In fulfilling the purpose of a cooperative which is to realize the economic, cultural and social needs of the organization’s members and its surrounding community, the Schools Division Office – San Pablo Consumers Cooperative (SDO-SPC Consumers Cooperative) made it sure to provide good services and supply the needs of its community – the schools.
One of the initiatives made by SDO-SPC Consumers Cooperative is to provide supplies and service to of DepEd’s flagship programs – the School-based Feeding Program (SBFP). The SBFP aims to address hunger and encourage learners to enroll; contribute to the improvement of their nutritional status; provide nourishment for their growth and development and help boost their immune system, and enhance health and nutrition values and behavior. SDO-SPC Consumers Cooperative became the division’s partner in providing the supplies and service our SBFP needed since 2020.
For school year 2020-2021, the SDO-SPC Consumers Cooperative provided fruits to schools under the School-based Feeding Program. The following school year, 2021-2022, the cooperative was able to provide iron fortified rice and ascorbic acid vitamins to schools for its School-based Feeding Program.
At present, the cooperative started to operate its canteen – the Kape Plato which serves food and drinks to DepEd employees. Additionally, this canteen is built and operated to serve as the Immersion House of Senior High School. Work Immersion is one of the course requirements for graduation. This also aims to gain relevant and practical industrial skills under the guidance of industry experts and workers, appreciate the importance and application of the principles and theories taught in school, develop good work habits, attitudes, appreciation, and respect for work. With this, Kape Plato can be a perfect place where students can have their internship.
With these initiatives, the Schools Division Office – San Pablo Consumers Cooperative will continue to have a strong commitment to the community and focus on strengthening the community they exist in or serve.