A total of 4,100 households are receiving food support from the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services for the Christmas season.
The Ministry says they are among vulnerable families who are experiencing hardship and are unable to fully provide for the nutritional needs of their respective families.
It says this is in keeping with the spirit of caring and giving that the season of Christmas represents.
The distributions will continue until December 22, 2017 at various locations across Trinidad and Tobago.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services says it held its first children’s Christmas party for the children of staff members and also children associated with the Cerebral Palsy Society and the Blind Welfare Association of Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.
The event was held at the Ministry’s Inter-Disciplinary Child Development Centre in Couva.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services says the fire which occurred at the Ansa Mc Al Building today – April 10th, 2017, did not, in any way, affect the Ministry nor any members of its staff.
The Ministry issued a statement saying that since the first fire which occurred on February 22, 2017, the Ministry was able to retrieve all of its assets and staff’s personal items from the building and has officially vacated the building effective, March 30, 2017.
Today's fire affected all three floors of the building as it blazed for over three hours.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services has distributed temporary food cards and clothing items to five fire victims whose homes were recently destroyed by fire, a statement by the Ministry says.
The fire which took place on New Year’s morning at Building 55-57, Nelson Street, Port-of-Spain left 15 residents’ homeless and one person dead.