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LGU, private sector join hands in Victorias feeding program

NVC Foundation president Millie Kilayko (left), with Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez and city officials at the launching of a supplementary feeding program in Victorias City, Negros Occidental.*

Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) Foundation is partnering with the Victorias City Government for a supplementary feeding program to promote nutrition among children from various barangays.

This partnership with NVC aims to help 307 undernourished children in the city through a year-long nutrition protocol designed by NVC and is supported by the Sunlife Foundation Philippines, a statement from the Victorias City Public Information Office said.

Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez and NVC Foundation President Millie Kilayko yesterday led the launching of the program at the Don Alejandro Acuña Yap Quiña Arts and Cultural Center in Victorias City.

The Victorias City government is expecting the program to provide augmentation support through a feeding program for undernourished with borderline children; to improve the knowledge attitude, and nutrition of children involved in daycare centers; prevent nutritional determination of specific populations; and to address long term food storage.

NVC Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Bacolod City and has been helping malnourished children through various projects and collaborations, such as the Mingo Meals.

Also attended the launching activities were SP Committee Chair on Health Councilor Danilo De Asis Jr., City Nutrition Action Officer Councilor Derek Palanca, and City Health Officer Richard Garlitos, among others.*

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