CARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
 Chapter 11 - Food Distribution To Sites
 I. Determining Food Requirements
 (introduction...) A. Number of Regions, Sites and Project Beneficiaries B. Biweekly Requirements for Beneficiaries C. Total Requirements for Beneficiaries in the Regions

### (introduction...)

Suppose CARE and a counterpart carry out a mother child feeding program food in three regions of a country. Donated food combined with local food is prepared on site. While this example involves a project to improve the nutritional status of mothers and children, the same types of calculations can apply to food for work and other direct distribution programs.

### A. Number of Regions, Sites and Project Beneficiaries

 Region Number of Sites Total Project Participants Region 1 400 50,000 Region 2 320 40,000 Region 3 80 10,000 Total 800 100,000

Project participants are children under the age of twelve who receive a daily supplemental food ration six days per week based on nutritional needs.

### B. Biweekly Requirements for Beneficiaries

A mix of peas and Wheat Soy Blend (WSB) is distributed. The table below shows the ration size for each beneficiary for a two week daily period. Two weeks are used because storage areas at project sites can only hold enough food to cover two week periods.

Biweekly Food Requirements Per Project Participant

 Food Daily Ration (grams) Number of Feeding Days in Delivery Cycle Total Biweekly Requirement per Participant Peas 200 g 12 2.4 kgs WSB 200 g 12 2.4 kgs

### C. Total Requirements for Beneficiaries in the Regions

To calculate the total requirements for peas for Region 1:

50,000 beneficiaries x 200g x 12 days = total grams ÷ 1000 = 120,000kgs ÷ 1000 = 120MT. Similar calculations can be done for the other regions and the WSB. The table below sets out the total requirements.

Total Requirements for Beneficiaries by Region for Two Weeks

 Region Beneficiaries Peas (MT) WSB (MT) Total MT 1 50,000 120 120 240 2 40,000 96 96 192 3 10,000 24 24 48 Total 100,000 240 240 480