Samar university produces energy-boosting cookies, juice drinks for frontliners

  • A university in Samar started producing energy-boosting cookies and juice drinks for frontliners
  • On Facebook, the Northwest Samar State University shared some photos of its faculty members as they make nutritious food and drinks at NwSSU Food Processing Laboratory
  • 1800 packs of cookies and 1800 bottles of buko juice are targeted to be distributed for two weeks

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country, a university in Samar has started producing energy-boosting cookies and juice drinks for the frontliners who continue to fulfill their duties despite the threat of the dreaded virus.

Image via Northwest Samar State University | Facebook

To support these “warriors” in the battle against COVID-19, the Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU) began producing energy-boosting cookies and immunity-boosting juice on Monday, April 6. On Facebook, the Northwest Samar State University shared some photos of its faculty members as they make nutritious food and drinks at NwSSU Food Processing Laboratory.

According to Dr. Gerald T. Malabarbas, the director for research and development, a total of 1800 packs of cookies and 1800 bottles of buko juice are targeted to be distributed for two weeks. The cookies are rich in Vitamins A, B, and E, carbohydrates, and fiber, while the buko juice has electrolytes and Vitamin C which are necessary in boosting the immunity of frontliners, said Nelissa Sudaria who is theprogram chair of the Bachelor of Science in Food Technology and the co-proponent of the project.

Malabarbas thanked University President Dr. Benjamin L. Pecayo together with his Vice Presidents – Dr. Marciano Apilado, Dr. Ramil Catamora, and Dr. Leo Jesus Lacaba; the Faculty Association of the Northwest Samar State University headed by Engr. Marlon Sobreviga; the Non-Teaching Staff Association headed by Engr. Ryan Zosa; the members of the UDRRMC headed by Dr. Catamora and Eugene Calumba; and the key officials supporting the project.

Image via Northwest Samar State University | Facebook

He also expressed gratitude to Raffy Roman, a food court stall owner; and Ivan Jerome Monponbanua, an alumnus, who donated PET bottles for the project.


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