SSS Butuan launches supplementary feeding program
By Robert E. Roperos
Butuan City (23 September) -- The Social Security System (SSS), Butuan Branch through its branch manager Raine Jamero, officially launched this morning, September 21, the SSS Supplementary Feeding Program at Mahay Elementary School, Brgy. Mahay, this city with the presence of Commissioner Jose Sonny Matula, Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr., and representatives of the Department of Education (DepEd).
Prior to the launching, said officials and representatives signed a memorandum of understanding for the conduct of the feeding program.
In an earlier statement, Jamero said the feeding program will be conducted three times a week for two months to 129 children-beneficiaries from the said school.
The SSS Supplementary Feeding Program is part of SSS' corporate social responsibility thrust. Since 2008, SSS has allotted funds to be utilized for the supplementary feeding of undernourished school children.
For 2010, by virtue of SSC Resolution No. 358-s. 2010, SSS has allotted P4.5 million for the said program. To date, 68 public schools and institutions and 5,444 school children have already benefited from the program. (PIA-Caraga) [top]