The Gota de Leche conducted its regular distribution of foods – rasyons to our Children with disabilities and pregnant and lactating mothers living NCR and greater Manila areas. Even during middle period of the pandemic season, it was never an hindrance for the organization to give them their regular food packs.
The food packs consisting of powdered milk, rice, munggo seeds and oatmeal from the nutrition program and with the donations of Rise Against Hunger Philippines consisting of 200kls of frozen pork BBQ from Purefoods and 340 boxes Magnolia cheese spread (bottled and sachet) and Quezo. They were also given diapers for the children, sanitary napkins for our mothers and pregnant women, and covid kits consisting on digital thermometer, set of facemask and paracetamol tablet for adult. Transportation assistance for each of them are also given.
We also conducted distribution to our extension clinic in San Jose del Monte Bulacan wherein they are having the hard time in attending the distribution in Gota facility, that is why we are the ones who visits them monthly. The sharing still continues that we have also donated 8 boxes of cheese to Art Relief Mobile Kitchen in Cavite City last March 10, wherein their project is providing meals for the fire victims in the province of Kawit Cavite, which occurred twice this year.
The beneficiaries are very delighted on the contents of their food rasyons. They were also given the freshly harvested vegetables which are from our mini garden as part of the nutrition advocacy of Gota de Leche in alleviation of malnutrition.
The distribution process still follows health safety protocols of allowing only 20 individuals per hour to maintain the correct distancing for each.