The WFP will utilize this latest donation to purchase chickpeas, fortified wheat flour, vitamin enriched vegetable oil, iodized salt and sugar. According to the WFP, in 2012 approximately 1 in 5 households in Gaza Strip and the West Bank receives food aid. The WFP provides food aid to an estimated 700,000 non-refugees in this area. This includes both emergency food distribution, as well as cash vouchers that can be redeemed for local produce in local shops.
For more see:
"USAID Announces New Contribution To WFP's Food Assistance Projects For Palestinians," WFP Press Release, 21 April 2012.