United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) National Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion (center) distributes WFP high-energy biscuits to flood-affected communities currently staying at the evacuation center in San Jose Panlumacan Elementary School in San Fernando City, Pampanga. With her are Department of Social Welfare and Development-Region III Regional Director Adelina Apostol (extreme right) and WFP Representative and Country Director Stephen Anderson (extreme left). A total of 100 boxes, which are expected to benefit about 5,000 families, were distributed at the evacuation center.
Prior to the distribution, KC explained to the beneficiaries that the high-energy biscuits are fortified with vitamins and minerals, which will help them get the nutrition they need while still in the evacuation center. KC’s visit helped to uplift the spirits of the displaced population.
The high-energy biscuits are part of WFP’s offer of support to government relief efforts in response to the Southwest Monsoon. In addition to high-energy biscuits, WFP is also providing logistical assistance and nutritious ready to eat supplementary food for children under 2 years of age.
Photo Credit: WFP/Anthony Lim/Philippines
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