The Wong Chu King Foundation (WCKF) is helping feed undernourished Filipino children through the Hapag-Asa Integrated Nutrition Program of Assisi Development Foundation Inc. (ADFI).
WCKF aims to perpetuate the memory of Emmanuel Wong Chu King, philanthropist and patriarch of the Wongchuking family, by helping poor and underprivileged sectors with their nutrition, education and livelihood needs.
ADFI also aims to help the poor and underprivileged by giving them access to sustainable agricultural technology, farm implements and tools; formal and non-formal education; medical assistance, facilities and health care alternatives; and opportunities for leadership, livelihood and skills training and spiritual and values formation.
“Our founder, Mr. Wong Chu King, always had a soft spot for children,” said James Navarette, WCKF general manager. “
Florinda Lacanlalay, Hapag-Asa Integrated Nutrition Program manager, said they provide supplemental feeding to undernourished children, pregnant and lactating women, in poor communities once a day, five days a week, for six months.