2nd phase of temporary food support for students


    A second phase of temporary food support will be provided to children registered under the National School Feeding Programme.

    According to the Social Development Ministry, the proposal is that for each registered child, the parent/guardian will be provided with food support for the period mid-October to mid-December 2020.

    This support will see the distribution of a one-off market box of fresh produce valued at $250, to cover the school term between October and December, 2020.

    This initiative will cost $29 million.

    The Education Ministry, through the National School Nutrition Programme, will be responsible for identifying the fresh produce to include in the market boxes; identifying all parents/guardians of the children registered with the Programme; and making all the necessary administrative arrangements for the delivery of the boxes.