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DSWD augments over P22.1 million worth of food packs to NCR

DSWD

In continuation of the provision of assistance to areas under granular lockdown in Metro Manila, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported that it has augmented over P22.1 million worth of family food packs (FFPs) to local government units (LGUs), as of September 30.

The assistance comprised of 15,500 FFPs that were prepositioned to 16 LGUs in Metro Manila, and 21,222 FFPs which were released to the LGUs of Caloocan, Pasay, Pateros, San Juan, and Quezon City upon receipt of official request.

The Pasig City LGU informed the DSWD Field Office (FO) National Capital Region (NCR) that they have not implemented any lockdowns yet. Nonetheless, the Department assured the Pasig LGU that it has food packs readily available for them if needed.

The provision of FFPs is a co-sharing responsibility of DSWD and the concerned LGUs as mandated in the Memorandum Circular No. 11, series of 2021. Households in lockdown areas are expected to receive food packs from their respective LGU for the first seven days while the DSWD will augment on the eight and following days of the quarantine.

The Department also assured the public that it will continue to coordinate with the LGUs of Metro Manila to immediately facilitate the augmentation of FFPs and other necessary assistance for the affected population.