The official Eat So They Can weekend is now only three months away! We’ve heard of some amazing events being planned and some have even already taken place. Thank you so much to everyone who is helping us achieve our goal of feeding 2,000 children this year. Remember, if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still plenty of time left! Go to the sign up page here - it only takes 10 seconds.
Here's an example of where the funds raised through Eat So They Can will go. Located in San Agustin, in the Romblon Province of the Philippines, the Center for Volunteerism in the Philippines is starting a project called Feeding Minds and Bodies.
San Agustin is a small coastal town in the archipelagic province of Romblon, around 350km south of the capital city Manila. Romblon is the fifth poorest province of the Philippines, with 68% of the population living below the poverty line and 55.7% below the food threshold. Children are particularly impacted by these statistics.
The Feeding Minds and Bodies Program will provide a daily nutritious snack and vitamin to the San Agustin school children during morning recess to compensate for not having a nutritious breakfast at home beforehand. This will help to increase the children’s concentration and comprehension in class, allowing them to perform better, as well as improving school attendance and reducing malnutrition in the area.
With your help, the GVN Foundation and Eat So They Can would like to support this program, which will benefit 250 primary school children in San Agustin, and help to feed minds and bodies in this impoverished area. Together we can work towards a brighter future for these children!
Keep an eye out for the Eat So They Can July Newsletter, which should be released sometime next week - it will be full of updates, advice and information on the campaign. We wish you all the best in your event planning!
- Elizabeth and the ESTC Team