Feed the Hungry Philippines ( FtH ) a charitable institution based in Washington, D.C. USA donated gift packs containing rice, milk, canned goods, sugar, noodles, toiletries etc. to some 200 poor families of Oroquieta City on January 27, 2012 at the Oroquieta City ABC Gym. The US based institution that started in 1993 as a gift-giving and feeding project for indigent children in the Philippines by a group of World Bank Group and IMF Filipino staff is headed by its Chairman of the Board Mrs. Lottie T. Buhain who traveled all the way from the US together with the officers and FilAm volunteers. To date, FtH has an array of programs concerning Feeding and Nutrition, Education, Infrastructure ( classroom and water system) Calamity Relief and Emergency Medical Assistance (CREMA),Gift-giving and Livelihood that directly benefited recipients in the Philippines and the US. The group was requested and introduced here by Dr. Zosimo Micabalo a long time practicing physician in the US who happens to be an Oroquietanian known for his humanitarian deeds.
The gift giving ceremony was witnessed by representatives of the City Department of Social Welfare and Development ( DSWD) who made the evaluation and listing of target beneficiaries, Barangay Officials, City Councilors and staff from the City Mayor's Office who also facilitated the gift giving affair.(SIDLAK)