Jan. 19, 2017
Fighting Hunger with Rebisco Foundation Inc.
One hundred and twenty-one students from the Bienvenido Fojas Elementary School in Tanza, Cavite now have better nutrition, thanks to the feeding program organized by the Republic Biscuit Corporation (Rebisco) through the Rebisco Foundation, Inc. A first for the company, the program which ran from July to December 2016, was created to help address the malnutrition of students classified by the school administration as severely wasted.
"For six months, we served lunch to malnourished students of our partner school in the hopes of restoring their nutritional status and improving their school attendance and grades," shared Ronson Dy, the company's Senior Community and Government Relations Supervisor. "As a solid community partner, we want to make sure that we create shared value sustainably to communities Rebisco operates. In 2015, we were able to provide the same school with a much needed classroom for the Grade 6 students, and just recently, we engaged the community thru a school feeding program," he continued.
For the next school year, the feeding program will run from July 2017 to March 2018.