TO fill the nutrition gap among young people and address the problem of hunger and malnutrition caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Valenzuela City government began distributing E-Nutribuns to students from the city’s Central District.
Through the Department of Education (DepEd), 2,600 young students from the first batch received E-Nutribuns brought to Malinta Elementary School.
This P9.1 million program is part of the ongoing initiative of the ‘Pet Valenzuelano Chikiting’ Food Patrol, the very program that the city feeds to kindergarten students and Grade 6 students who are underweight at their height.
DepEd Valenzuela targets to supply 7,662 E-Nutribuns students per week by the end of December 2020.
“Our K-6 feeding program continues. But since there is no face-to-face class, parents will take the Nutribun provision of the children. One (1) Nutribun pack is good for one week of consumption,” Mayor Rex Gatchalian stressed.