The Malabon city government has assured its constituents of nutritious food on their table during the extended imposition of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in the National Capital Region.
The program ensuring nutritious and sufficient food to Malabon residents was led by Councilor Jose Lorenzo “Enzo” Oreta.
Prioritizing the food security program for his fellow Malabonians is under the councilor’s “Kalinga sa Kalusugan” Program.
“With the many emerging variants of COVID-19, it is imperative to boost our health, and one way of doing this is eating nutritious foods,” said Oreta.
To attain this goal, Oreta has been leading the drive of giving vegetables, eggs, and other safe and healthy foods to their “kaasenso.”
The “Kalinga sa Kalusugan” package contains nutritious foods such as rice, vegetables, and eggs, among the many, which are also sourced out from farmers whose means of living were also affected by the pandemic.
Crisanta Lara Junio, a Malabonian beneficiary, expressed her gratitude to the program, noting that it has greatly helped her family.
“We are thankful that the City Government through Mayor Lenlen and Councilor Enzo has initiated this program because we don’t have to eat mostly canned goods as with the usual relief goods. Nutritious food like vegetables help in nourishing our children especially in the fight against COVID-19,” she added.