Over 3,400 families get food packs in Ilocos Norte lockdown zones


May. 06, 2021 ...

A total of 3,428 families in areas under lockdown have received food packs as aid.

Since May 1, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) began distributing relief to two (2) cities and 13 municipalities affected by granular lockdowns.

Each food pack contains three (3) kilograms of rice, several canned goods, instant coffee, and noodles, enough to last three (3) to four (4) days in an average-sized household.

"The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte provided these relief aids, as well as the donation we got from Lazada last April 29, 2021. This is to ensure that our residents who are unable to leave their homes can continue to receive our assistance," PSWDO Officer, Mrs. Corazon Lilian Rin, said.

She explained that the donations collected by the Provincial Government were equally divided, taking into account the daily food requirement of each household.

"Our team will deliver food packs to eight (8) barangays in Laoag City today and seven (7) more barangays tomorrow. Our office continues to repack food supplies so that we are always ready in the event of an emergency and can support anyone who needs assistance," Mrs. Rin added.

Moreover, on April 30, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Ilocos Norte, in collaboration with the PSWDO, distributed 354 kilos of red tilapia harvested from a communal small water impounding project in San Nicolas. The fish harvests were delivered to Barangay San Agustin of San Nicolas and Barangay Barong of Dingras, which had been under lockdown for the longest.