Started in 2016 during Belmonte's term as Vice Mayor, the partnership began with the refurbishment of a portion of the school canteen into a modern kitchen.
"We are very happy to continue this feeding program alongside our reliable partners that have supported this important endeavor from the very beginning," said Belmonte.
"Sa programang ito, matututukan nang husto ang kalusugan ng ating mga mag-aaral sa tulong ng masustansiyang mga pagkain na ihahanda sa ating BLT Kitchen ," she added.
The program began with 958 students as beneficiaries and 943 schoolchilden the following school-year.
It aims to support the Department of Education’s (DepEd) school-based feeding program, and to provide standards on menu, food production, safety and cleanliness.
Through this model, at least 500 school childen will be provided quality food with less time and effort.
Other benefits of a BLT Kitchen include efficient use of DepEd’s school-based feeding program funds, and simpler monitoring and reporting system for the schools.
This year, the BLT continues to feed 1,116 wasted and severely wasted students from Lupang Pangako Elementary School with the help from the MEALenium Project, JGF and the Schools Division Office.
PR, September 03, 2019