The core of Mega Global Corporation’s business has always been malasakit. They work to improve the lives of Filipino families in whatever they do, particularly by addressing the issue of malnutrition. The Mega Bigay Sustansya program, which debuted in 2019, is built around this.
Mega has assisted in feeding hundreds of less fortunate Filipino children through the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation (MTLF), enhancing their health through wholesome meals and greater understanding of fundamental nutrition despite the epidemic. It is my great honor to attend this for the 4th time, and I’m so glad that the company still continues to help and sustain its desire to help the people by feeding food and giving meaningful impact to them.
Mega Bigay Sustansya, which is in its fourth year of altering the lives of its beneficiaries around the Philippines, has undergone a significant expansion that promises to benefit many more people. Mega Bigay Sustansya Year 4, which was formally introduced on Tuesday, June 28 at the Prime Hotel in Quezon City, promises more sustainable feeding days, more coverage, more interaction, and more partners. Representatives from partner agencies and groups attended the inaugural ceremony. Influencers and members of the media as well as mother bloggers attended the event.
To achieve its goal of program expansion, MTLF teamed up with the Department of Science and Technology, Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and Reach Out Feed Philippines (ROFP). Meals and recipes will be co-created and nutrition workshops for the parents will be developed with DOST-FNRI; DSWD will assist in gathering volunteers and identifying areas where help with malnutrition is most needed, and; ROFP will help with meal preparation and distribution, LGU coordination, and beneficiary assessment.
MTLF, along with these partner agencies and organizations, expressed their commitment to helping alleviate malnutrition among Filipino children. The number of feeding days, from 60, has been increased to 120, consisting of two meals a day for six days in a week, for a total of 160,800 meals. Moreover, geographic coverage of the program has been expanded to cover seven locations, namely NCR and Regions 3, 4A, 4B, 6, 8, and 9. Beneficiaries will cover children aged four to 12 years old.
On top of this, nutrition and meal management training for the parents and guardians of the beneficiaries will be conducted by DOST-FNRI, with the objective of program sustainability: health improvement not just through balanced meals, but also through proper knowledge of nutrition.
For MTLF and Mega as a whole, addressing the malnutrition problem in the country can be done by providing high-quality, nutritious, value-for-money products—not only for beneficiaries but for customers as well.
“The pandemic and global economic challenges have made it difficult for families from impoverished communities to provide nutritious meals for their children. We hope that Mega Bigay Sustansya will be of substantial help to Filipino families and will keep children nourished, so that they can attain good health which is so essential for their development,” said Marvin Tiu Lim, Mega’s Chief Growth and Development Officer.
“Mega Global’s relentless efforts to alleviate the malnutrition problem in the country will go a long way in building a generation of healthy Filipinos who can make a difference in their communities and the country,” said Dawn Marie Cabigon of ROFP.
DSWD’s Jason Quejada agrees. “Mega Bigay Sustansya Year 4 is a timely effort to help more families sustain proper nutrition for their children. We commend Mega Global’s efforts to address this important concern,” he said.
Jason Quejada from DSWD concurs. Mega Bigay Sustansya Year 4 is an important initiative to support more families in providing their kids with a healthy diet. We applaud Mega Global’s efforts to solve this crucial issue, the speaker remarked. The DOST-FNRI emphasized the value of educating people about nutrition. Dr. Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Director IV and Scientist IV, remarked, “Mega Bigay Sustansya gives us a fantastic opportunity to educate families and teach them about the significance of feeding their children nutritious meals.”
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