The city government here is targeting a total of 22,222 pre-schoolers to benefit the government’s Supplementary Feeding Program this year.
Elenor P. Unson, chief of the pre-school education division of the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), said the project, which kicked off Monday here, aims to eradicate malnutrition across the country.
Unson said the program is being funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with budget allocation of P30 million for 120 days. After the 120-day period, an assessment will be made in order to determine whether the project will be implemented regularly.
She said the government has set aside P1,200 per child for the whole duration of the project, which translates to P10 per child per day. Every week, there is a variation on the menu that will be served to beneficiaries.