Filipino children deserve healthier, more frequent meals
It is universally known that children need sustenance most especially for proper development. Despite recent economic growths for the country, millions of children in poverty are still in need of support.
Despite the seemingly cheap cost of even the high-range of every-day meals, it is also important to put this into the context of how much a household earns in a day.
As a minimum-wage earner, you can expect to earn ~500 PHP ($10 USD) in a day.
For most families in poverty, it’s a good day to have 100 PHP ($2 USD) in their pockets from 15 hours of work.
Everyday meals in the Philippines for one person can range from 10 PHP (20 cents USD) to 300+ PHP (6+ USD).
Nutritionally, this range translates to eating reheated spoiled left-overs from restaurants to a well-balanced meal.
Three in every 10 (30.3 %) Filipino children age 0-59 months are stunted *
Two in every 10 (19.1 %) Filipino children age 0 -59 months are underweight
64.1% of total Filipino households are food insecure.
Philippines has a 20.1 Global Hunger Index score, which means that it suffers from a level of hunger that is serious.
Let's make an impact on children's nutrition in the Philippines
What a child eats can have a lasting impact on their health throughout adolescence and adulthood. For instance, children require a variety of nutrient-dense foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, fish to grow and develop properly. Healthy food can help children and teens grow physically strong and do well academically. It can also help prevent disease and issues such as obesity, dental cavities, and iron-deficiency anemia.
Hunger Free Philippines offers meals to children living on the streets. We also offer donors the opportunity to sponsor a child’s meal so that they get the nutrition they need to grow and develop. With your help, you are giving them the chance to flourish and thrive.
3 in every 10 (30.3 %) Filipino children under age 5 are stunted.
Let's help them get the nourishment they need.