About 500 families have been assisted through the Veilomani Food Bank Initiative to date.
This has been revealed by Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Housing and Community Development, Sanjeeva Perera while receiving a donation of 100 food packs from Mobil Oil Fiji today.
Perera says they have 2,000 applications on hand and they are in the process of verifying the applications.
He says about 300 families were assisted when the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission was running the program and 200 families have been assisted since the Ministry of Housing and Community Development started running the program.
Perera says the program is fully dependent on the donations they receive and through today's 100 food pack donation, they will assist 100 families throughout the country.
He says they have noticed there is an increase in the number of applications in the past two weeks and they are trying their best to assist people who have been the most affected by COVID-19.
The Ministry of Housing and Community Development has been running the program for two months.
The CEO of Mobil Oil Fiji, Adi Tamara has thanked the FCCC and Ministry of Housing and Community Development for coming up with an initiative to assist the affected people.
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