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Want to participate in a feeding program? These organizations seek volunteers!

“We are in front of a global scandal of around one billion—one billion people who still suffer from hunger today,” declared Pope Francis on December 9, 2013. “We cannot look the other way and pretend this does not exist. The food available in the world is enough to feed everyone.”

With enough food to go around, what the world needs now are people willing to make the time and effort to help nourish the hungry.   

Always wanted to volunteer to a soup kitchen but don’t know where to go? Check out these three non-profits that welcome your help to further their cause of feeding the poor. 

Also Read: How you can turn your hobby into a personal advocacy

Feeding Sisters 

“A child responds better on a full stomach,” wrote Feeding Sisters on its Facebook page dated July 20. “A child learns more when she/he is not hungry. A child is happier on a full belly. It is easier to learn respect & kindness on a full belly. Let the children come. Let them eat. Let them learn. Let them happy.”

Besides their mutual love for travel, team members Krisna Buds Delfin, Karen Nifled Azlise, and Nadine Aquino-Delos Santos share a mutual love for charity work.  The trio’s trips have since become more meaningful when they made a tradition of sharing food and basic necessities to communities in need.

Aside from volunteers, Feeding Sisters––whose next outreach program is on August 25 at Luisiana, Laguna––accepts vitamins, seeds for livelihood, hygiene supplies, school supplies, educational materials, and parlor games and prizes. To learn more, you can contact the organization thru mobile at (0919) 427-3739 or send them an email at [email protected].

Lugaw ni San Jose

Founded 15 years ago by Freddie Frillarte, a balikbayan and former food and beverage manager at the Sheraton Hotel in Florida, USA, Lugaw ni San Jose offers simple fare for free every Fridays at 6 am, 12 noon, and 6 pm in front of the Quiapo Church at Plaza Miranda. 

Lugaw ni San Jose accepts donations in cash and in kind. For more information, contact Ricardo Alberto at (0949) 443-0506 or Tatay Freddy at (0928) 660-9845. You can also send them an email at [email protected].

Feeding Change Philippines (FCP)

FeedFeeding the hungry is part of the six sectors supported by Feeding Change Philippines (education, environment, building, people, animals, and medical). Volunteers can join coastal cleanups, medical missions, and back-to-school programs. Beneficiaries include indigenous people like the Mangyan and Dumagat tribes. 

“I started volunteering for FCP when one of its core officers invited me to join the Payatas Outreach Program,” wrote Kaye Aye Cortuna on FCP’s Facebook page. “From then on, I started to become an active volunteer. I participated in different programs like visiting home for the aged, giving help to less fortunate kids, beach cleanups and helping local communities. I already joined 5 FCP outreach programs and looking forward for more.”

Want to be an FCP volunteer like Kaye? You can reach the organization via mobile at (0926) 169-1011 or email at [email protected]. As FCP likes to say, “There is no Vol_nteer without U!” 



Text by Joy Rojas.

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