In 2011, Second Harvest Asia (2HA) and Second Harvest Japan(2HJ) shipped containers of peach cans and soy meals to the Philippines. The Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) received the food donations and has been distributing them through local NGOs. CaritasManila, one of the recipient agencies, reported to 2HA about their use of the donations.

Caritas Manila Received Soy Meal from Second Harvest Japan

A letter from Helen Oreto of Caritas Manila  

This is to inform you that Caritas Manila thru DSWD has recieved 6,600 packs of SoyRice Meal last April 11, 2012 for our malnourished children. To date, Caritas Manila has almost 2,200 malnourished children to be fed this April up October 2012 (six months). Around 2,200 malnourished children in 16 communities will be fed in 6 months which started last April 2012. We thank you for your donation and support to the Philippines. We hope for a continuing partnership and generosity.

Caritas Manila Feeds 2,200 Malnourished Children

In another letter, Helen also says “Hopefully,  there will be graduation of children on October for those started in April 2012. The children are being fed in the community 5 days in a week and one meal or snack a day. Children under this program are ages 5 to 12 years old. The mothers are given seminars and trainings once a month on Health and Nutrition.”
IMG_0829Caritas Manila Received Soy Meal from Second Harvest Japan

The report slides Helen sent to 2HA regarding the food distribution. 
Rice and Soy Meal Beneficiaries

We are thankful to Caritas Manila for their services in Manila. We hope to continue supporting them. Your support is making our work possible. We appreciate your continuous support.