Closing of online registration for Food Assistance
K1 DIRECT, COME Center, The Captain’s Rib Shack, Freegan Food Foundation and Red Cross in collaboration with Sint Maarten Development Fund and the Department of VSA have work in partnership on the development and distribution of the Food Assistance Project to assist the most high-risk vulnerable households. With the funds available, 3200 of the most vulnerable households can be assisted through the project. Thus far, the households being assisted have very little to no income, are headed by single parents and seniors. Additionally, the program is also providing food support to homeless persons who are without fixed housing. Altogether, the program partners have committed to assisting some 12,800 persons across St. Maarten. With such a significant number of persons to be assisted and a fixed budget, the program will be closing its’ registration website.
Since launching the registration website on June 17th 2020, there have been over 5000 registrations. With funding for 3200 households, the partners are able to only support those in the most difficult circumstances. Should it become financially possible to enroll more households, this will be communicated to the public.
The Call Center is stilling operational. You can contact the center at +17215532905 for Food Assistance registration.