Rising Up Against Hunger

Rising Up Against Hunger


How does one rise up against hunger? Many Filipino parents will give slightly differing answers, but will all point to one thing: finish education and get a nice job. But plans like these are not as straightforward as they sound. People’s relationship with hunger and poverty will always be messy at best. This truth is what gave birth to nutrition programs, like Puso Kitchen and other similar initiatives.

Safety Nets

School feeding programs have been defined by the World Bank as “targeted social safety nets that provide both educational and health benefits to the most vulnerable children, thereby increasing enrollment rates, reducing absenteeism, and improving food security at the household level.” What SPECS Foundation is aiming for are community feeding programs that will produce results that make a difference to the children’s everyday lives. Healthier kids are the happiest kids. In turn, they perform well in school since truancy becomes a thing of the past. School performance greatly improves and this will have a direct effect on the students’ grades. Then, they can achieve what Filipino parents wish for: a child who graduated from college.

Goals Met

Promotion principles based on health would perhaps call children’s feeding programs a tremendous success. These community-based projects aim to let community health members promote mutual cooperation, empowerment of community leaders, strengthen communities, and deliver health-promoting messages and activities. Yes, SPECS Foundation acknowledges that their goals were met. Now, it’s time for even loftier purposes.

About Specs Foundation

Our team is composed of highly skilled Social Workers, Pastors, Care Workers and efficient Administrators. We all come together to ensure that the children, families and communities under our programs are given the best support and care possible.

SPECS was started in 1986 by a group of Christian workers who saw the hunger, and risks the children were exposed to. They undertook the management and delivery of the different services and care for the poor families in the various communities in Pasay City.​ In 1987, it was registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission as a non-profit, non-stock, non-government organization. In 2002, SPECS built a home for boys and girls in Pasay City.

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Phone: +(63) 998-311-0077
Email: info@SpecsFoundation.com