The U.S. govenment is granting $4.4 million worth of powdered milk to the Philippines to be used to feed hungry children. More than 86,000 underfed public school children in depressed areas of the country will have access to free glass of milk every school day for 120 days as a result of the grant.
Philippine Agriculture Secretary Luis Lorenzo, who was part of the official delegation when President _Gloria Arroyo visited Washington _last month.
"This is a welcome development to us," he said. "Thousands of poor school kids back home will be milk-fed and given right nutrition while many of our dairy farmers will be provided livelihood opportunities because of this assistance," he said.