Trinidad and Tobago: NAMDEVCO distributed over 75,000 food boxes to vulnerable groups

The National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO) has distributed over 75,000 food boxes to vulnerable groups in the country as a part of COVID-19 relief by the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago: The National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO) has distributed over 75,000 food boxes to vulnerable groups in the country as a part of COVID-19 relief by the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

NAMDEVCO on Sunday issued a statement that since May 7th, 2021, when the food package distribution programme was initiated, a total of 75,000 food boxes are delivered to people.

“For the month of July, each recipient would have received food baskets containing sweet potato, dasheen, cassava, plantain, squash, pineapple, citrus, melongene, pawpaw, watermelon, cantaloupe, corn, breadfruit, cucumbers, bodi, dasheen leaves, pimento, sweet pepper, hot pepper, ochro and tomatoes, with slight variations. In addition, each recipient also received 1/2 dozen eggs and a package with two locally processed chickens,” said NAMDEVCO.

Additional 9,000 families through their councillors have received 20,000 soup packs processed at NAMDEVCO’s Piarco Packing House and 20,000 chickens during the month of July.

They also expressed thanks to the country’s farmers who have sustained and continue to support the country with their production capacity for this unique initiative.