A total of 4,100 households are receiving food support from the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services for the Christmas season.
The Ministry says they are among vulnerable families who are experiencing hardship and are unable to fully provide for the nutritional needs of their respective families.
It says this is in keeping with the spirit of caring and giving that the season of Christmas represents.
The distributions will continue until December 22, 2017 at various locations across Trinidad and Tobago.
The Pluck Shop Association is putting consumers on alert that the price of chicken will be increasing during the first quarter of 2018.
President of the Association, Rashid Karim says the increase was long overdue however his members are maintaining the existing price for the Christmas season as they realize that times are hard for everyone.