MDPP Feeding Center located in Mother of Divine Providence Parish, San Juan Evangelista St., Payatas A, Quezon City. Founded in 1997 and currently, feeds 75 children daily.
Lourdes Feeding Center located in Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Chapel, Mayon St., Payatas B, Quezon City. It started in 1998 and currently, feeds 50 children daily.
Litex Feeding Center located in St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, Gravel Pit Road, Payatas A, Quezon City. Presently, feeds 80 children daily.
Molave Feeding Center located in St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, Lower Molave St., Payatas B, Quezon City. It started in 2007 and currently, feeds 40 children daily.
Sagrada Familia Feeding Center located in Sagrada Familia Chapel, Madjaas St. corner Mayon St., Payatas B, Quezon City. It started in 2010 and currently, feeds 30 children daily.
San Isidro Feeding Center located in San Isidro Labrador Chapel, Lower Hasmin Extension St., Payatas A, Quezon City.
Sto. Niño Feeding Center located in Sto. Niño Chapel, Sto. Niño de Payatas St., Payatas A, Quezon City. Presently, feeds 30 children daily.
Nazareno Feeding Center located in Nazareno Chapel, Yakal St., Payatas B, Quezon City. It started in 2011 and currently, feeds 40 children daily.
WHAT IS RUTF?
RUTF or Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food is an energy-dense, peanut butter like paste, but it is more than just peanut butter. It is a high energy, high protein viscous blend of peanut butter, coconut oil, soya oil, powdered sugar, dry skimmed milk powder, and vitamins/minerals. Peanuts contain monounsaturated fats, which are easy to digest, and they are rich in protein and zinc, which is good for the immune system. RUTF has a low water activity and inhibits bacterial growth. It does not require preparation or cooking. It is intended to treat severely and moderately malnourished children ages six (6) months to five (5) years old.
Project Peanut Butter (PPB) is a non-government, nonprofit organization based in United States committed to addressing the issues of severe and moderate acute malnutrition (SAM and MAM) in children, the single largest cause of child death in the world today. PPB has worked for several years in Malawi to develop home-based therapy for children with malnutrition. The food became known as Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF).
Treatment of SAM and MAM children using RUTF started in Payatas thru partnership of PPB and Payatas Orioene Foundation, Inc (PAOFI) in March 2012. I was first introduced to the children of the feeding program who are diagnosed as severely malnourished upon entry to the program.
After six months, we were able to treat more children outside feeding program. We have also extended the treatment to Lucena and Cagbalete Island last year, 2013. Presently, we have already treated thousands of severely and moderately malnourished children.
RUTF is absolutely free and is prohibited from being sold in the market or in the neighborhood. Maximum period of treatment is up to 12 weeks only from the date of enrollment.