April 6th, 2018, marked the second year since the Zero Hunger Trust Fund (ZHTF) was launched in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The launch followed a proposal on January 11th, 2016, by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves. In that proposal, the Prime Minister called for the establishment of a ZHTF that should “know all the relevant details and material circumstances of each person who goes to bed hungry at nights”.
On April 6th, 2016, the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines launched the Zero Hunger Trust Fund. This Fund was established by an Act of Parliament (Act 2 of 2016).
In the two years since it commenced operations, the ZHTF has collected revenues of over two million dollars and has commenced a program of targeted interventions, aimed at eradicating hunger in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The three flagship programs, which the ZHTF is implementing at this time, are to Adopt a classroom program, implement Skills Training as well as a Golden Years Nutrition Support Program.