The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has expedited all efforts, together with the different Local Government Units (LGU), through the Local Social Welfare and Development Offices (LSWDOs), in implementing the Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) during the community quarantine period, in response to addressing the basic rights of Filipino children – in terms of nutrition and food security.
The SFP, one of the programs of DSWD, is the provision of food, in addition to the regular meals, targeting children 3 to 4 years old enrolled in Child Development Centers and 2 to 4 years old children in supervised Neighborhood Play Centers.
To achieve this, DSWD field workers assisted in the inspection of perishable and non-perishable goods together with the LSWDOs, and delivered the goods to child development workers all-over the region. The records of the deliveries, receipts of food/items/commodities have been properly reported for validation.
This initiative by the agency and partners from the LGU is part of the continued social preparation and implementation of the feeding program, covering the 2019 and 2020 cycles, until the required 120 feeding days of the program is completed.
SFP is also a contribution to the Early Childhood Care and Development intitiatives based on Republic Act 22037 or the “Masustansyang Pagkain Para Sa Batang Pilipino Act” of 2018. ###(Social Marketing Section/DSWD Field Office Caraga)
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