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DSWD-7 provides relief augmentation to LGUs

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII has released a total of 99,256 family food packs to 71 Local Government Units (LGUs) equivalent to Php 39,100,378.78 worth of relief assistance. Among those who received the family food packs are 3,400 strandees from different provinces and regions including students and displaced workers.

Family food packs are delivered through a pumpboat, to island fisherfolks in Tubigon, Bohol. Photo courtesy from LGU Tubigon

This is part of the relief augmentation effort of the national government during the community quarantine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Each family food pack contains 6 kilos rice, 4 canned sardines, 4 canned meat and 6 sachets 3-in-1 coffee which is good for two (2) days for at least five members in one family.

DSWD-7’s warehouses located in the provinces of Cebu, Bohol and Negros Oriental are continuously repacking family food packs together with DSWD-7 staff and 35 Pantawid Pamilyang Program Program (4Ps) partner-beneficiaries. The 35 4Ps beneficiaries will receive a minimum daily wage through the cash for work program of the Department.

A strandee receives food pack from DSWD-7.

The volunteer groups who help in the repacking of relief goods include the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Bohol Island State University (BISU) and Philippine Maritime Institute through their Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) from Dauis, Bohol.

As of May 20, 2020, the DSWD-7 has a stockpile of 27,051 family food packs.

Meanwhile, DSWD-7 received a total of Php 76,170.00 worth of donations which include food items from McDonalds, Starbucks, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Jollibee and Miggab Eatery provided to the volunteers at the regional warehouse in Cebu, alcohol from IPI Foundation, Inc. and thermal scanners, face masks and alcohol from Tzu Chi Foundation. ###

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