It’s been a fun day for the underprivileged kids of Barangay New Cabalan during the feeding program of SM Olongapo recently.
“Our desire to give hope to children and families in the community by giving them the nourishment they need to make it through another day will not happen if not for the help of a benevolent company like SM,” barangay New Cabalan chairman Raffy Lim said.
A total of 70 children ages 3 to 8 benefited from the feeding program held in the Brgy. covered court.
It can be recalled that part of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is the enhancement of the health and education status of children.
Through partnership with the community, SM has been able to achieve MDG and help alleviate short-term hunger, improve nutrition and cognition of children.
The Department of Education (DepEd) on the other hand, has been conducting School-Based Feeding Programs (SBFP) since 2010. DepEd works with LGUs and private partners like SM for other feeding programs outside SBFP.
Aside from this activity, SM across the country under the SM Foundation also offers college scholarships, medical missions, farmers’ trainings and builds, donates and maintains classrooms and school buildings to public schools.
The Foundation also renovates and maintains wellness centers in public hospitals and health care centers.
Under the SM Cares Program, a division of SM Foundation, persons with disability, the elderly, youth, women, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families are also part of the program. (PR-SMOL)