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Peru: President announces transfer of over US$24.9 million to support community kitchens

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

18:12 | Lima, Jul. 4.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Monday announced a budget of more than S/96 million (around US$24.9 million) for the purchase of food to distribute it to community kitchens.


Thus, the Government will allocate financing to the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis) in order to provide complementary food assistance to said community organizations and mitigate the effects of the increase in the price of the basic food basket caused by the global crisis.

"These resources will contribute to meeting, to a large extent, the food needs of the most vulnerable families," the Head of State underscored.

He affirmed that Midis, through the national school feeding program Qali Warma, will be in charge of purchasing the food, just as it did during the health emergency at the request of municipalities.

The top dignitary took the opportunity to ask municipalities to become the Government's allies to perform this task.

"A joint and cohesive work in coordination with the various levels of government is important to form a single force, because when we support community kitchens, we help those who need it most," he pointed out.

Likewise, Mr. Castillo said his Government will continue to work in an articulated manner in favor of all community kitchens.

Furthermore, he highlighted the work of brave mothers and women who brought food to vulnerable families during the pandemic.

His remarks were delivered in Lima's Comas district during a ceremony to announce Urgency Decree No. 017-2022-PCM, which transfers said budget in favor of community kitchens.

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Published: 7/4/2022
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