Developing Communities




Our business operates in communities that depend on us as much as we rely on them. We sustain their health and wellness, livelihood, and development.

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Del Monte Foundation scholars with DMPL CEO Joselito D Campos, Jr and Olivia M Campos

Del Monte Foundation, Inc. in the Philippines spearheads our corporate social responsibility in local communities by promoting social progress through the delivery of health and basic community services, livelihood programs, rural education, youth ­­­development, and environmental conservation.

The Foundation enables the Company to support over 100 communities in the provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental in Mindanao, southern Philippines. In FY22, the Foundation continued to mobilize resources and increase partnerships with other stakeholders.

Developing Communities (1)_Our Collaborative Efforts

 Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
The Del Monte family prides itself in giving back to the community. This has become our tradition since the first pineapple fields were planted in the 1920’s. To this day, Del Monte employees keep this tradition as we visit various communities. The Group’s employees volunteer their time to help make lives better for the less fortunate.
As a responsible corporate citizen, the Company continues to contribute to the development and upliftment of the quality of life in communities where we operate.  

 mobile clinicDel Monte Foundation mobile clinic serving far-flung communities in Bukidnon, Philippines

Community Health and Wellness










Del Monte Foundation, Inc., a non-stock and non-profit organization in the Philippines, spearheads our efforts as we expand our reach in the local community. The Foundation employs a framework for identifying and selecting community projects, in coordination with the DMPI Plantation and Cannery teams.

The Foundation’s mission is to raise the level of global health and wellness by bringing greater awareness on health, nutrition and food safety to our host communities.

Through the Del Monte Foundation, we help address various community concerns on sanitation, health and wellness. 

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Del Monte Foundation Board led by Chairman Joselito D Campos, Jr, Director Edgardo M Cruz, Jr and Director Luis F Alejandro

With the resumption of the free medical and dental clinic, the Foundation conducted five missions which benefitted 1,540 patients in remote expansion areas in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and Talakag, Bukidnon.

  1. The Foundation’s Mobile Clinic provided about 30,700 consultations in 62 barangays it serves year-round, an increase versus the past 2 years’ average. The mobile clinic’s service includes free outpatient consultations and medicines.

  2. Two water system projects improved water access to residents of barangays in Gingoog City and Impasug-ong benefitting about 290 families.

  3. 312 families and 3 communities benefited with improved hygiene and sanitation through the Foundation’s toilet construction project in partnership with LGU’s and the Rotary Club which helped the communities attain zero open defecation status. The LGU provided sand,gravel and technical assistance while the Rotary Club helped raise funds for the additional resources needed for the project.

  4. The Foundation continued its Utanan sa Kabalayan (Vegetable Garden in Homes) program to ensure food supply and proper nourishment of extremely poor families. Vegetable seeds and fertilizers were distributed by the Foundation to about 560 families in 4 municipalities to start and grow vegetable gardens, supported by the Local Government Units and municipal agriculturists which implemented a monitoring mechanism to ensure seeds are planted and sustained.

  5. The Foundation conducted training for 130 health and nutrition volunteers in 5 municipalities and equipped 16 barangays in 7 municipalities with medical apparatus to improve service delivery.

  6. The Foundation also conducted educational sessions on such topics as First One Thousand Days of a Child, Teenage and Adolescent in Pregnancy, and Home Care Management. A total of 620 participants attended these learning sessions.

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 Welding course is the most popular technical skills training provided by Del Monte Foundation
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Our Community Education Center has official accreditation from the Philippine Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) highlighting public-private sector cooperation for community education. Community-based skills trainings are also conducted to provide greater and easier access to technical education for the out-of-school youth and unemployed heads of families. The skills learned are used by the beneficiaries for employment or self-employment to augment their family’s income.

  1. The Foundation partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to conduct six community-based skills trainings in Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon producing about 160 graduates comprising of women, out-of-school youth, unemployed heads of families and farmers. Training          included organic farming, food service, snack making, dressmaking, and      driving     .

  2. The Pugad Baboy (Backyard Swine Raising) project of the Foundation helped about 130 families in Sumilao and expanded to Impasug-ong through an additional Php960K grant from the De La Salle University Science Foundation under its Tulong Lasalyano program. To date this project has assisted about 205 families to rise above extreme poverty.

  3. Around 80 Indigenous People families have participated in the Citronella Growing Project initiated by the Foundation in Talakag, Bukidnon. This multipartite project with the Local Government Units, local communities and local highland farmers association maximizes the IPs idle non-arable land and provides additional income for the families. Citronella was planted in about 40,000 hills.      




Youth activity conducted by Del Monte Foundation

 Education, Scholarships and Youth Development





Del Monte is committed to education and youth development. Through Del Monte Foundation grants, qualified children benefited from quality education from elementary school to university through our academic, grants-in-aid, and sports scholarships.

  1. The Foundation supported 300 scholars in FY2023, 20 of which have become licensed professionals.Most were endorsed to DMPI HR as part of its pool of potential new talents.

  2. 34 elementary and high schools benefitted from the Foundation’s assistance during the re-opening of face-to-face classes. The assistance helped in making the classrooms and school facilities suitable for learning after 2 years of suspension.

  3. The Foundation also provided various learning materials for 22 day care centers to help stimulate early childhood learning and development as well as sets of kiddie tables and chairs.

  4. Seven values education sessions were conducted for 170 scholars. Aside from learning how to succeed in their studies and life, it also provided an opportunity for our scholars to get to know each other and their benefactor     

  5. Resumed the Share-a-Chair program and donated 600 chairs and 12 sets of teacher’s tables and chairs from upcycled plastic waste coming from the pineapple manufacturing plant in Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City and from the fresh fruits packaging facility in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, which benefited 7 schools, including Camp 1 Elementary School whose classrooms burned down in 2022.

  6. The Foundation extended support for the resumption of LMC sports activities at the Plantation. It also supported the promotion of countryside sports via provision of sports equipment to 6 communities in Sumilao.



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COVID-19 mask and juice donations to an organization in Mindanao






DMPI donated about US$440,000 to the Del Monte Foundation to fund their community medical and dental missions, livelihood and scholarship programs.

Del Monte Philippines continued to support Rise Against Hunger’s food bank for its feeding program. The company provided about 1,000 cases of beverages nourishing about 6,000 individuals in various cities in Metro Manila.

Through the Foundation, DMPI donated food products to over 1,150 non-governmental organizations, including about 60 medical facilities, and local government units to provide nutrition to over 230,000 people in indigent communities and medical facilities.