Our business operates in communities that depend on us as much as we rely on them. We sustain their health and wellness, livelihood and development
The Del Monte Pacific Group develops the quality of life of communities where we operate. Del Monte Foods’ Corporate Giving Programme identifies and supports local and national organisations that make a difference in the US.
Del Monte Foundation, Inc. in the Philippines spearheads our corporate social responsibility in the local communities through its mission to promote social progress through rural education, youth development, skills training, delivery of basic community services and environmental conservation. The Foundation employs a framework that identifies and selects community projects.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
1. Del Monte Foundation participates in the Zero Extreme Poverty 2030 Movement (ZEP2030), an initiative of Civil Society Organisations that aims to uplift 1 million Filipino families from extreme poverty by 2030.
2. As a local convenor, the Foundation is the lead organisation on the ground in charge of different stakeholders in the area as well as member organisations of the Movement.
3. The Foundation, in partnership with Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc., installed 25 water systems, benefitting about 154 households. The project is part of the ZEP2030 initiative.
4. In FY20, the Mobile Clinic served about 34,000 patients in 50 barangays, continuing its operation even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
5. The Foundation conducted Medical and Dental Clinics in eight areas of Bukidnon, benefiting about 2,000 patients, and provided health apparatus to 23 barangay health centres.
6. The Foundation conducted 11 health education sessions with 690 participants, the topics pertain to family values, health and nutrition, prevention and treatment of common illnesses, family planning, financial management and other community concerns.
7. In FY20, around 500 community health workers attended training sessions in Bukidnon for them to can render effective services to their patients.
8. The Cannery donated an ambulance to Barangay Bugo to help ferry emergency patients to health facilities.
9. The Foundation received a Plaque of Appreciation from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for serving the upland community and supporting the celebration of the “Aldaw Ta Kitanglad” (Kitanglad Day).
10. The Foundation was given a Plaque of Appreciation by the Municipality of Sumilao for its unselfish commitment, generous contribution, unwavering support and active involvement in health programs for Sumilao.
The Foundation conducts community-based skills trainings to provide access to technical education for out-of-school youth and unemployed family heads. The skills learned are used for employment or self-employment.
1. The Foundation’s Community Education Centre is accredited by the Philippine Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
2. We conduct technical skills training courses.
a. Graduates take national certification exams given by TESDA and are assisted by the government’s employment office for job placement.
b. Others opt to be self-employed and are given start-up assistance by the Department of Social Welfare and Development or Local Government Units (LGU).
3. The Foundation partners with the Department of Labour and Employment and TESDA to coordinate and facilitate employment programme activities such as job fair and career coaching, giving training graduates more access to employment.
4. The Foundation received a Plaque of Recognition from the TESDA for its contribution and support to the development of technical education and skills development by facilitating community-based training at remote areas of Bukidnon.
5. There were a total of 395 graduates from 12 training disciplines
a. Close to 100 beneficiaries gained employment and are earning at least the minimum wage.
b. The graduates underwent training in housekeeping, electrical installation and maintenance, welding, beauty care services, driving and small engine servicing.
6. We conducted training, in partnership with the LGU, to help equip and strengthen the Indigenous People (IP) organisation.
7. A group of 30 IP in Sumilao underwent training in beads-making for the production of ornaments of Bukidnon tribes.
8. Graduates of welding training fabricated and donated two playground equipment to barangay parks made from scrap materials.
9. Del Monte Foundation conducts its Home Care Education, a 5-month programme that teaches women proper nutrition, preventive health, family planning, herbal remedies, emergency care and livelihood skills.
Del Monte is committed to education and youth development. Through the Del Monte Foundation, gifted children earn quality education from primary level up to post-graduate studies through our academic, grants-in-aid and sports scholarships.
1. Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) partnered with NutriAsia to launch the “Share-a-Chair” programme which aims to repurpose plastic waste into school chairs and teachers’ tables and chairs.
- The project aimed to collect 20MT used plastics to be converted to 600 school chairs, equivalent to 12 classrooms.
2. Before the community quarantine, the partnership collected 19.3MT of plastic waste.
a. A total of 550 school chairs were converted by a recycling company which will be distributed when non-essential transport of goods is allowed by the government.
3. The Foundation collaborated with Mind Mobile, a mobile extension of the Mind Museum.
a. It is science-on-wheels that features innovative shows and workshops bringing wonder and discovery to underserved communities in Visayas and Mindanao.
b. The Mind Mobile aims to dispel fear of science, enhance classroom learning and inspire students towards a science-related course where there is greater potential in terms of future opportunities and employment.
4. Del Monte Foundation hosted the Mind Mobile in Camp Phillips, Bukidnon for two days of interactive shows attended by about 700 Grade 6 to Grade 8 students and teachers from 19 schools.
5. The Mind Mobile initiative was also sponsored in part by the employees’ cooperatives, Del Monte Employees Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative and the Bukidnon Credit Cooperative.
6. The Foundation conducted Values Education seminars for barrio high school scholars from Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental to harness their potential in leading and transforming their communities into self-sufficient units.
7. The Foundation extended assistance to 32 public schools during the annual school brigade.
8. We converted wooden pallets from our cannery into 800 school armchairs and 12 sets of tables and chairs and donated these to several local schools.
9. The Foundation donated supplementary pre-school learning aids and materials to 19 schools to help develop the motor, visual-learning and creative skills of preschool children.
10. The Foundation provides an avenue for Del Monte employees to sponsor high school scholars through its “Help Send a Child to School” campaign, which aims to increase access to education of financially challenged students in the rural areas and is consistent with the company’s core value of “Commitment to Society and Environment.”
11. Del Monte Foods, Inc. (DMFI) partnered with GrowingGreatTM to bring hands-on science and nutrition education to elementary and middle school children, empowering a generation of healthy eaters.
12. This programme benefits young people with curricula about growing good food and aligns with the company’s Growers of GoodTM initiative which focuses on nurturing the Earth’s goodness today to grow a healthier and hopeful tomorrow.
a. About 95,000 parents and teachers benefited from the GrowingGreatTM initiative.
b. DMFI partnered with eight new schools, a science centre, children’s museum and zoo.
1. Del Monte in the US donated US$2.5 million worth of products to Feeding America and various foodbanks for their feeding programmes.
2. As part of our “Farm2Family” Corporate Giving Programme, we contribute to organisations that focus on farm advocacy, community nourishment, environmental stewardship, disaster relief, education, youth activities, family care and healthy living through financial gifts and food donation to our communities.
3. Through “Field to Foodbank,” a partnership led by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Del Monte donates food through a collaboration between growers, manufacturers and truckers. Del Monte has been part of “Field to Foodbank” since its establishment in 2008.
4. Fresh food is canned to extend the shelf life of the product and lock in the nutritional benefits to manage the challenge of supporting food bank inventory needs.
5. We work with the American Red Cross and Feeding America to respond in real-time with pre-approved in-kind food donations for large-scale disasters, especially those affecting farms. We ship our food to communities in need.
6. Del Monte in the Philippines donated about US$385,000 to the Del Monte Foundation to fund their community medical and dental missions, livelihood and scholarship programmes.
7. DMPI, through the Foundation, donated food products to over 220 non- governmental organisations, including about 50 medical facilities to support frontline workers and indigent communities during the quarantine caused by the pandemic.