The third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica is home to about three million people. The island’s beauty continues to be marred by an alarming increase in poverty, violent crime and unemployment, which stands at 10.4 percent.
Throughout the island, there is a tremendous need for decent housing, orphan care, modern school buildings, agriculture initiatives and other income-generating projects.
Food For The Poor has been working in Jamaica since its founding in 1982. What began with small-scale food distributions in Kingston has now grown into a massive network of like-minded groups and individuals working together to help Jamaica’s poor.
How We Help
- Food For The Poor shipped a total of 485 tractor-trailer loads of aid to Jamaica
- We built, repaired, or expanded seven schools
- FFTP donors built 285 homes