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FOOD LIFELINE: Aid scheme extended three more months as many still need help

THE National Food Distribution Task Force has received the go ahead from Cabinet to continue food assistance until the end of June, Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson confirmed yesterday.

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‘FOOD AID VITAL FOR SIX MORE MONTHS’: Network boss warns thousands still need help as cut-off nears

BAHAMAS Feeding Network Executive Director Phillip Smith said he hopes the government will invest another $26m in the National Food Distribution Task Force’s programme so that the initiative could be extended to the end of September.

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‘SHAME ON YOU’: Food task force leader condemns social media attacks on ‘heroic’ staff

THE chairwoman of the National Food Distribution Task Force has defended the “heroic” efforts of various partner NGOs and their workers in the face of “shameful” social media attacks.

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Another $10m allocated to food aid programme

A NEW $10m budget has been allocated for the second phase of the National Food Distribution Task Force programme, which is now shifting focus toward the country’s most vulnerable.

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‘Sorry - $20 vouchers were a mistake’

NATIONAL Food Distribution Task Force chairperson Susan Larson said miscommunication caused 1,500 food assistance recipients in parts of New Providence to get under-valued vouchers this week.

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CHEATS ABUSING FOOD HANDOUTS: Families making multiple requests for help at sites to secure extra assistance

NATIONAL Food Distribution Task Force chairman Susan Larson said there have been instances of “abuse” of the system, causing delays at distribution sites as officials try to verify legitimate requests.

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