Sunday, August 3, 2008

Father Fernando Suarez Feeding Program and Education Assistance Program

FEEDING PROGRAM – Batangas City, Phil. On Feb.6, 2008, Fr. Jeff Shannon with
Canadian volunteers participated in the 5th school to launch the MMP Feeding Program in Pagkilatan Elementary School, Batangas City.

Currently, Mary Mother of the Poor’s Feeding program provides for 3,000 malnourished students in 5 schools: Pulot Aplaya (seashore), Pulot Itaas (mountain top), De La Paz Itaas (mountain top as well), Ilihan and recently launched in Pagkilatan.
The cooking is done by volunteers consisting of parents and teachers. Principals of the schools determine which students from very poor families are in dire need of food. The respective schools provide for the utensils and the budget provided by
the Foundation is used solely for food. he schools provide lunch 5 days a week which
includes fish, vegetables and other nutritious food.

All schools fall under Fr. Eugene Peñaloza
IV’s, Parish of St. Michael the Archangel.

EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – Phil.Mary Mother of the Poor is currently assisting
116 students in different levels: 40 in high school 60 in elementary school, 16 in college, 4 of which are seminarians: 4 from St. Frances de Sales in Lipa, 1 from St. Paul in Tagaytay, and 1 from SVD
(Society of Divine Word) in Tagaytay as well.
The criteria are that the students are poor and deserving, with good academic standing. The term of the assistance is full term up to graduation.
Ongoing monitoring of academic standing is done through report cards and regular interviews.

To help, please mail your donations
payable to Mary Mother of the Poor to:
Canada: Tel: 613 225-6212
1568 Merivale Rd., Suite 103
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2G 5Y7
USA: Tel: 815 262-1691
5411 East State St. #356
Rockford, IL USA 61108
Philippines: Tel: 632 772-2190
22 Don Ramon Santos St, Phase 6 A, BF Homes
Parañaque City, Philippines