Second Harvest Japan Sends Food Relief to an NGO School in the Poorest Section of Manila
Second Harvest Japan (2HJ) provided food to the Philippine Christian Foundation (PCF) which is located in Tondo, Manila. PCF educates children and provides other services to support the families of the school children and others in the community. At their school, they provide breakfast and lunch to 450 pupils. In November 2011 Second Harvest Asia (2HA) Executive Director Yusuke Wada visited the school on the dumpsite where PCF provides services to see firsthand their operations. 2HA is in the process of founding a local food bank in the Philippines, and NGOs like PCF are important partners to develop food banking in the country.
PCF Meal Program
Serving soy-based meals for breakfast that Second Harvest Japan donated to the school. These meals are very easy to cook and provides good nutrition.
Happy children eating in the cafeteria. I couldn’t understand what they were saying, but I could tell that they were enjoying the time.
The students take turns eating. They had fried chicken and steamed rice for lunch the day I visited. Today’s lunch was donated by a local company. The staff told me that they were always seeking more donations and particularly rice was something in great need.
The students played with me. They were very friendly and not shy at all. I felt very welcomed.
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