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Bacolod student volunteers pack meals for Marawi evacuees

Around 200 St. John’s Institute student volunteers in Bacolod City helped pack fortified rice meals for displaced families in Marawi City.
In total, 250 boxes were packed, each containing 36 rice meals, which will be sent to Mindanao for the evacuees.
SJI student council president Angela Terese Yu said this is how they show their concern for the displaced families.
“Seeing all these students from different ages, some are in grade 6, some are in grade 5 even, all of them understand our need to help those afflicted and that’s really nice,” Yu said.
Jomar Fleras, executive director of Rise Against Hunger, said th e student council partnered with them, together with the alumni association and the parents association.
Fleras said they have been implementing feeding programs in different parts of the country for quite some time.