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A total of 157 students from Puypuy and Masaya Elementary Schools benefited from the Adopt-A-School Feeding Program of AV Gedang Foundation in Bay, Laguna which commenced on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

Now on its fourth year, the 120-day feeding program in Puypuy Elementary School benefited 75 students for academic year 2018-2019 which is higher compared to 60 in 2017-2018. Meanwhile, the inaugural 60-day feeding program in Masaya Elementary School benefited 82 students.

“Napakahalaga ng tamang nutrisyon upang ang bata ay maging masigla at maging aktibo sa partisipasyon sa klase. Ang batang walang sustansiya ay madaling magkasakit na nagiging dahilan ng kanilang pagliban. Sa mga magulang turuan yung kumain ng masustansiyang pagkain ang mga bata at iwasan ang pagkain ng processed food,” said Vicky Dineros, Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator of AV Gedang Foundation.

As part of the commencement activity, the AV Gedang Foundation held a cooking contest for students, teachers, and parents where they were tasked to cook different dishes using vegetables as the main ingredient.

“Ang cooking contest na ito ay nag-e-encourage sa mga magulang upang makapaghanda ng masustansiyang pagkain at palawakin ang kanilang imahinasyon upang mapakain nila ng tama ang kanilang mga anak,” said Dineros.

The grand winner of the cooking contest received a stand fan while the second and third runner ups took home two-burner gas stove and rice cooker, respectively. The Foundation also gave grocery package as a consolation prize to other participating teams.