International Care Ministries (ICM) is called to release the poor in the Philippines from spiritual, emotional and physical bondage. ICM teaches essential life skills through a supportive, community-based approach, unleashing unfulfilled potential in impoverished communities. ICM partners with local pastors from 5,000 slums to empower more than 175,000 people every year to fight the bondage of poverty. Rise Against Hunger meals are used as incentives for ultrapoor families to attend their 16-week Transform Program which involves workshops on Values, Health and Livelihood.
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Sites: Bohol, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Palawan, ARMM, Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Zamboanga peninsula, Saranggani, Davao
Beneficiaries: Ultrapoor families
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donors: Rise Against Hunger USA, Rise Against Hunger Malaysia, Aspen Pharma, HSBC Philippines, Capital One, Bank of Commerce, BPI Foundation, WIPRO, Zambrero Australia
Madre Giovanna Zippo Mission Center
Madre Giovanna Zippo Mission Center is a community-based child welfare service located in Calauan, Laguna. Sister Marlene Rodillas together with a motley crew of volunteer mothers prepare food every day for 1,500 starving children in Southville 7 which is part of a 107-hectare community where more than 10,000 families that are victims of typhoon Ondoy and former informal settlers along the Pasig river have relocated. Sex-for-food has become a social ill at the relocation site. Men from nearby towns come to BayaniJuan to pick up girls as young as 11 and pay them noodles or a can of sardines in exchange for sex. Child mortality has also been observed. Infants have died due to malnutrition. Children have remained stunted and plagued with various illnesses. In worst cases, a number of children have resorted to suicide due to hopelessness.Sister Marlene says, “We cannot give up on the children. Feeding them gives them a fighting chance. The food that we provide gives them hope.”
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Site: Laguna
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donors: Capital One, HP Enterprises, JP Morgan Chase
c/o Sr. Marlene Rodillas, NHA Southville 7 Site2, Barangay Dayap, Calauan Laguna, Contact No: 09177186984; 09399351721, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gota de Leche of La Protección de la Infancia Inc (established in 1906) exists to provide nutrition support to malnourished indigent children and mothers. Concepcion Felix and Trinidad Rizal (sister of our national hero) co-founded La Proteccion de la Infancia, Inc. (‘the protection of infancy’) to provide nourishment and medical attention to Filipino children. Other founding members included Doña Librada Avelino, founder of Centro Escolar University and Natividad Almeda-Lopez, the first female judge in Asia, Galicano Apacible, Joaquin Quintos, and Fernando Calderon, who later became the first Filipino director of the Philippine General Hospital. The group’s articles of incorporation were written by Don Felipe Calderon, framer of the first Philippine Constitution.
La Proteccion de la Infancia opened Gota de Leche, the brainchild of Dr. Calderon, who witnessed a charitable group providing pasteurized cows’ milk to babies during a trip to Paris. Its aim was to alleviate the famine, devastation, and disease resulting from the country’s struggle against Spanish and American colonization. Even during the Japanese occupation, Gota de Leche continued with its daily milk rations for Filipino infants.
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Sites: Manila, Guimaras, Cebu, Benguet
Beneficiaries: children, pregnant/lactating women
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donor: Hershey’s Philippines
Simply Share Foundation is a non-profit organization primarily devoted to fighting hunger and under nutrition in the most vulnerable populations in the country.vSimpyShare was launched on October 6, 2015 with a “Covenant of Sharing” signed between Simply Share Foundation, the National Nutrition Council 7, Cebu City Marriot Hotel, Rotary International, University of San Carlos Extension Service, and JCI Cebu. Its advocacy for hunger education is anchored on a strong belief that food security is a precursory need towards a better quality of life. Apart from supplying SimpyShare with meals for its feeding program, SimplyShare has also partnered with Rise Against Hunger in advocating for the creation of a Zero Hunger Commission.
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Site: Cebu
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donors: Simply Share private donors
Department of Health
The Department of Health (DOH) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Rise against Hunger to provide diet supplements for pregnant women in their First 1000 Days at the start of their pregnancy, during lactation, and up to two years of their child’s life in selected areas in the country. The First 1000 Days is recognized as the “golden window of opportunity” for nutrition and related interventions and has proven to have a positive impact on the child’s physical and mental development. When nutrition interventions are not provided during the first 1000 days, the effects to a child’s growth and development is irreversible. It is also during the First 1000 Days of life when we can actually stop child stunting which is at high of 33%.
“The primary objective of the meal provision is to improve the nutritional status of selected nutritionally-at-risk pregnant women in selected areas to prevent low birth weight and other birth defects which is the predictor of stunting among children. Likewise, it will be used as an opportunity to educate pregnant women on nutrition during pregnancy and lactation, breastfeeding and complementary feeding, child healthcare and nutrition, and child’s growth monitoring. Further, it will help in the motivation of mothers to attend pre-natal and post-natal clinics and to avail of the appropriate health and nutrition services for her and her family,” Health Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial explained.
Rise Against Hunger meals will be provided to 50 nutritionally-at-risk women in Porac, Pampanga and another 50 nutritionally-at-risk women in Candelaria, Zambales. No less than 58 Miss Universe contestants helped packed the meals.
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Sites: Pampanga, Zambales
Beneficiaries: Pregnant/lactating women and their babies from 6 months to 2 years old
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donors: Reichman Family Foundation, Conrad Manila
Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. It’s the cause upon which the global organization was founded 35 years ago. FTC believes in the power of many to end childhood hunger for good. They connect donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles.
Feed the Children has worked in the Philippines since 1984 and its work has expanded beyond meals to developing community self-reliance. FTC’s nutrition program coordinates with local government departments and other non-governmental organizations and partners to intervene during the critical first 1,000 days of a child’s life. Through its Care Group training, FTC seeks to change mothers’ behaviors in feeding and caring for their young children. They also learn to grow vegetables through low-cost and intensive home gardening practices. Feed the Children also provides vitamin A capsules and deworming treatments to children who suffer from common vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, which disrupts their growth and development.
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Sites: Cebu
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donor: JP Morgan Chase
Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) Foundation, Inc. was established in August 2010 in Bacolod City by private citizens who believe that by pooling the energies, resources, talents, and skills of individuals, we can bring about a better future for Filipinos.
Rise Against Hunger partnership with NVC started with its “farm to fork” program. Rise Against Hunger buys its supplies of vegetable needed for its meal packs from small farmers in the upland communities of San Carlos, Negros province. The farmers are members of the Bukidnon Organic Farmers Association and Iliranan Tribal Council. Through this scheme, the farmers are able to grow their own food. Their excess productions are consolidated by their cooperatives and sold at fair market prices to NVC which then dehydrates the vegetables for RAH. Shavings from the dehydration process are composed by NVC and then given to the farmers to use as fertilizers. The dehydrated vegetable are mixed in the meal packs of Rise Against Hunger which are then used to support supplemental feeding programs in the farmers’ communities. This way, the “farm to fork” cycle is completed. With recent funding provided by Equis, NVC has expanded its feeding program to include young children in the communities where Equis has offices.
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Sites: Negros Occidental, Leyte, Batangas, Rizal and Bukidnon
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donors: Equis Services Philippines
The Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation launched the HAPAG-ASA Integrated Nutrition Program in July 2005 in partnership with Assisi Development Foundation (ADFI) and Feed the Children Philippines. HAPAG-ASA feeds 6 months to 12 years old undernourished children, underweight pregnant and lactating women in the community once a day, five days a week for 6 months. Each meal is enriched with nutrients through the provision of Food Supplements complete with vitamins and minerals.
Apart from the supplemental feeding, education classes and livelihood and skills training for parents, aimed at sustaining the improved nutritional condition of the children are conducted simultaneously. The education classes cover topics on affective parenting, health and nutrition, responsible parenthood and values and livelihood. Livelihood and skills training are conducted with small capital lent to help them help themselves and their children, in partnership with government and non-government organizations.
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Site: Manila
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donors: HP Enterprises
PhilSeven Foundation, the CSR arm of Seven Eleven, support pre-school education for children of poor families coupled with provision of nutritious meals and training of mothers in proper child nutrition. PFI also offers assistance to public elementary schools in poor neighborhoods for improving their physical facilities for more effective education, as well as to sponsor activities for the health and physical welfare of the students.
PhilSeven’s supplemental feeding program has four components:
- Educate the children and their parents on the importance of eating healthy and nutritious food and develop the families nurturing capabilities through various program media.
- Improve nutritional status of the target beneficiaries who are underweight pre-school children ages 1-6 years old.
- Mobilize access of beneficiaries and their families to resources present within the community (LGU, Private sectors and other NGOs) to serve as mechanisms for sustainability.
- Encourage volunteerism among PSC employees through active involvement and participation in the program.
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Sites: Laguna, Cebu, Caloocan
Beneficiaries: street children
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donors: Seven Eleven
The feeding program of the United Methodist Church Manila is the brain child of Bishop Rudy Juan and MEA Treasurers with the support of Bishop Mike Watson of the BRIDGES program. The staff of UMC together with volunteers feed a total of around 150-180 street dwellers every Monday. Simultaneous with the feeding, the church also holds a daycare for children aged 3- 10 years old. The street children are given books to read and engage in various learning activities such as coloring and watching educational programs.
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Site: Manila
Beneficiaries: street dwellers
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donors: United Methodist Church
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that has helped more than 70 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how, and opportunities that empower people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease and hunger. Convoy of Hope has served 113 countries since 1994 and operates from 9 focus countries: Kenya, Ethiopia, Haiti, South Africa, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and The Philippines.
Since its Incorporation in 2014, Convoy of Hope Philippines with the partnership of public schools, churches and orphanages across 29 provinces, served 16.1 million meals to over 90,000 children beneficiaries. To date, 181 women have been trained micro-enterprising and given seed capital to start a business. They were also educated on disease prevention and health and life skills. These allow them to make strategic, independent life choices so they become financially autonomous and are able to feed and care for their children.
Rise Against Hunger Feeding Sites: Agusan, Pampanga, Batangas, Bicol, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Cavite, Davao, Iloilo, Leyte, Mindoro, Pangasinan, Palawan, Quezon, Surigao, Tarlac, Zambales
Beneficiaries: disaster relief
Rise Against Hunger Meal Donors: Rise Against Hunger USA