SAN JOSE, Antique – Seventeen out of 18 towns here implemented the supplementary feeding program (SFP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), intended for the children enrolled in child development centers (CDCs).
The feeding program has served 19,558 CDC enrollees from all towns of the province except Caluya as of Oct. 7, according to Jessie Cristales – SFP program officer of the DSWD in the province.
“Caluya, being an island municipality, is quite hard to reach,” Cristales said on Thursday.
Caluya’s 52 CDCs with 1,337 enrollees are expected to receive the Lot 1 goods on Oct. 20, consisting of cooking oil, pineapple tidbits, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, corned beef, tomato sauce, green peas for the viand, and rice from the National Food Authority.
A total of 20,895 CDC enrollees will have their daily feeding program, composed of rice cereal and viand.
The first municipality to implement the SFP was Barbaza on Sept. 18 while Bugasong, San Jose de Buenavista and Valderrama were the last of the 17 towns to implement the program.
The SFP will be implemented for 120 days this school year in 674 CDCs from 18 municipalities of the province.(With a report from PNA/PN)