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FEATURE: Kutitap Feeding Program shines in Tarlac

 Vic Altiche | January 14, 2019

In July 2018, Pilmico’s Kutitap Feeding Program was held in Calangitan Elementary School and Manga Elementary School in Capas, Tarlac as part of National Nutrition Month. The students’ daily meals were supplemented by nutritious bread and biscuits made from Pilmico flour.

The Kutitap Feeding Program in Tarlac delivers daily bread to students to give them the energy they need for school in the morning. This program seamlessly aligns with the DepEd’s school-based feeding program that serves a full lunch meal to the students.

Napakablessed ng Calangitan, lalo na ang mga bata dito. Kung minsan nga walang pasok so sa susunod na linggo o araw, dumodoble ang order at mas maraming tinapay nakukuha nila. Natuto na rin sila magshare kasi kung minsan may sobra, binibigyan nila yung mga batang walang baon. Yung mga walang baon naman mas pumapasok na rin sila dahil alam nilang may tinapay para sa kanila.

– Zaldy Altomas, Calangitan Elementary School

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Malaking tulong kasi nagstastart and school-based feeding namin ng 11 so bago magfeeding ng 11 pinapakain pa namin sila ng bread. Ngayon, dahil umaga pa lang ay nakakakain na sila mas nagiging active sila. Mahirap kasi yung magconcentrate talaga ng gutom, di ba?

– Liza Mendoza, Nutrition Coordinator, Manga Elementary School

Today, half a year later, the students of Calangitan and Manga Elementary School go through each school day with full tummies and bright minds. What’s more, the Kutitap Feeding Program also helps the local bakeshop, Norlyn’s Bakery, the supplier of breads for the schools. The family-owned bakery started out in Baguio in 1997 but, two years later, found its home in Tarlac City. Owner Normelinda Chavez attests to using Pilmico Flour almost the same time they started operations in Tarlac as it was also highly recommended by their supplier.

 

 

Even as they are based in Tarlac City, Normelinda brushes off the challenge of traveling to Capas is menial compared to the help it gives their business and the value for money she gets from Pilmico for the flour.

Malaking tulong talaga eh kahit na malayo. Yung flour pa, maraming nagagawang tinapay tsaka alam na rin ng customers ko ang quality at ineexpect na nila ito. Nagpapasalamat talaga ako dahil kami ang napili para sa Kutitap Feeding Program.

– Normelinda Chavez, Owner, Norlyn’s Bakery