Across the island of Jamaica, areas once covered with shade trees and lush fruit trees are shockingly barren. Deforestation can ravage communities over time when people living in poverty and lacking other resources cut down trees in their desperate search for wood to cook with and build shelter. After years of tree felling, with no […]
The rickety house in Jamaica where Nola and her children used to live was dangerous. Made of wood slats, rusty zinc sheets and other scraps, it had many sharp edges. The children sometimes cut themselves when they brushed up against them. There was no way to keep her little ones safe. During rainstorms, water dripped […]
On the way in to work last week, I heard a piece on the radio about the high cost of electricity in Jamaica, and the difficulty this causes for the island’s poor (and even the not so poor).
Partnerships are an absolute key ingredient in making the work of Food For The Poor efficient and effective.
Jack Osborne traveled to Jamaica with a Food For The Poor mission group in July. Here, he shares his story. One day during our Mission Trip, while visiting the people of Jamaica, my life was affected dramatically by a very sweet young boy.
Since 2001, Craig Ruppert and Chris Davitt — along with a tremendous amount of faithful family and friends — have partnered with Food For The Poor to build four schools, 165 housing units, and a home for the elderly. They’ve also made possible a sustainable fishing village project and two clean water initiatives. A couple months […]
Thank you for voting in this year’s Angels Of Hope drawing contest. We’re pleased to introduce this year’s winners. Kids 1st Place Cristofer is an athletic, affectionate and helpful boy who enjoys playing the guitar. In his free time he also likes to draw and play sports with his friends. His favorite subjects […]
Much love and respect to all the dads out there! Thank God for all the fathers who do their best to work hard, live honorably, and take care of their families with a loyal devotion.
One hundred homes will be built for poor families in Jamaica, Honduras and Nicaragua, thanks to the generous support of Food For The Poor donors on #GivingTuesday. Food For The Poor Executive Director Angel Aloma shares his loving gratitude: “Our donors are super heroes! Our countries are always in crisis – and not necessarily from natural […]
Can you imagine living in a slanted, rotting pieced-together shack, where roaches, rats, lizards and flies could come and go as they please? That’s the reality for this family in Jamaica.