Food Share Program 2022

The Rotary Club of Makati, through Kabisig ng Kalahi, Inc., in collaboration with the E. Zobel Foundation, DSWD IV-A, MSWDO, and LGU Calatagan, sponsored 30 families in Barangay Bagong Silang for the Food Share Program. This program which was launched last September 16, 2022, seeks to prevent hunger immediately following the economic slowdown caused by the pandemic by providing a rice ration of 20 kilograms per family every other month for a period of six months.

The initiative also intends to reduce food insecurity and enhance nutritional intake in families with pregnant or breastfeeding mothers by establishing a community garden with the assistance of local partner agencies to teach program beneficiaries in seed culture, planting, and improved harvesting practices. To help them get started, the barangay has also provided a section of a lot to be cultivated. We hope that at the end of this six-month program, we will have created community members who will contribute towards a more resilient food system.

SIGLA Complementary Food Production 2022

The SIGLA CFPF is granted by an additional machine from the DOST-FNRI. The project received the first Low Heat – Low Humidity Dryer (LH2 Dryer) of the FNRI. This type of dryer is suitable for drying fruits and vegetables in which it retains the nutrient content of the item for consumption.

Following the arrival of the equipment is the training of the members of the SIGLA in using the equipment. The women are also trained on how to produce dried food products from the LH2 Dryer. The initial training was conducted last June 2022 and will be continued in September 2022 for the second part of the training.

Museum Tour 2022

As of 2022, the Museo De Enrique Zobel already accommodated more than 12,000 visitors both foreign and local. The Museum is open to the public from Mondays-Fridays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and during Saturdays 9am-12nn. Special museum viewing can also be arranged with EZF.