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    Default The Government sells food combo for RD $ 300

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    The Dominican Government announced that it relaunched the Program of Popular Sales of foodstuffs, which will reach 10 provinces of the South zone of the country and will be realized through the Comedores Economicos.

    He said in a press release that the products have the highest quality standards and low prices, which will benefit more than 200 thousand people in the southern region of the country.

    The director general of the agency, Nicolás Calderón, in leading the start of the day yesterday explained that it is always a concern of President Danilo Medina that the population receive with guarantee, security and low prices quality food.

    Calderon said that the program will be developed every fortnight for a period of three months in the 10 provinces of the southern area with an investment of approximately 450 million pesos.

    Food bags at RD $ 300

    He explained that the bags containing the basic products of the family basket have an approximate value in the market of 870 pesos, but are sold to the population at 300 pesos, representing a saving of 65 percent. Families can also buy a chicken for 100 pesos, he added.

    The combo contains 5 pounds of rice, 2 pounds of kidney beans, a 16-ounce bottle of oil, cornmeal, oatmeal, 8-ounce tomato sauce, two cans of sardines, 2 pounds of cream sugar, chocolate, garlic paste, Seasoning powder, spaghetti and casabe.

    The official said that this program, which for several years the institution has been developing with the objective of impacting low middle class families, will not affect the special programs of food donation to families with limited economic resources.

    "This program we do in addiction to traditional food donation programs and special operations that the institution develops throughout the national geography," said Calderón.

    The head of the agency also reported that to prevent this program from being denaturalized or that the products are resold at a price, the sale was established by people of no more than two bags containing the products.

    10 provinces

    In this first day, the sales were developed successfully in several communities in the provinces of San Cristóbal, Peravia (Bani), San José de Ocoa, Azua and San Juan.

    Next Saturday, the program will take the Region of Enriquillo, which includes the provinces of Barahona, Pedernales, Bahoruco, Elías Piña and Independencia.

    The head of the organization said that to ensure that these products reach a large number of families, exhausted a process of work and coordination with the authorities of the provinces that will benefit from this program.

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    Are Comedores Economicos still serving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRucker Country View Post
    Are Comedores Economicos still serving?
    Yes, as far as I know. This is food to buy and take home. I guess they decided the best place to offer it is the place where the needy go to eat already.




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    they are still serving but they are in relatively few locations. the government also has a fleet of mobile units that prep and serve food during emergencies, natural disasters and so on. the plan to sell small bags of food supplies is meant to reach further that stationary comedores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    they are still serving but they are in relatively few locations. the government also has a fleet of mobile units that prep and serve food during emergencies, natural disasters and so on. the plan to sell small bags of food supplies is meant to reach further that stationary comedores.
    There are quite a few in the southwest, I've passed the one in San Cristobal a million times, it's really large. Maybe that's why they rolled out this program in that area of the country? Lots of poor people.




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    larger cities have them. but even then it presents issues of getting to a particular location from a barrio further away, not to mention transport from somewhere in a campo.

    agreed on comedor food too. basic but decent. tasty, even. large portions, very filling. i could cut two meals for myself from a single serving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Yes, as far as I know. This is food to buy and take home. I guess they decided the best place to offer it is the place where the needy go to eat already.
    So on top, the government is now topping that with groceries at cheaper prices at the comedores?

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    I dont like these programs. It is socialism meant to buy votes. This is a long slippery slope to communism that America has been on since the civil rights movement

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    Come on amigo .. . Cheaper food for the poor I do not see any problem with that. This is not for you and me who has never had to go hungry in our lives.

    I respect that maybe a way to buy votes but still the benefits exceeds any negatives I would assume.

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    Im sure that most of it will be resold at market rates.

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