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.

Foundation Board 2

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

Director Luis F. Alejandro

 

The Del Monte Pacific Group improves the quality of life of communities where we operate.

Del Monte Foods’ Corporate Giving Program supports local and national organizations that make a difference.

Del Monte Foundation, Inc. in the Philippines spearheads our corporate social responsibility in local communities by promoting social progress through the delivery of health and basic community services, livelihood programs, rural education, youth development, and environmental conservation.

The Foundation enables the Company to support over 100 communities in the provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental in Mindanao, southern Philippines. In FY22, the Foundation continued to mobilize resources and increase partnerships with other stakeholders.

 

 Free Clinic, Mapua Balingoan (2)


 
Medical apparatus_San AntonioTurnover of medical apparatus to a community health center
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Community Health and Wellness

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. In FY22, the Mobile Clinic served over 25,000 patients in 62 remote local communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. The Foundation’s medical team lent support to the Department of Health to expedite COVID vaccination in the municipalities of Manolo Fortich and Libona.

  3. The Foundation provided health care assistance through donation of medical apparatus such as sphygmomanometers, oximeters, weighing scales, digital thermometers and handwashing facilities to 20 community health centers. 

  4. Del Monte Foundation leads the ZEP2030 (Zero Extreme Poverty) Convergence as the movement’s provincial convenor in Bukidnon, which is among the poorest provinces in the country. Household surveys were conducted by volunteers to identify the poorest in each community. Family community visioning and community development planning workshops were completed in Kalilangan. The Foundation implemented interventions to address some of the primary community needs like water and toilet facilities.

  5. Del Monte Foundation collaborated with Dole Kasilak Foundation, Xavier Science Foundation, Peace and Equity Foundation and other NGOs to implement ZEP2030 expansion in the province to accelerate poverty alleviation. Under the convergence, the participating organizations adopted municipalities to focus on. The Foundation coordinates coaching and guidance to volunteers of these NGOs.

  6. Over 500 families benefitted from Level 2 water system installations in three communities in Bukidnon. Strategically-placed communal water faucets were made accessible to community residents. The projects were made possible through partnerships with the Local Government Units (LGU), the office of the former provincial Representative, the Department of Public Works and Highways and Mercury Drug Foundation through the Philippine Business for Social Progress.

  7. The Foundation provided 2 handwashing facilities to community health centers in Bukidnon to help implement their COVID health safety protocols through the Del Monte Foundation.  

    Laruk, Kisolon, Sumilao (2)
     Water system installed in a community in Sumilao, Bukidnon
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Livelihood Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Foundation conducted community-based skills training for employment or self-employment to provide technical education access to out-of-school youths and unemployed family heads.

  1. The Foundation partnered with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to facilitate employment program activities such as job fairs and career coaching, giving training graduates greater employment opportunities. 

  2. The Foundation’s Community Education Center is accredited by TESDA.

  3. The Foundation conducted technical skills training courses.

    1. Graduates took the national certification exams given by TESDA and were assisted by the government’s employment office for job placement.

    2. Others opted to be self-employed and were given start-up assistance by the DSWD LGU.

        

  4. Before TESDA disallowed community-based technical skills trainings last year due to the pandemic, the Foundation was able to train 78 out-of-school youths in welding, electrical installation, maintenance and driving in three municipalities in Misamis Oriental. 

  5. Graduates were endorsed to TESDA for national certification assessment and the LGUs helped them gain employment. 60 certified welders were produced at the Foundation Center, a TESDA-accredited training facility, all of them under TESDA scholarships. 

  6. The Foundation organized and trained a group of homemakers in Kagumahan, Kinoguitan in soft broom-making made from native grass “giyong” that abound in their barangay. Their organization is able to sell their products in plantation cooperatives as well as direct buyers in their locality and augments the homemakers’ income to help support their families. 

  7. On its second year, the “Utanan sa Kabalayan” (Vegetables Garden in Homes) project helps ensure continuous food supply and proper nutrition among vulnerable families. 540 families benefitted from the seeds, resources and gardening techniques of the Foundation and the Department of Agriculture (DA) and LGU. 

  8. The Foundation’s hog-raising and dispersal project, “Pugad Baboy” (Backyard Swine Raising), provided livelihood and helped augment the income of 75 extremely poor families. The pigs awarded to these families were offspring of the 12 native pigs originally awarded by the DA to the Foundation last year for the establishment of a multiplier farm. 

  9. De La Salle University Science Foundation partnered with Del Monte Foundation to provide feeds to help the beneficiary families raise the pigs until they reproduce. A family sells the offspring of their grown pig as additional income, gives back a piglet to the Foundation and retains the parent for another reproduction cycle. The Foundation gives the funds collected to another deserving family.

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                                                  Welding skills training

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                         The Foundation's vegetables garden in homes project
 

 
IMG_0573Del Monte Foundation scholars with DMPL CEO Joselito D. Campos, Jr. and Olivia M. Campos
 

 

Education, Scholarships and Youth Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Del Monte is committed to education and youth development. Through Del Monte Foundation grants, qualified children benefited from quality education from primary level to university studies through our academic, grants-in-aid, and sports scholarships.

  1. 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. DMFI reached out to more than 5 million children through an autumn online education campaign focused on healthy eating and growing vegetables. 

  2. This program taught young people about growing good food, and aligns with the company’s Growers of GoodTM initiative, geared towards nurturing the Earth’s goodness today to grow a healthier tomorrow.

    a.  Over 95,000+ children reached with nutrition education
    b. Implemented the “Choose Good Do Good” event to support STEM learning programs in the garden and in the classroom
    c. Launched “Grab-and-Grow” kits at the Variety Boys and Girls Club and Los Angeles County Public Libraries which contain all the supplies needed to do three hands-on STEM and nutrition activities


  3. The Foundation supported 275 scholars of which 25 graduated in school year 2022. 11 of the 25 scholars received Latin honors including the first batch of mid-college Agriculture scholars recruited in 2021.

  4. The Foundation conducted screening of incoming college scholars. The Scholarship Committee interviewed 20 finalists last June with at least 15 candidates for acceptance.

  5. The Foundation team continued its home visits to scholars in the past year to monitor their progress and provide needed support for the scholars’ modular or online studies. 

  6. The Day Care Center in the community of Sinuda, Kitaotao was completed and turned-over last April to cater to the numerous children of the Matigsalug Manobo tribe in the area. The facility is fully-furnished with tables, chairs and learning materials, ready for opening in the incoming school year.

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                     DMFI's Growing Great education program for schoolchildren
                 Table-Chair                      Day care center constructed for an IP tribe in Bukidnon
  

 
 

Community Assistance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Face masks, juice

Face mask and juice donation by the Foundation

  1. More than ever, people relied on Del Monte donations to stock food banks and programs. DMFI donated about 1,373,000 kilos of food worth over US$1.5 million to various food banks such as Feeding America, Conscious Alliance, Convoy of Hope, and Brackens Kitchen. Nearly US$500,000 was raised from corporate and plant facilities monetary donations.  

  2. Racial justice continued to be a central focus for DMFI which donated US$50,000 to the National Black Farmers Association.  

  3. DMFI launched an employee donation matching program, where team member donations to any non-profit beneficiary were matched by the company. The total amount raised by the Company and employees was US$14,440 which was donated to non-profits selected by the team members. 

  4. When major tornados affected the Midwest region of the United States, DMFI immediately donated about nine truckloads of product, about 145,000 kilograms of food valued at US$180,000 to Convoy of Hope. 

  5. DMPI donated about US$440,000 to the Del Monte Foundation to fund their community medical and dental missions, livelihood and scholarship programs.

  6. Del Monte Philippines continued to support Rise Against Hunger foodbank for its feeding program. The company provided about 1,300 cases of beverages nourishing about 6,200 individuals in various cities in Metro Manila. 

  7. Through the Foundation, DMPI donated food products to over 1,100 non-governmental organizations, including about 80 medical facilities, and local government units to provide nutrition to over 500,000 people in indigent communities and medical facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    FB_IMG_1624639317761                             Product donations to a community pantry
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       Del Monte Foundation team with Bella G. Quimpo, Executive Director