School-aged children in barangay Carael and barangay Lucao were treated with a nutritious meal of tinola during the launching of the Goodbye Gutom or the Zero Hunger program in Dagupan on August 12.
With a touch of her signature personalized service, Mayor Belen Fernandez prepared each serving of the Filipino dish enjoyed by the children.
Bonakid milk courtesy of CSI Group of Companies and take-home goody bags consisting of rice, canned goods and coffee sachets donated by Pangasinan Governor Ramon Guico III were also distributed to the children.
Moreover, in barangay Lucao, Mayor Fernandez and Councilor Marcelino Fernandez also distributed delicious Gardenia loaf breads in different variants like wheat, raisin, chocolate, regular and ube and cheese and Magnolia sandwich spreads to children and parents as part of Goodbye Gutom.
Children should eat complete nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not experience hunger, the local chief executive stated as she informed residents of her group’s return visit to the barangay to serve tinola.
The Zero Hunger program which aims to address hunger and achieve food security, will be conducted in the different barangays in the city in coordination with the City Health Office, City Nutrition Office, barangay councils and youth volunteers.
Earlier, some 50 boxes of chicken products were donated by Gov. Guico as part of the program that is under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to promote food accessibility and sustainability.