In partnership with Food for the Poor Jamaica, our Foundation sponsored food hampers and personal care items for 600 families registered on Jamaica’s Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) program, as well as shut-ins who couldn’t get to the store to shop for themselves.
“I am very appreciative to receive this package,” said recipient Gina Brown, from Old Harbour Bay, part of a family of six. “Since Covid, it has been very hard on us. I have not been working since then, and my son was also laid off… Right now it’s just my husband, who is a fisherman, and it’s very hard because sometimes when he goes out at sea he catches nothing, and he only makes back the money for the gas for the boat.”
Packed with enough supplies to last a family of five for a few weeks, the baskets included chicken, Christmas cake, cooking oil, canned foods, peas, cornmeal, rice, flour, milk products, cereals, bath soaps, toilet paper, rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, masks, and toothpaste.