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Mayors will deliver food vouchers to support families and micro-businesses

April 15, 2020

The Mercomuna comprehensive program includes an amount of 350 pesos in vouchers for the purchase of food from the basic basket and will be delivered biweekly.

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The Government of Mexico City , through 13 mayorships, will grant food vouchers to beneficiaries of the Liconsa program during the health emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Mayors will deliver food vouchers to support families and micro-businessesMayors will deliver food vouchers to support families and micro-businesses

The purpose of this support, called Mercomuna (Market, Community, Food and Supply), is to help families, but also micro-businesses, where vouchers can be exchanged to purchase products from the basic basket.

The vouchers will be of different denominations, which will add up to a total of 350 pesos and will be delivered by the mayors on a biweekly basis.

They will be valid in businesses such as: markets, bakeries, grocery stores, among other shops, and can only be exchanged in establishments located in the mayor's office where they were granted.

So far, the participating mayors are: Álvaro Obregón, Azcapotzalco, Coyoacán, Cuauhtémoc, Gustavo A. Madero, Iztacalco, Iztapalapa, Magdalena Contreras, Miguel Hidalgo, Milpa Alta, Tláhuac, Tlalpan and Xochimilco.

The head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, assured that talks are held with the mayors of Benito Juárez, Cuajimalpa and Venustiano Carranza so that they also join the program.

For these supports, the mayors will contribute around 500 million pesos to benefit 458 thousand families in the city.

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