KAIN Po, the flagship feeding program of the Century Pacific Group – RSPo Foundation, marked the delivery of its 15 millionth meal in a joint event with Move.Org Foundation. During the event held last month, students from the MovEd Pre School in Pasig City welcomed CPG-RSP founder Ricardo S. Po, members of his family, and guests as they celebrated KAIN Po’s major milestone.
KAIN Po Feeding program initially targeted serving 300,000 free meals when it started in 2010. Since then, it has grown exponentially to 15 million meals in just 5 years by working primarily with the Department of Education and NGOs targeting the severely malnourished segment of the student population estimated at 1.8 million Filipino children.
The milestone event held at MovEd which was founded in 2012 by Alexandra M. Eduque. The organization provides early childhood care and development programs in underserved communities.
CPG RSP’s support for in school feeding programs stems from the research of DepEd – Health and Nutrition Centre that under nutrition is one of the culprits of high dropout rates of the school-age children. With the intervention of the KAIN Po Feeding Program, participating students showed less absences and better school performance due to improved nutrition.
“We hope to continue to provide children across the country with the opportunity to benefit from their education by supporting both their physical and mental wellbeing.” said Mr. Ricardo S. Po Sr. when asked if the Foundation intends to continue its ambitious track to deliver meals.