17 June 2020 – Veilomani Food Bank Initiative supports families affected by COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Local Government, Families who are affected by COVID 19
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support; Non-governmental interventions; Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The person leading the implementation is the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Housing and Community Development, Sanjeeva Perera

Overview: The intervention involved the donation of 100 food packs to families who have been affected by COVID 19 (mainly derived from the Veilomani Food Bank Initiative).

Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Housing and Community Development, Sanjeeva Perera received a donation of 100 food packs from Mobil Oil Fiji. Mr. Sanjeeva said they have 2,000 applications on hand and they are in the process of verifying the applications.
Full details here: https://www.fijivillage.com/news/About-500-families-assisted-through-Veilomani-Food-Bank-Initiative-to-date-58xfr4/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The Veilomani food bank initiative uses the Biblical concept of ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ and has been established to reach out to Fijians families directly affected by the COVID-19 quarantine where no one from the families can go to work.