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More Foods For Welfare Recipients

New food items will soon be added to the Social Welfare food voucher recipients. At the moment they are currently receiving basic food items such as flour, rice, canned foods
04 Jan 2015 10:32
More Foods For Welfare Recipients

New food items will soon be added to the Social Welfare food voucher recipients.

At the moment they are currently receiving basic food items such as flour, rice, canned foods and green peas.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar, is expected to meet with food vendors, Carpenters Fiji Limited (Morris Hedstrom), Dhan Raj Chauhan Enterprises and Vanita Uluidai this week to confirm the revised food list.

It is understood that during an earlier meeting with the vendors, Milo, bottled water and sugar were among other things that were discussed which might be added to the revised food list.

Ms Akbar is advising social welfare recipients to get to their nearest Social Welfare office to collect their food vouchers.

“They are reminded to bring along their Social Welfare identification card on Tuesday, January 6 to collect their food vouchers,” Ms Akbar said.

The food voucher allocation had been increased from $30 to $50 this year.

More than 18,000 people are currently assisted under the ministry’s Poverty Benefit Scheme and its Care and Protection Programme receiving food vouchers and monthly allowances.

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