The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga transported around 9000 Family Food Packs (FFPs) intended for the island municipalities in Surigao del Norte last July 15, 2020.

 

DSWD FO Caraga augments 3,000 FFPs to Island Municipalities of Surigao del Norte

 

The FFPs, amounting to PhP 3,077,820.00, were requested by the municipalities of Dapa, San Isidro, and Socorro, Surigao del Norte. Each municipality were augmented 3000 FFPs to help provide relief to families affected by the community quarantine due to Coronavirus Disease-2019 pandemic.

 

Porters move the Family Food Packs to the boat bound for Socorro, Surigao del Norte.

 

The Disaster Response Management Division spearheads the augmentation implementation.  To date, a total of PhP 20,561,790.08 worth of food assistance were provided by the Field Office to atleast 23 Local Government Units (LGUs) namely; LGU of Butuan City, Jabonga, Las Nievas, Nasipit, Kitcharao, and Tubay, Agusan del Norte; Burgos, Bacuag, Claver, Sison, Malimono, Mainit, Del Carmen, Pilar, San Benito, Santa Monica, San Isidro, Dapa, Socorro, and Tubod, Surigao del Norte; Cagwait, San Agustin, and Tago, Surigao del Sur.

 

Family Food Packs were transferred from the DSWD wing van to another wing van bound for San Isidro, Surigao del Norte.

 

As of this time, the Field Office has 5,345 Family Food Packs available amounting to PhP 1,835,179.10. These are prepositioned in the field office’s rented warehouses in Surigao City and Butuan City.

 

Immediate relief is one of the many services of DSWD, as the Department upholds its mandate to provide social welfare to the vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society. With this, DSWD Field Office Caraga continues to coordinate and monitors the LGUs on their response and relief operations to ensure fast delivery of services during the COVID-19 pandemic.