Community leaders and volunteers respond to hunger among Filipino children in their barangay. They set up a community kitchen to cook daily nutritious lunch meals for over 250 kids.
In the Iloilo kitchen, children would bring their plates/lunch box to a common area inside the community and kitchen volunteers would serve them food. The kids go back home to eat. The kitchen is also a hub for bayanihan where volunteers, local government units, partners and leaders are essential for the program to work.
You can feed one child in Brgy. San Isidro, Jaro, Iloilo City for only Php 20.00 per meal. The community kitchen aims to provide meals for at least 120 days to kids ages 1 – 12 years old.
Hunger, especially among children, is a significant roadblock that the poor have to overcome on a daily basis. Through Kusina ng Kalinga (Care Kitchens), we build caring communities for our young. It is where lunchboxes or plates don’t just contain meals, but also carry the commitment to care together until no child is left hungry. This bayanihan effort is powered by Kusina ng Kalinga (KnK), Gawad Kalinga’s anti-hunger program.