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Elena Villafana Slyvester

Otto Carrington

The pandemic has left many families at a disadvantage with many reaching out for assistance such as food and supplies.

One organisation, the Foundation for the Enhancement & Enrichment of Life (FEEL), has over 100 members who assist communities throughout T&T.

FEEL said the organisation has seen an increase in more supplies by its members.

Chief executive officer Elena Villafana Slyvester told Guardian Media since the second lockdown they have seen an increase in the number of requests.

“What I can say though is that for the organisations that are members of FEEL we are getting requests for more top up’s more frequently. How FEEL operates is that we have over 150 partners and what we have been getting is constant requests” she said.

She sit it is too early to say if the increased demand is for the same households that assist or new homes, as they intend to compile a report.

“We are seeing increased demand. I cannot say at this point because I don’t have the list in front of me whether it is from additional households or whether they need more support but hopefully when a report is compiled we will show where the increased demand is coming from and where”, she said.

FEEL has been instrumental in the pandemic since last year distributing masks and other supplies to many communities through its NGO partnerships.