A total of 295 feeding stations have been set up in daycare centers in Quezon City by the local government as part of its program to provide healthy meals to its residents.
Mayor Joy Belmonte said on Thursday each station can feed up to a hundred families per day or a total of 29,500 families from different parts of the city.
Nutritionists and dietitians from the city’s Social Services Development Department (SSSD) are tasked to create menus for the feeding stations, particularly those that are nutritious, such as monggo dilis with spinach or malungay, misua veggie soup, adobong kangkong and ginisang repolye, sayote, and carrots.
Daycare workers and parent volunteers will help prepare the meals, the local government said.
According to SSSD chief Fe Macale, beneficiaries of the program are mostly residents affected by the pandemic, especially displaced workers.
Ingredients used for the meals are sourced from the city’s urban farms, which are also built to provide livelihood to residents of Barangay Bagong Silangan, Novaliches, and North Fairview.
“This program also promotes the importance of urban farming. We encourage our residents to build their own urban gardens. The city is ready to help them start,” Belmonte added.
Aside from the feeding stations, the city’s GrowQC program, a program on food security, has a mobile kitchen that is going around the city to bring nutritious meals to the communities.