Some 500 kindergartners from North Central Elementary School in Bonuan Gueset were treated with functional items for their everyday use alongside partaking of nutritious meals as part of the Goodbye Gutom feeding program and distribution of gift items from the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Foundation on September 6, 2023.
Mayor Belen Fernandez expressed gratitude to the PAL Foundation for the hygiene kits, activity kits, neck pillows and blankets received by the children as part of the foundation’s corporate social responsibility being undertaken for 31 years now.
As one of the local government units greatly affected by typhoon Egay and Falcon, and in accordance with the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela, Dagupan was chosen as a recipient of the assistance, according to PAL Foundation Head Ms. Pinky Balagtas.
Bowls of warm soup and Gardenia loaf breads were also given out to the students under the Goodbye Gutom (Zero Hunger) program in coordination with the City Nutrition Office.
The Goodbye Gutom is being supported by various sponsors who have committed to help the city in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations to end hunger and malnutrition.
Likewise, multivitamin syrups courtesy of the City Health Office were given out to the kinder pupils while more Gardenia loaf breads were distributed to teachers and parents.
Recently conducted Goodbye Gutom activities were at Sitio Sapitan and Calit in barangay Lucao and at Sitio Maligaya in Bonuan Gueset.