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Food Distribution Program for the Needy

Chamah and the U.S. Government are working together in Russia Millions of people throughout  60 cities in Russia receive 40,000,000 pounds of food staples


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The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 has created many economic problems in that country and resulted in mass impoverishment of the most vulnerable social groups. Chamah is the organization, which the United States Government has exclusively entrusted to head the program of food distribution for the most needy citizens of the Russian Federation. 


Chamah distributes food commodities, donated by the USDA, in more than 60 cities, throughout the former Soviet Union. Chamah is carrying out the program for the past five years, and have succeeded to feed over one million people from all walks of life, regardless of race, religion and ethnic background. The less economically viable groups of the Russian population are the recipients of millions of pounds of rice, dry milk powder, canned salmon, beans, vegetable oil and wheat flour.


Food staples are being distributed to over 200 institutions such as hospitals, orphanages, clinics for chronically ill children, groups of blind and disabled and children-victims of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. Among many other recipients of the humanitarian aid are victims of ethnic conflicts, refugees from the troubled southern regions of Russia, institutions for the mentally ill, world war veterans, low-income families living below the poverty level and needy elderly.