The Negrense Volunteers for Change has delivered 329,067 meals to children dislocated by typhoons “Rolly” and “Ulysses” that recently hit the country and is campaigning for more help.
“Our philosophy is simple. Whenever we are spared, it’s always because we have a bigger responsibility to help those who haven’t,” NVC president Millie Kilayko said today, November 17.
So far the foundation has delivered 61,000 Mingo meals to the National Capital Region, 131,500 to Bicol, 126,567 to Cagayan, and 10,000 to Bulacan, she said.
She said NVC shipped out the Mingo meals even before “Rolly” could make landfall.
A Mingo Meal is an instant nutritious complementary food made of ingredients naturally grown by small farmers and manufactured by NVC, Kilayko said.
As of October 2020, NVC has served 12,614,506 Mingo Meals to malnourished children from marginalized families in 46 provinces across the Philippines, she added.
Those who wish to help the NVC campaign to provide meals to children affected by the typhoon may go to www.nvcfoundation-ph.org, Kilayko said.
Meanwhile, NVC in a recent meeting re-elected members of its board.
Kilyako is president and full time pro bono chief executive officer of the foundation, Threse Ng, communications consultant of the Asian Development Bank, is vice president, Virgilio Roy Hojilla, marketing manager of Carmela Valley, is treasurer, and Regina Jacinto Barrientos, named one of the Philippines top 100 lawyers by the Asia Business Law Journal, is corporate secretary.
Other trustees are Marie Therese Jochico, Ma. Theresa Fatima Lacson, Zosimo Maravilla, Patrick Pasengco and Anthony Charlemagne Yu.*