Makati City distributes over 35,000 grocery packs for students

Some 35,371 grocery packs were distributed to Makati City's public school students, from Kindergarten to Senior High School, including Special Education (SPED), on Tuesday, May 21.


Mayor Abby Binay

Makati Mayor Abby Binay said the initiative was started by the local government unit (LGU) for school year 2020-2021 as an incentive for public school students who successfully completed their respective grade levels despite the challenges of the pandemic.

“We have decided to make this an annual incentive that students can look forward to at the end of each school year. We want to show our appreciation for the hard work and diligence of our students and motivate them to continue doing their best in their studies every school year until they graduate,” Binay said.

The distribution of the grocery packs has become a much-anticipated event for Makatizen students in the month May with the mayor assuring them that each grocery pack contains highly nutritious and tasty food items for the students to enjoy.

Each grocery bag for primary school students contains two packs of champorado mix, one pack of arroz caldo mix, one pack of hotcake mix, five sachets of instant oatmeal, 12 sachets of chocolate drink, one pack of full cream milk powder, one pack of breadsticks, one pack of saltine crackers, two packs of chocolate cereals, two packs of bread toast, two packs of chocolate flakes, one pack of chocolate biscuits, two packs of raisins, one pack of fruit-flavored jelly, and one t-shirt.

For junior and senior high school students, each grocery bag contains two packs of champorado mix, one pack of saltine crackers, one pack of hotcake mix, one pack of arroz caldo mix, six sachets of instant oatmeal, one pack of full cream milk powder, eight packs of instant canton noodles, one block of cheese, one can of pineapple juice, one can of pineapple tidbits, and one t-shirt.

According to the LGU, a total of 19,750 packs have been allocated for the primary level and 15,621 packs for the secondary level. 

The city government, in collaboration with the Department of Education Makati (DepEd Makati), has has distributed grocery packs to 16 public elementary schools and eight high schools.