NVC is now on the second phase of its COVID-19 initiatives with a 5-prong package of projects for crisis-affected families. Contributions to combat COVID-19 will be applied to areas of most need at the time a donation is received.
Our Emergency Response: March-May 2020
NVC Foundation joined the fight against COVID-19 starting early March 2020. From this time to the end of May, when much of the Philippines was under quarantine, we provided food to marginalized families with decreased or no income due to work stoppage, in the form of 468,441 Mingo Meals and 4,643 Feeding Force Project meal bags. Together with volunteers, we also produced personal protective equipment (PPEs) to COVID-19 frontliners in Negros Occidental: 8,467 face shields, 17,040 lab gowns, and 4,643 face masks. We ended the PPE program on May 31, 2020 after having completed a substantial distribution of reusable PPEs.
The Fight Isn’t Over
As COVID-19 quarantines are ending and economic activity resumes, access to income, especially among the poor, is still compromised. For many, even getting back to work remains a question. To help these affected families cope, NVC’s Feeding Force Project now includes several avenues to support the poor and the hungry.
provides farm-to-table meal bags contain vegetables from small farmers, fish from marginal fishermen, rice and Mingo Meals for families of the marginalized whose incomes have been compromised because of the COVID-19 crisis.
are given to families whose access to food access is compromised, assuring them of complementary food on a sustained basis.
Gardens of Hope
helps urban communities with access to empty lots do small-scale vegetable gardening by providing seeds, simple tools and technology to improve their own food supply and to improve income through selling excess produce.
Farmers of Hope
develops communities of small farmers in the countryside, providing both internal food supply as well as opportunities to take crops to market. See this project at work