DSWD, 4th District Suki for Food Packs Expands Prgram for Communities in Need
In the aftermath of the back to back typhoons Egay and Falcon during the first week of July, the DSWD once again responded to the call for food packs to distribute to communities living in the District’s low-lying areas that are adjacent to the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS). But beyond relief work, DSWD has also beefed up its package of assistance under a new program. The total of 2,100 food packs that augmented the sacks of relief goods distributed by Rep. Villarica's office were distributed as follows: Marilao, 1000 bags for Brgys. Tabing-Ilog, Saog, Nagbalon, Sta. Rosa II, and Abangan Norte; Meycauayan City, 1000 bags for Brgys. Banga and Calvario; Obando, 100 bags for Brgy. Pag-asa. DSWD, which offers food packs under its program called Assistance to Communities in Need or those affected by Disasters, is now also offering a program called Cash / Food for Work (C/FFW) as a short-term intervention or transition support to provide temporary employment to distressed/ displaced individuals by participating in or undertaking preparedness, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation or risk reduction projects and activities in their communities or in evacuation centers. In exchange for the work rendered, program recipients are provided with cash / food for their basic necessities. While the C/FFW is still to be operationalised in the District, DSWD’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) for medical, burial and educational assistance is on-going.