Category: Mingo Meals

Happy Birthday, Joven!
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Happy Birthday, Joven!

Happy birthday, Joven! His mother isn’t sure whether Joven turns five or six today, but after having given birth 14 times (with eight children surviving) and living on a husband’s daily income of Php 180, we can’t blame her if she can no longer keep track. We first met Joven in Davao Occidental when he...

534 LoveBags and 2,800 Mingo Meals in honor of Mikel
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534 LoveBags and 2,800 Mingo Meals in honor of Mikel

Mikel Lovina’s family and friends comes through once again! The 22-km Mikel Lovina Jamborun held on February 3, 2019 commemorated the passing of Mikel Lovina, who was only 18 when he died in a car accident. Started as a family fun run in 2013, it’s become a yearly tradition and has now evolved into a...

Watch The Lion King and support Mingo Meals
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Watch The Lion King and support Mingo Meals

Balsam Brands, a US-based e-commerce company with operations in the Philippines, is hosting a screening of: The Lion King on July 17, 2019 (4:00 pm) at Ayala Malls the 30th, Pasig City Buy your tickets here Watch for a Cause Each ticket is Php 550.00, and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to NVC’s...

Update from the Village of Glab
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Update from the Village of Glab

Sometime last year, we read the story of a boy who died of malnutrition in a village called Glab in the far reaches of Zamboanga del Sur in Mindanao. We set out to search for the area, difficult and challenging though it was, because we knew that if there was news of one malnourished child,...

Department of Science and Technology visits NVC Production Plant
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Department of Science and Technology visits NVC Production Plant

It took eight years and over 8 million Mingo Meals before the father of Mingo finally visited the production plant that he inspired. Engineer Rowen Gelonga (pictured on the right), Regional Director of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST), pushed NVC all those years ago to look into the plight of infants and...

Mingoy Goes on Emergency Relief
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Mingoy Goes on Emergency Relief

Mingoy, NVC’s food shuttle, was designed to go anywhere it’s needed in Negros and neighboring islands. Two days after a fire that affected 17 households in Purok Kahirup,Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Mingoy was on the scene to distribute Mingo Meals to children and arroz caldo with pan de sal to adults taking shelter in an...

February 22, 2019February 25, 2019by
Mingoy’s First Voyage Celebrates an 84th Birthday
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Mingoy’s First Voyage Celebrates an 84th Birthday

Mingoy, NVC’s food shuttle, went on its first Mingo mission on February 19, 2019–two days after its inauguration. Its maiden voyage was sponsored by the loved ones of NVC member Nelia Jacinto, who was celebrating her 84th birthday. In Nelia’s honor, Mingoy drove up to Km 84 and reached Brgy. Biniquil, Kabankalan, where we distributed...

February 19, 2019February 25, 2019by
Meet Mingoy, NVC’s food shuttle
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Meet Mingoy, NVC’s food shuttle

Where there are hungry children in the Philippines, there’s no mountain high enough, no valley low enough, no river wide enough to keep Mingo from getting to empty stomachs to nourish and sustain. But beginning February 17, 2019, NVC can do its job a lot faster with the inauguration of its food shuttle, Mingoy. It’s...

Eilidh celebrates her first birthday with gifts for NVC
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Eilidh celebrates her first birthday with gifts for NVC

While we were sleeping, a generous donation for Mingo Meals came in, immediately followed by another set of donations for LoveBags and LoveFits slippers. To celebrate Eilidh’s first birthday, her parents requested donations for these NVC projects instead of presents. We think that it’s not just a charming way to celebrate. It also gives little...

Mingo Cards 2019 set to feed 40 children for 6 months
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Mingo Cards 2019 set to feed 40 children for 6 months

If you gave or received a card like this one, know NVC has started–with proceeds from the sales–to enroll 40 children in NVC’s Mingo Meals nutrition program that will provide them with daily access to this instant meal made of rice, mongo and malunggay for six months. The children come from an impoverished shoreline village...