Bishkek. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American non-governmental organization Resource & Policy Exchange (RPX) delivered 75,000kg of food products to the Kyrgyz Republic as part of the USAID Food for Peace Program. The program aims to enrich the diets of women and children in long-term treatment and care facilities, including residents of tuberculosis, psycho-neurological, and other social institutions. This year, the food products will be distributed to 66 institutions from all regions of the Kyrgyz Republic by Ergene Public Foundation. To start the distribution process, on March 26 at 16:00 RPX and Ergene will host “Nutrition and Tuberculosis, Food Security of TB patients’ family” round table to discuss access to nutrition for TB patients and their families and recommended diet for TB patients. The round table takes place at Kyrgyz Concept Conference Hall (42/1 Isanova str.).
The donated food products are of Harvest Lentil Pro brand manufactured by the U.S. company Breedlove Dehydrated Foods. Each package includes dried carrots, onions, rice and lentils and is fortified with vitamins and minerals.
Since 2006 USAID’s Food for Peace Program has delivered 27 million servings to over 50,000 children and adults. This program is one of many assistance projects supported by the American people through USAID. For more information about USAID Food for Peace Program in the Kyrgyz Republic, please visit: http://www.usaid.gov/ru/kyrgyz-republic/fact-sheets/usaid-international-food-relief-partnership-ifrp-program.