Monday, August 31, 2009

Feeding children at Lahing Lahing...

We re-launched the Feeding program for the children of Lahing-lahing, Mabolo, Cebu City last August 22, 2009. Lord willing, we will be doing it every Saturday.

We start out by singing some songs. Favorites include "The Love of Jesus is sweet and marvelous" and "Milk". Then if the kids are in the mood, and most of the time they are, we play some games. Then we go on with story-telling time. We share to them some stories from the Bible to remind them that God loves them. And then finally we eat!

These are some of the pictures that we took. Enjoy!

Eating time... :D (This is the picture taken from the last feeding program, c/o HCSI) We were so busy that day that no one was able to take a picture of the eating time. :(

Eating time again... (Still an outdated picture...)

These are some of the kids that are fed. They are so cute, aren't they?

Some of my schoolmates from CIE came over to help with the feeding. They also sponsored the food. Thank you so much to them! (This is the updated pic. :D)

We were also playing some games... :D

This is singing time! That's my sister in the white shirt! :D

In behalf of the kids of Lahing-lahing, we would like to thank God for His provision and goodness. We would also like to thank for the VitaMeal sponsored by Union Galvasteel, led by Ms. Aiza and Mr. Arnel. I would also like to thank David Jereos of the Create Abundance 2020, and also Kuya Jun and company.

We spend about Php1,000.00 every saturday to feed about 50+ children. We use this money to buy and prepare the food that is mixed with Vitameal, in order to help combat malnutrition. If you would like to make a contribution, you can email me.

Thank you!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What do we need to get the Food Network Project going?

The Food Network System has one goal - to make sure that EVERYONE gets good food.

How do we do that?

1. "Guaranteed Fresh Food!" Certification - We make sure that restaurants never "recycle" their unsold food products. We will have collectors at the end of every day to collect all the unsold food from each participating restaurant.

Collectors have to make sure that they have collected ALL unsold food from the restaurant. They have to check possible areas of storage for unsold food that isn't surrendered. Participating restaurants will receive a special certification indicating that they serve "Guaranteed Fresh Food!".

2. "Sanitation Guaranteed!" Level Certification - We can easily test for the sanitation level of a restaurant by checking the unsold food for bacteria, spoilage, rotting, etc. If their unsold food by the end of the day is dirty, then so is their restaurant. However, if the unsold food is germ-free, then one can easily conclude that the same is true with their restaurant. After all, the restaurant would normally care so little for the handling of unsold food products, and if even those are clean, then how much more those that are sold before the day was even over.

Participating restaurants are given a certification for their level of sanitation. This would encourage restaurants to aim for the highest level of sanitation, as a higher level of certification would definitely boost their PR.

3. "Food for the Hungry" - Now, what do we do with all the unsold food that we have collected? These food products are still edible and, most likely, clean (thank you to the sanitary practices motivated by the "Sanitation Guaranteed Certification"). What do we do with the clean and edible food? Well, of course, we give it away to the hungry, and yet cannot afford to buy. These are EXTRA food. So let's feed some hungry people.

Feeding poor and hungry people, could help them get their mind off the next meal. This could help them focus more on studying (for students), looking for a job (for the unemployed), and even making a business plan (for the entrepreneur at heart). The bottom line is, people who are not hungry are less inclined to steal, kill, or get angry. People who are hungry have more difficulty concentrating, working, and getting things done. So, let's feed some hungry people, and let's make our world a better place.

So by the end of the day, we made sure that restaurant eaters always get good food. Thanks to the "Guaranteed Fresh Food" and "Sanitation Guaranteed" Certifications. And we also made sure that poor and hungry people get to eat good food too. Thanks to the "Food for the Hungry" set-up.

So by the end of the day, the Food Network has made sure that EVERYONE gets good food.

This is what we need to get this project going.

Thank you and Enjoy!