of RCLO-NCR Ad Hoc and its five District Crime Laboratory Offices, on October 16, 2020 wherein they rolled out a house-to-house distribution of nutritious hot meals to school children in Brgy. 1, Caloocan City and in Brgy. Bagong Ilog, Pasig City, respectively.
Moreover, on October 18, 2020, the Manila Police District Crime Laboratory personnel together with the personnel of PCR, Station 7, Sub-Station and other Officers from the barangay conducted supplemental feeding program dubbed as “NCRPO’s Nutritious Meals on Wheels” relative to the program “KALUSUGAN MO PANGANGALAGAAN KO” wherein they distributed medicines and vitamins to fifty (50) residents of barangy 54 from 9:30 AM onwards.
The meals distributed during the feeding program includes freshly-cooked fortified rice porridge, nutri-pasta, nutri-oats chocolate, brown rice nutty fruity bar and freshly-prepared chocolate milk drink.
“Children suffering from malnutrition are at high risk of contracting diseases and in this time of a global health crisis, it is our common obligation to ensure that we provide these children with the nutrition they need to minimize their chances of getting infected by this deadly disease and to support their growth. Our Children is our future – We nourish our children, we nourish our future,” said PMGEN SINAS.