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State to deliver 55,000 basic food boxes to needy families

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Approximately 55,000 families are being supported with basic food baskets for the holidays. Governor Mara Lezama says so far, 20,000 boxes of basic food items have been delivered to families in need in the municipalities of FCP, JMM, OPB, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.

The government of Quintana Roo, through the food program, will provide 55,000 boxes to fight hunger and poverty, said Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa, who toured the delivery center in the municipality of Benito Juárez. The program is free for needy families through the Social Development Secretariat (Sedeso).

Lezama explained that in the first stage of the program, more than 20,000 boxes were delivered at 13 points in Benito Juárez (Cancun) and three in Othón P. Blanco to deal with food shortages for families that need it most.

Deliveries began Tuesday in Benito Juárez (Cancun) and on Wednesday, staff will deliver more boxes in Othón P. Blanco before moving on to Felipe Carrillo Puerto. Next week, needy families in José María Morelos, Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel will receive the basic box.

For each municipality, the number of boxes were assigned according to the percentage of lack of access to quality food issued in the annual report on the situation of poverty and social backwardness 2022, by the Program Planning and Evaluation Unit for the Development of the Welfare Secretariat.