'For Food Security' Program Announced by Puerto Vallarta Food Bank

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June 18, 2013

The Food Bank of Puerto Vallarta will be part of the network of NGOs through which the Government of Jalisco will invest 453 million pesos in food aid to over 480 thousand people statewide.

Represented regionally by Oscar Pérez Flores, the Food Bank distributes food pantries to more than 600 families of Puerto Vallarta, including those in the towns of Cabo Corrientes and around Banderas Bay.

Regarding this program, Oscar Perez explained that "It is part of the Comprehensive Strategy Welfare Program of Jalisco, and is an effort by the State Government in partnership with the Civil Society to ensure access, availability and utilization of food."

Institutions involved are, by the State Executive, the Ministry of Development and Social Integration, the Ministry of Rural Development, and DIF Jalisco, by a private initiative involving the Mexican Association of Food Banks (AMBA) and the Chamber of Food Industry of Jalisco (CIAJ).

Invited by the Government of Jalisco, Oscar Perez attended the meeting a few days ago in the municipality of Juanacatlán, where the announcement was made of this ambitious program, which will run in partnership with the Mexican Association of Food Banks, in distributing 20 pantry kilos biweekly to about 150,000 beneficiaries, according to the Council National Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval).

Upon the announcement by the Governor of Jalisco, Aristoteles Sandoval, it was learned that this program will also support self-training at home, nutrition and health advice to the Jalisco families and activities in which the Food Bank of Puerto Vallarta will serve as the support link.

Therefore, in the coming months this will strengthen the infrastructure and delivery logistics in the Food Bank of Puerto Vallarta, while boosting the production of quality products and promoting the consumption of food produced in the town, buying nonperishable food and training for the beneficiaries of the program on issues such as home economics, health and nutrition, all in support of our citizens, according to Oscar Perez Flores, who chairs the Food Bank of Puerto Vallarta.

Translated and edited by Team Angels

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