List: Places where you can volunteer and help children fight hunger

MANILA, Philippines – When you finally get your days off, what do you do?

Apart from having drinks with friends, heading out to the mall with family or spending some me-time at home, why not consider volunteering for a change? 

Use your free time into something productive and life-changing. The best part is you can still spend some quality time with your loved ones.

When ordinary people come together for one cause, the possibilities are endless. Touch the lives of children who go about their days with an empty stomach. Even for just one day, you can do your part and help the next generation who suffer from hunger and malnutrition.

Though you many not feel a direct impact from the Philippines’ hunger issues, the problem is real. But the solution is within reach. (READ: Inspire action: U4HK continues the fight against hunger and malnutrition

Here’s something to make your life a little bit easier. Check out the list of activities that you and your loved ones can do this summer.   

ISABEL, LEYTE

When: All weekdays of April*

Where: Leyte, Industrial and Development Estate (LIDE), Municipality of Isabel, Leyte

What: Project Yolanda – DRILLS (Developing Resiliency in Local Leadership and Schools of Haiyan)

As one of the special projects of Children’s Hour, in partnership with Pasar Foundation Inc., under Health and Nutrition, the program aims to help children from Isabel (Western part of Leyte) become healthy, literate and safe. Their goal is to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in local schools and lessen their vulnerabilities against disaster.

The project gives free meals in schools for 120 days and provides parents and school officials guidance to manage health and nutrition issues through the production of local food in support of the schools’ Gulayan sa Paaralan. 

What you can do: Help prepare meals during the feeding program at Children Shelter, Pangarap Foundation. Cook in the kitchen for large groups with the ingredients provided. Help in the clean up after prepraration, sanitize the feeding area, wash dishes and dispose of waste

Who: Contact Ms. Mhea Alcaron, Sustainability Officer of Pangarap Foundation at +639991879280

SAN CARLOS, PANGASINAN 

When: April 3 to 28 (except weekends)*

Where: Pangasinan

What: Summer Meals for Kids Feeding Program

What you can do: Prepare and serve food for theduration of the feeding program

Who: Email: info@feedphilippines.org, contact them at +639178602006 or +023690730

Be updated on weekly volunteer programs. Check this page for new opportunities and be a part of the fight against hunger. – Rappler.com

*Schedules may change without prior notice. Visit https://hangryabouthunger.u4hk.ph/volunteer to confirm these activities.