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With people support, 114 districts get food banks

With people support, 114 districts get food banks

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Jan 21, 2019 - 13:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Sunday said more than 4,000 food banks have been set up in 114 districts across the country with people’s support.

A statement from the ministry to Pajhwok Afghan News said these food banks distributed more than 1,400 metric tons of food to 12,705 families across the country during the last two years.

Prof. Mujib Rahman Karimi, rural rehabilitation and development minister, said his ministry conducted 12,727 campaign meetings with local people for strengthening cooperation and overcoming hunger and the process helped create 4,142 food banks.

He said people voluntarily allocated 46 acres of land to these food banks, knowing their importance, and all harvests from the land were shifted to the food banks.

Karimi said the people had also donated around a million US dollar to the banks.

Each food bank in nine provinces received a donation of $1,000 which was intended to reduce poverty and assist aid programs for affected people, he said.

Karimi said he would try to extend the program to the whole country.

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