The Trinidad and Tobago government has currently implemented restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As a result, many asylum-seekers and refugees have become temporarily unemployed, leading to a great demand in food assistance. Through an online application*, individuals can receive this type of assistance. Living Water Community is distributing food using various methods including supermarkets and partnering with community organisations.
Several other parishes also offer basic food assistance as well as other welfare such as clothes. Below is a list of the parishes offering these services:
- The Cathedral Parish
- Cedros Catholic Church
- St. Phillips and St. James R.C. Church
- St. Paul’s R.C. Church
- St. Anthony’s R.C. Church
- Grand Couva Tabaquite Parish
- La Horquetta Parish
- Malabar R.C. Church
- Maloney R.C. Church
- Mt. Lambert Parish
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help
- St. Finbar’s R.C. Church
- St. Theresa’s R.C. Church
*Application for Food Assistance does not guarantee approval.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I apply for food assistance?
You can visit https://lwcrefugee.org/media/food-assistance/ to make an application to Living Water Community.
How long will it take to receive my food assistance?
Food assistance is not guaranteed once an application has been submitted. If you are approved, you will receive a message to inform you of your approval.
How will I receive my food assistance?
Once you have been approved for food assistance, a food hamper will be delivered to you or you will be informed via message to visit a supermarket near your area to receive food assistance.