55,466 senior citizens in Valenzuela receive special food packs
CALOOCAN CITY, July 4 (PIA) –A total of 55,466 Valenzuelano lolos and lolas are expected to receive special food packs from the City Government from July 3 to 5, 2020, as part of the City Government’s annual gift-giving tradition.
The “Food Pack nina Lolo at Lola,” initiative aims to keep the aged adults from the city’s 33 barangays happy and healthy amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The special food pack distribution uses food voucher system delivered directly to the elders’ home to ensure that the senior citizens remain safe from the COVID-19 virus. Only senior citizens registered with the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) by June 22 are eligible to receive the food packs.
Valenzuelano senior citizens re advised to request for their nearest kin to redeem their special gifts on their behalf. Representatives are required to bring a valid ID and the original OSCA-issued ID of the senior citizen.
Food packs can only be claimed at the designated date, time and redemption site indicated on the voucher to regulate the number of people at the 3S Centers where distributions are held.
The food packs contain rice, canned goods, instant noodles, sugar, and a box of calcium carbonate tablets. Additional canned goods were donated by CDO Foodsphere, Inc., one of the city’s top job providers and an advocate for closing the hunger gap.
“Food Pack nina Lolo at Lola” is an offshoot of the “Pasko Sa Hulyo Para Kay Lolo at Lola,” one of the projects to care for and pamper the senior citizens of Valenzuela City. Under the “Pasko Sa Hulyo” project, 54,527 lolos and lolas were gifted with two 5-kg.sacks of rice last year. (PIO Valenzuela/PIA-NCR)