Jollibee, DepEd to open kitchen for schoolchildren in Mati

The Jollibee Group Foundation and the Department of Education, along with the local government unit of the City of Mati, is set to inaugurate the Busog, Lusog, Talino School Feeding Program come August 20, 2019.

The BLT Kitchen is the first-ever in the province of Davao Oriental and will be located in Rabat-Rocamora Mati Central Elementary School II in the City of Mati. The BLT Kitchen is expected to cater to around 590 students in 8 different learning institutions within the city.

Expected to attend the launching of the BLT KItchen are officials from the Jollibee Group Foundation, the Department of Education and City of Mati Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat.

Mayor Rabat expressed gratitude for JGF’s generosity and help in ensuring that no schoolchildren would go hungry while in school. She said that health and education are among her administration’s priority programs thus she will give support on the said project.

The BLT School Feeding Program is one of the programs of Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) which started started in 2007.

In 2016, the program modified its approach to complement the Department of Education’s nationwide School-Based Feeding Program. JGF started building BLT School Feeding Kitchens to centralize preparation of meals that are distributed to elementary pupils in the surrounding schools.

This facilitates serving of meals to hundreds of pupils with less time and effort.

 

The BLT Kitchen in Robat-Rocamora Mati Central ES-II is one of the 33 BLT School Feeding Kitchens throughout the country.

 

BLT Kitchens across the country provides undernourished pupils with lunch for 120 days to help prevent drop outs due to hunger and improve their school performance.

While DepEd takes charge of school selection and covers the cost of meals, JGF builds the commissary-type kitchen, provide equipment, and facilitate trainings on food preparation, distribution and management for the parent volunteers who operate the kitchen everyday. (CIO MATI)

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