Food Assistance for Families

About the program

The program provides vouchers to purchase food in selected supermarkets in New Providence and Family Islands. Benefits residents over 18 years of age or vulnerable residents who cannot cover their basic needs.

Country Bahamas
Classification Food Aid
FNS Dimension Acceso
Website http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/...
Components and/or products

Temporary Food Assistance: People over 18 years of age, citizens or residents who are heads of households and earn the minimum wage or less, receive coupons to buy food at certain supermarkets in New Providence and Family Islands. This type of food aid is granted for a maximum of 6 months. 

Permanent Food Assistance: People over 18 years old, citizens or residents who are heads of households and earn the minimum wage or less, receive coupons to buy food at certain supermarkets in New Providence and Family Islands. This type of food aid is granted for a maximum of 12 months.

Emergency Food Assistance: This type of aid may be granted when the application program is being processed.

Target population

People over 18 years, citizens or residents who are heads of households and earn the minimum wage or less.

Scope

Nacional

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural
Responsible organism

Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development

Executing organism Department of Social Services