Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals underscore the importance of food security in a sustainable society. The second target of the SDG seeks to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
DLSU-D understands the role that the academe should fulfill in promoting awareness about the many measures that can be undertaken by each individual to achieve food security through researches and programs that promote zero loss or waste of food.
Studies that explore the link between agricultural production including fishery and product distribution impact food security, analysis of models that exploit social, economic and physical constraints faced by farmers to minimize food shortage and environmental degradation, and researches that delve into sources of growth and productivity in the agricultural sector are just some of the areas being explored by faculty researchers.
On the advocacy front, programs and projects addressing hunger and undernutrition are not only geared towards the provision of immediate food needs, such as family meals during outreach projects and family packs during relief operations. More importantly, programs build on the importance of nutritional knowledge and food sustainability by integrating zero-hunger interventions into the available resources of communities.
Nutrition education activities are mostly intended for parents and their young children and are commonly collaborated with colleges, health agencies, and even locally owned food businesses. It focuses on the utilization of locally available nutritional food resources and the importance of food nutrition, food safety, and food preparation to maximize the full potentials of families in the communities.
Hunger to Hope
As part of DLSU-D’s commitment to end poverty and hunger among the marginalized sectors of the community, the Hunger to Hope program seeks to provide access to nutritious and affordable food for the hungry, aid agriculture workers in selling their harvests at fair prices, supporting start ups and building partnerships.
Our Lady of the Pillar’s Pantry – Hapag ng Malasakitan
The Campus Ministry Office (CMO) and the Office of the University Chaplain set up the food pantry for Housekeeping and Grounds personnel who report to work on an empty stomach because of financial constraints. To date, the food pantry caters to roughly 80 personnel. Other members of the University contribute to the pantry through donations.
This relief drive and operation spearheaded by the Lasallian Community Development Center intends to generate and mobilize resources to assist those who are in need. Hot meals and food family packs are provided to those affected by disasters and calamities.