Contributed by Coco Reyes, NFA Bataan
BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The National Food Authority (NFA) turned 45 last September 26 and NFA Bataan employees celebrated the occasion with simple yet meaningful activities.
The celebration kicked-off with Ugnayan Activities with the farmer-members of Balanga Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries – MPC and farmers from Barangay San Pedro, Hermosa, Bataan last September 22 and 28 respectively.
On September 23, NFA-Bataan employees headed by PM Adelaida C. Nuestro, took part in the annual Bataan Coastal Clean-up where we were assigned to clean a portion of the Samal River at the back of the public market.
On September 26, the foundation day itself, a Thanksgiving Mass was celebrated in the Provincial Office, attended by all employees, a few retirees from the agency and NFA retailers as well as officers of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Bataan Chapter. Right after the mass, a simple program was held where NFA employees presented the Philippine Red Cross – Bataan Chapter with a check worth Php20,000.00 for some charitable endeavors of the local Red Cross Chapter. Said donation was raised thru the help of PM Nuestro and members of the Bataan Grains Retailers Association (BAGRETAS). It can be noted that NFA-Bataan, under the leadership of PM Nuestro has always been a supporter of the Red Cross.
NFA employees also visited the elderly housed at Bahay Puso Home for the Aged in Tuyo, Balanga City and donated some much-needed food items and hygiene supplies.
Giving to those in need has always been a part of the National Food Authority. We are one of the firsts to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters affected by disasters, calamities and conflicts. Just like the other members of the NFA family, NFA-Bataan hopes and prays that we will still be able to extend our helping hands to those in need in the coming years.
Happy milestone anniversary, NFA!