A volunteer from the Lebanese Food Bank attends to children at the Dr. Mohammad Khaled Social Foundation as they eat mana2ich in Beirut, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Lebanese Food Bank)
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At present, the government's only scheme to tackle poverty is the National Poverty Targeting Program, announced in 2011, which works with the World Food Program to reduce food insecurity.To make up the difference, a number of NGOs including LFB are passing on otherwise wasted food from places such as restaurants and hotels to third-party NGOs.Instead, it's what to do with food waste, and the NGOs' solution involves redistributing leftovers to vulnerable people around the country.Hassan estimates that currently his NGO has around 125 families in its database, but despite the work of its partners, it still does not have enough food to meet demand.
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