The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor has started its feeding caravan this month in Quezon City, Caloocan City and Manila that benefited 2,775 families.
The program aims to provide immediate food and nutritional support to the urban poor sector, and not only to children but also to other family members, chairman and chief executive officer Alvin Feliciano said.
“We have continuous coordination with various organizations that are willing to provide healthy food for our feeding program so that we can deliver more nutritious food,” he said.
The initiative is also a anti-coronavirus disease 2019 measure at the community level.
The PCUP has partnered with the Jollibee Group Foundation for the distribution of ready-to-cook food.
It aims to distribute the food aid to 15,000 families in Quezon City, Caloocan, Manila and Pasig City as of the upcoming Urban Poor Solidarity Week celebration in December.
The PCUP will launch two other programs — the health and scholarship caravans — before the end of the year.