Developing Communities



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













Del Monte Foundation scholars with DMPL CEO Joselito D Campos, Jr and Olivia M Campos

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.


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Del Monte Foundation mobile clinic serving far flung communities in Bukidnon, Philippines


Community Health and Wellness







“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by  what we give.”
Winston Churchill

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Del Monte Foundation Board led by Chairman Joselito D Campos, Jr, Director Edgardo M Cruz, Jr and Director Luis F Alejandro

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.


Beads-making training for IPs conducted by the Foundation


Livelihood Programmes

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.

Mind Mobile

The Foundation hosting the Mind Mobile exhibition attended by schoolchildren in Camp Philips


Education, Scholarships and Youth Development

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.”


DMFI employees carrying out the GrowingGreatTM education for schoolchildren

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.


Del Monte donations to the frontline workers in the Philippines



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.