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More than 36,000 food baskets delivered countrywide to needy households

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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2021. 11:19 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Human Development, Families, and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs shared its accomplishments during their first 100 days in office.

The Ministry noted that it has distributed more than 36,000 food assistance baskets countrywide to needy households affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. 

The Ministry has also provided financial support to 2,879 needy households (5,523 paid beneficiaries) with a total disbursement of $1,338,841 through BOOST and BOOST+.  

Below is a breakdown of the total amount of households that benefitted from the programs:

District  # of Households 
Belize  824 
Cayo  384 
Corozal  339 
Orange Walk  541 
Stann Creek  333 
Toledo  458 
Total  2,879 

 

District  $ Total 
Belize  $414,874.71 
Cayo  $165,452.60 
Corozal  $156,378.20 
Orange Walk  $231,893.54 
Stann Creek  $153,671.20 
Toledo  $216,571.48 
Total  $1,338,841.73 

 

 The Ministry’s COVID-19 cash transfer program targeted 21,000 households and reached about 5000 beneficiaries by the end of February.

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