World Food Day Focuses on Remote Areas of Mindanao

Press Release:

As part of this year’s World Food Day celebrations, Unilever Philippines has again renewed its commitment to help improve the health and well-being of Filipino children by donating Php6 million to support the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) school feeding programme in remote and conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao.
The amount is being donated through Unilever’s number one food brand, Knorr, and will be used to provide 600,000 hot nutritious school meals to 100,000 public elementary school children in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, and Lanao del Norte. WFP will be carrying out the programme in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Department of Education.
“We would like to thank Unilever for its consistent and valuable support to WFP in the Philippines. Over the years, Unilever has mobilized its different brands to come up with innovative and creative ways to help raise awareness of, and mobilize resources for, the fight against hunger – they are true champions of the cause,” said WFP Philippines Representative and Country Director Stephen Anderson.
“The support that we give to school feeding is just one part of the overall sustainable living plan of Unilever to help improve the nutrition levels of Filipino children and contribute to the Philippines’ effort to meets its Millennium Development Goal targets. But we cannot do this alone. We are privileged to have as a global partner such as the World Food Programme to help us in achieving this goal,” added Unilever Philippines Foods and Customer Development Director Carl Cruz.
Unilever has contributed to WFP and its fight against hunger in the Philippines since 2008, through the global event “Walk the World,” organised in collaboration with TNT Express and DSM to raise funds and awareness for WFP’s work. In the Philippines, Walk the World has generated over PhP13.8 million to fund school meals.
Globally, Unilever has been a WFP corporate partner since December 2006, donating a total of US$18.7 million to support WFP’s work around the world.

About WFP
WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries. For more details see: http://www.wfp.org/rss.
Twitter: @wfp_asia and @wfp_philippines and @wfp_media
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About Unilever
Unilever works to create a better future every day. We help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. We are one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong local roots in more than 100 countries. Consumers buy 170 billion Unilever packs around the world every year, and our products are used over two billion times a day. Our portfolio includes some of the world’s best known brands such as Knorr, Lipton, Dove, Sunsilk, Surf and Rexona.
Our ambition is to double the size of our business, while reducing our overall environmental impact (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal). We are also committed to doing what we can to improve health, nutrition and hygiene, with goals to help more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, as well as to source all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020. Supporting our three big goals are more than 50 time-based targets in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.
For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit http://www.unilever.com.

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