Seeking first to avoid the agglomeration of people and then respect the social isolation, preventive and mandatory is that throughout this week, the Ministry of Social Development in charge of Daniel Arroyo has made a series of modifications in what to its food policies. In this sense, it was provided that today and from an official statement, it was arranged that families who did not yet receive the Feed card receive the amount through the Universal Child Allowance (AUH). According to the portfolio, due to the spread of coronavirus, the Distribution System of the Feed Card will be temporarily modified, and the 400 thousand that were not yet distributed will still be credited through the AUH so that families can have the money for grocery shopping.
Daniel Arroyo, Minister of Social Development of the Nation
Food assistance to school and community canteens will also be strengthened, as” “generally speaking, there are 8 million people receiving food assistance in Argentina; about 3 million kids eat in schools and the rest in canteens and picnic areas,” Arroyo said. We expanded budget items to address this situation and move towards a system of viandas that respects the preventions of social estrangement,” he said. As far as the Feed card is concerned, the official explained: “Since we were unable to do so because of the restrictions on movement, what will be done is to charge the amount of the food card in the Universal Child Allowance, so that everyone will be able to have their benefit food.”
The feed card is intended for mothers and fathers with sons and daughters up to 6 years of age who receive Universal Child Assignment (AUH). Also to pregnant women from the 3 months of the Pregnancy Allowance and people with disabilities receiving the AUH. So far the accredited cards reached one million hundred thousand plastics, while in the coming days the amounts will be credited through the AUH for the 400 thousand families who did not yet receive it. This policy does not supplant any of the existing social policies, does not replace the AUH or is exclusive with other plans, while it will be implemented in stages in each of the provinces of Argentina.In this note: