Who We Are

Pilipinas Kontra Gutom is a multi-sectoral movement founded to help eradicate hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines by 2030. It is the collective effort of the government, NGOs, the academe and the private sector to address the root of the nation’s concerns on hunger – striving to improve food production and distribution, to repurpose food surplus, to curb malnutrition and to reduce hunger incidences caused by crises.

Through these efforts, Pilipinas Kontra Gutom is committed to get every Filipino household involved in making sure that no one experiences involuntary hunger ever again.

Why It Matters

820 million people around the world go to sleep hungry every night. Ending hunger by 2030 and ensuring access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round is Goal #2 in the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

In the Philippines, an estimated 4 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger (or hunger due to lack of food to eat) at least once, based on the 2020 4th Quarter Social Weather Station survey. With the pandemic, the numbers continue to rise at an alarming rate.



Our Four-Fold Mission


Food Availability and Accessibility

Increase farmer productivity and income

Nutrition
Adequacy

Address malnutrition in Filipino children from 0 to 5 years old

Assistance during Times of Crisis

Revolutionize a timely crisis response through a unified system

Repurposing Food Surplus

Establish a food bank for efficient distribution of food surplus to hungry beneficiaries.

Each of the 4 Missions of Pilipinas Kontra Gutom is supported by a multi-sectoral working group, organized to focus on sustainable initiatives for targeted beneficiaries. These support the roadmap to achieving zero hunger and the key result areas outlined in the National Food Policy.

MISSION 1: FOOD AVAILABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY

Pilipinas Kontra Gutom aims to elevate farming as a dignified and sustainable profession. The target is to increase farmer income by as much as 20% within the year, and to double farmer productivity by 2025. Expansion of value chain projects by partner companies in the corn, livestock, and coffee industries, capacity building through mentoring, and logistics improvement in the farm to consumer process are seen as the key projects to drive these pillars.

Mission 1 Private Sector Partners

Aboitiz Foundation, Bayer, BPI, Cargill, East West Seed, Harbest, JG Summit Holdings, Jollibee Group Foundation, McDonald’s, Nestle, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Philippine Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Pilmico, Robinson’s, Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines, Unilever, United Nations Global Compact, Universal Robina Corporation, Vitarich

In collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Trade and Industry

MISSION 2: NUTRITION ADEQUACY

This movement also highlights and lays down efforts to fight malnourishment among Filipino youth. Pilipinas Kontra Gutom will work to achieve zero undernourished Filipino children across all households by 2030. The strategy involves a concerted educational and sustainable nutrition program that tackles proper breastfeeding, malnourishment, and the preparation of nutritious meals in Filipino households.

Mission 2 Partners

ABS-CBN Foundation, Agrea, Ayala Foundation, AXA, Caritas Manila, Century Pacific Food, Gawad Kalinga, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Jollibee Group Foundation, Kabisig ng Kalahi, Kraft Heinz, Manila Water Foundation, Mondelez International, Nutri-Asia, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Project Pearls, RFM Corporation, Rise Against Hunger, Robinson’s, Scaling Up Nutrition, SM Supermalls, Unilab, Unilever, Universal Robinsons Corporation, Tiktok

In collaboration with the Department of Health, National Nutrition Council, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Research Institute-DOST

MISSION 3: ASSISTANCE DURING TIMES OF CRISIS

Disaster response in relation to food security is another crucial piece. Here, private sector companies will work to revolutionize their disaster response in close partnership and coordination with the attached national agencies and local government units. The end goal is to streamline the private sector’s efforts to facilitate a prepared, synchronized, and targeted action flow for food security once crises strike.

Mission 3 Partners

ABS-CBN Foundation, Century Pacific Food Inc., Coca-Cola, Gawad Kalinga, GCash, GMA Kapuso Foundation, JG Summit Holdings, Inc., Jollibee Group Foundation, Kabisig ng Kalahi, League of Corporate Foundations, Manila Water Foundation, Mega Sardines, Metrobank Foundation, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Rise Against Hunger, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines

In collaboration with Local Government Units, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Office of Civil Defense, Armed Forces of the Philippines

MISSION 4: REPURPOSING FOOD SURPLUS

Food banking is the landmark project for Mission 4, which will be first established in Metro Manila and replicated in other key Philippine cities by the end of the year. The effort will initiate a food waste and surplus assessment among food manufacturers, restaurants, supermarkets, and public markets in Metro Manila with the food surplus from donors eventually allocated for distribution to those in need.

Mission 4 Partners

ABS-CBN Foundation, Dole, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Grab, Petron, Rise Against Hunger, San Miguel Corporation, Scaling Up Nutrition

In collaboration with Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Interior and Local Government, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council