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May 4, 2012

Filipino School Meals Supported by Unilever

Unilever "Sandwich Heroes" Program Funds Filipino School Meals in Central Mindanao

Unilever handing over a ceremonial cheque 
to WFP program director Stephen Anderson 
to support Filipino school meals.
Photo taken at Unilever Food Solutions Cilantro Kitchen
Photo credit: WFP/Anthony Lim/Philippines
Filipino school meals are being funded with assistance from Unilever's "Sandwich Heroes" program.  The funds are being disbursed by the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) to 40,000 children in conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao.

WFP is working with the government of the Philippines, particularly the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Education to provide hot, nutritious school meals.  

Unilever "Sandwich Heroes" program involved 13 restaurants, which made a donation each time one of their signature sandwiches was purchased.  Restaurants that participated included: Bigg’s Diner, Cibo, The Coffee Experience, CoffeeBreak, Figaro, HotShots, JD Bakeshop, KFC, Mushroomburger, The Flying Pig, Holy Cow, The Sandwich Guy and Wham! Burgers.

Unilever's Filipino school meals is a pilot program that has generated interest and enthusiasm around the world.  Unilever will be expanding the program to other countries in 2013.  Unilever has been working with the WFP since 2006.  Since that date, it has contributed US$17.7 million to WFP programs around the world.

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