France has approved 1,000 more food stamps to help the population cope with the pandemic.
The state department said in a statement that the applications had been approved at the request of the French government and were being used for food and nutrition assistance to improve quality of life for the people of France.
The applications, which were approved in the first half of November, came in the wake of a Paris terrorist attack in which at least 130 people were killed.
In addition to the food stamp program, the French authorities also approved another 500,000 euros ($640,000) to help address the needs of people with disabilities and the elderly, the statement said.
France is the only Western country in the region that does not have an outright national food bank.
However, it has had a national food distribution network in place for years.
The country relies heavily on the food distribution system, which is based on the idea that the country can only function well when people have access to healthy foods and have enough money to buy them.
France has the largest population in the world and one of the lowest rates of food insecurity in the developed world.
The French government has been struggling to maintain food supplies due to the massive influx of refugees and migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
The latest food aid package includes $1.6 billion in funding to support the population.
The aid was approved after more than two months of negotiations, according to a government statement.