Filipino celebrity Marian Rivera-Dantes is sharing her blessings by providing milk to children affected by the global health crisis due to the coronavirus disease.
The breastfeeding advocate provided 500 boxes of Nido milk for distribution by Yes Pinoy Foundation to children in families under lockdown in the Luzon-wide community quarantine enforced by the Philippine government.
Rivera’s donation comes amidst waves of relief goods that normally consist of kilos of rice, packs of noodles, canned food, coffee, sugar, and sanitary supplies – with no provision for children.
The GMA Kapuso star saw the situation as an opportunity to help children boost their immune system against the threat of the COVID-19.
“Sending 500 milk boxes today, thank you YesPinoy Foundation for helping me allocate,” the inspirational working mom of two kids said on her social media on April 23, 2020, together with her photos with boxes of milk courtesy of Nido. “Let’s keep our children healthy and safe always.”
While the 35-year-old actress is firm to her breastfeeding advocacy that breast milk is still the best for newly born babies up to their 24th month, Marian gave away Nido 3+ powdered milk formulated for children three years old and up.
The Filipino-Spanish actress previously donated her excess breast milk for other babies in need through the milk-sharing program.
The YesPinoy Foundation reposted Marian’s social media post and expressed their appreciation for her positive action.
“Thank you very much Ms Yan and Nido!” said the charity organization founded by Marian’s husband, Dingdong Dantes, referring to her nickname.
“Please note that this donation is not intended to be a breastmilk substitute,” the YesPinoy Foundation added. “We will comply with and support the Milk Code of the Philippines (EO 51) and its IRR by protecting the health and safety of our infants (0-12 months) and young children (12-36 months).”
Marian Rivera is among the celebrities who use their influence to inspire and spread positive vibes in this trying time by donating cash or in-kind to help poor families and frontliners.
Aside from joining various fundraising drives, the Kapuso Primetime Queen herself cooked Menudo using her family heirloom recipe and distributed the homecooked meals to the medical frontliners of Quezon City General Hospital.
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