A total of 4,100 households are receiving food support from the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services for the Christmas season.
The Ministry says they are among vulnerable families who are experiencing hardship and are unable to fully provide for the nutritional needs of their respective families.
It says this is in keeping with the spirit of caring and giving that the season of Christmas represents.
The distributions will continue until December 22, 2017 at various locations across Trinidad and Tobago.
The Pluck Shop Association is putting consumers on alert that the price of chicken will be increasing during the first quarter of 2018.
President of the Association, Rashid Karim says the increase was long overdue however his members are maintaining the existing price for the Christmas season as they realize that times are hard for everyone.
The Ministry of Finance says the meeting it held with the president of the Public Services Association, Watson Duke about the Revenue Authority, was productive.
The Ministry says workers employed with the Customs and Excise Division and the Inland Revenue Division will enjoy terms that are no less favourable than they currently do, when the Revenue Authority is formed.
The Ministry issued the following statement today: