Busog, Lusog, Talino School Feeding Program
BLT School Feeding:
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BUSOG, LUSOG, TALINO (BLT)
According to the United Nations World Food Programme, hunger is a key hindrance to learning especially among school children. To help address this adverse reality, Jollibee Group Foundation embarked on the Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program with the goal of eradicating hunger among Grades 1 and 2 public school pupils.
Since its inception in 2007, the “Busog, Lusog, Talino” (BLT) School Feeding Program has endeavoured to work with communities towards addressing hunger among Grades 1 and 2 public school pupils to help them stay in school and learn better. The program is composed of four (4) key components, namely:
Through the years, the BLT Program has demonstrated that it is possible to employ a management system in doing school feeding that leads to:
Community Ownership Takes Root
Community ownership is a component of BLT that makes the program sustainable. Program partners from the different sites assume the management of the program and find their own resources especially after the three-year partnership with JGF. For example, in 2013, through the determination of the different local implementing partners, the city government of Davao has signed a Memorandum of Agreement indicating P5.7 millionworth of rice as a support to the Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program. . This grant is equivalent to the continuous implementation of the program in 142 public schools in Davao for the next five (5) years.
Public donation continues to pour in to BLT through the Jollibee Foundation coin banks placed in all JFC stores nationwide. In the US, Jollibee and Red Ribbon stores in the states of California, Nevada, and New York continued their coinbank collection from customers. This fundraising is in partnership with the Philippine Development Foundation (formerly Ayala Foundation USA).