SILLIMAN U TO SUPPLY MILK FOR DSWD FEEDING PROGRAM IN NEGROS ORIENTAL AND SIQUIJOR
THE COLLEGE of Agriculture of the Silliman University will supply and deliver milk to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for its supplemental milk feeding program in the provinces of Negros Oriental and Siquijor.
This came after a successful bid led by SU Farm Rafael Nepomuceno held in Mandaue City, Cebu earlier this month.
SU said children under the DSWD program in the municipalities of Mabinay, San Jose, Siaton, and Santa Catalina will be given pasteurized milk for 120 days.
The same will also be given to children under the care of DSWD in Siquijor Province.
The DSWD implements a supplemental feeding program for undernourished children aged three to five, which incorporates providing fresh milk and fresh milk-based food products.
The department also prioritizes locally produced milk “as far as practicable, which helps boost livelihood opportunities for local dairy farmers and the local dairy industry.”
The program is anchored on Republic Act Number 11037 or the “Masustansyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino Act,” which institutionalized a national feeding program “for undernourished children in public daycare, kindergarten, and elementary schools to combat hunger and undernutrition among Filipino children.”