PHILIPSBURG: The Collective Food Assistance Program, coordinated by St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF), is still open and actively accepting new registrations.
People who were beneficiaries of the Red Cross version of the program have received a WhatsApp or SMS text message to re-register their households under the new program coordinated by SMDF and implemented by K1 Britannia, Freegan Food Foundation, and COME Center. Those who were receivingassistance from any of the three organizations are encouraged to re-register, according to Public Health, Social Development, and Labor Minister Omar Ottley.
Anyone having difficulty re-registering his-her household should make an appointment to visit the Help Desks in Dutch Quarter or Cole Bay by sending a WhatsApp message to +1 721-554-3219.
First-time registrants should visit www.foodprogram.sx or send a WhatsApp message to + 1 721-554-3219 for further assistance.
The WhatsApp number offers services in English, Spanish and Creole.