Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr has announced that needy families across the territory could be further assisted through another voucher programme.
Families requiring food during weeks of lockdown because of COVID-19 were fed using a home-delivery system spearheaded by the Government of the Virgin Islands. That delivery programme has since ended.
“Cabinet is currently discussing now how persons who are on the list will be fed, utilizing a voucher system,” the Deputy Governor stated.
In the meantime, he praised those who assisted in distributing the food items. He said more than 125 persons including 90 public officers fed more than 7,000 families.
“It was really amazing to watch,” he stated.
The previous voucher system that implemented at the start of the first lockdown saw some residents attempting to obtain multiple food vouchers from different ministers of government.
Persons also dishonestly obtained food during the home delivery welfare programme by ordering multiple times from the same household.
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