The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI distributed family food packs to far flung communities in Alimodian town whose livelihood are affected by the community quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The agency distributed a total of 1,874 family food packs (FFPs) to families in the 51 barangays in Alimodian town in Iloilo last June 8.
Among those who received the food packs were the indigenous cultural communities of the town.
The FFPs with a total worth of P993,220 was distributed by the Disaster Response Management Division of DSWD FO6 together with the representatives from partner agencies including the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Local Government Unit of Alimodian.
Since the start of the quarantine period in Iloilo, the DSWD FO6 has been augmenting food packs and other non-food items to various LGUs in the region.
As of June 12, the agency was already able to provide 82,711 FFPs with a total cost of P33,242,285. (DSWD-6, Photo by Atty. Hermie Jun Toledo of NCIP)