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Jamaican High Commissioner to Canada and Partners Hand Over $12,500 to Boost Tablet Initiative for Schools

Food For The Poor Canada accepts a cheque for $12,500 from the Jamaican High Commissioner to Canada and partners to support the Device for Every Child Initiative for schools in Jamaica.

Baramita Update Fall 2021

Food For The Poor Canada has made significant progress in the Baramita with the completion of the village's Community Centre. FFPC's next initiatives in Baramita include chicken-rearing and plant husbandry projects.

Forty-Five Families Have New Homes in Derac

Food For The Poor Canada has finished building 45 out of 60 homes in Derac, Haiti. Forty-five families have moved into their new homes. The last 15 homes will be completed by winter 2021.

FFPC Begins Relief Efforts Following 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake in Haiti

Food For The Poor Canada is committed to helping Haiti recover from the earthquake’s devastation as communities in southern Haiti deal with the aftermath. We are working with Food For The Poor Haiti to rebuild homes and respond to the greatest immediate needs of families affected by this disaster.

Earthquake in Haiti, Emergency Response

Food For The Poor is responding immediately following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti’s southern peninsula, about 80 miles west of Port-au-Prince, early Saturday.

Summer 2021 Update

FFPC is busy preparing to get Jamaican students back-to-school, building sustainable communities in Honduras and Guyana, shipping and helping to distribute food across the Caribbean and Latin America.

Food and Medical Distribution Update: The First Half of 2021

So far in 2021, FFPC has shipped over 305,000 meals to Jamaica, and over $1.1 million in medicine and supplies to Haiti, Jamaica, and Honduras, with another container of food planned for Haiti in July.

FFPC Making Impacts with Partner CEPUDO in San Antonio, Honduras

Food For The Poor Canada, in partnership with CEPUDO, is working on building a sustainable community in San Antonio through a number of initiatives including building a school, supporting livelihood and income-generation projects, and building homes for families.

Help Send a Child Back to School this September

As the world prepares to return to a new normal, children across Jamaica will be getting ready to go back to school this fall. Unfortunately, access to education still remains a major challenge for students.

Appeal for Further Donations to Provide Children with Digital Devices

For students who have been thrust into an online learning environment, internet connectivity is only one hurdle, lack of a device is a more pressing issue.

Opening of Silverstone Basic School

Thanks to tremendous generosity and kindness, Silverstone Basic School is ready to welcome back students!

FFPC AGM Virtual Reception

For a second year, the Food For The Poor Canada family came together to celebrate, learn and be inspired at FFPC’s Annual General Meeting Reception.

Volcanoes, Vaccines, and Volunteers

2021 is off to a rolling start! Check out what FFPC has been up to in during the first quarter of 2021 in our quarterly newsletter.

Stories From Guyana

A few families shared their stories.

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Stories From Guyana

Bernadette, Frank , Jim and Bonnie have been passionately and generously supporting the village of Baramita since they first visited the remote village.

Build a School in Jamaica with Food For The Poor Canada, March 2022

Join us from March 12-19, 2022 for a unique volunteer experience in Jamaica.

In the news: Despite COVID-19, Canadians Provide 7.8 Million Meals and More in the Caribbean and Latin America

Food For The Poor Canada moved quickly in early 2020 to address the impact of COVID-19 in vulnerable Latin American and Caribbean communities.

Reasons to be Joyful this Christmas

Check out our recent newsletter to read all the good news!

Hearts United Event Brings Hope During COVID-19

Jamaica has been affected by the triple threat of poverty, the pandemic, and by recent hurricanes.

St. Martin Primary & Infant School Update

FFPC is grateful to have had the opportunity to complete St. Martin Primary and St. Martin Infant School in Jamaica with funds donated by the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation.

St. Martin Primary & Infant School Update

FFPC is grateful to have had the opportunity to complete St. Martin Primary and St. Martin Infant School in Jamaica with funds donated by the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation.

Food Reaches Honduras in Time for Hurricane Emergency Response

FFPC was able to ship a container of donated soup mix to Honduras which has since been distributed to schools and orphanages across the country.

Derac Breaks Ground With 60 Homes for Families

Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) board and staff were ecstatic when their longtime partner, Food For The Poor Haiti, broke ground on October 28th, on a sustainable community in Derac, Haiti.

A school for future leaders in Honduras

You continue to make a difference in the world with your kindness - this Christmas your generosity will build a new school for children in Honduras! 

Fall COVID-19 Update

With you and our partners, Food For The Poor Canada has provided 4.4 million meals of soup, rice and beans to underserved communities.

176,000 meals of rice for Haiti arrive in time for the new school year

Thanks to your kindness and the generosity of FFPC partners and other Canadians, students in Haiti are able to start the school year with a warm meal in their bellies.

Golf tournament raises funds for Guyanese community

The third annual Golf For Guyana Tournament teed off on Saturday, September 12, at the Cedarhurst Golf Club.

Canadians Help School To Reopen One Year After Hurricane Dorian Devastates Bahamas

One year after Hurricane Dorian tore through the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the Bahamas, one special school is preparing to re-open in September.

Layettes and soup mix arrive in time to help families during COVID-19

Since COVID-19, many families have been left without work and have turned to churches, community centres and organizations like FFPC to feed and clothe their families.

COVID-19 Summer Update

After learning about severe food shortages disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable communities, Food For The Poor Canada redirected our focus to addressing the growing food insecurity.

Portland Holdings and Michael Lee-Chin Partner With Food For The Poor Canada to Feed Jamaican Communities During COVID-19 Economic slowdown

Michael Lee-Chin and Portland Holdings are calling upon Canadians to join in the effort to feed vulnerable communities in Jamaica by donating to Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC).

Food For The Poor Canada Executive Director Receives the Harry Jerome Humanitarian Award from the BBPA

Samantha Mahfood was named the recipient of the Harry Jerome – Humanitarian Award for her work with FFPC over the last 12 years.

Food For The Poor Canada Appeals to Canadians to Help Feed 50,000 People

Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) calls upon Canadians to join in the effort to raise $1M in a campaign to feed an additional 50,000 people in the Caribbean and Latin America during COVID-19.

Thank You From Haiti

You are helping to make a difference in the daily lives of children and communities!

What’s the plan? Donors ask FFP Leaders

At our first Virtual AGM Reception, we heard from the heads of Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC), US and Haiti about the impact of COVID-19 and the status of 2020 projects.

FFP Leaders Speak At First Virtual AGM Reception

Even in times of great change and difficulty, FFPC supporters and partners came together to support families and communities in the Caribbean and Latin America. 

Executive Director Speaks About Her Experience with COVID-19

As the world adjusts to this new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) continues to be dedicated, hardworking and committed to the families and communities of the Caribbean and Latin America.

FFPC Joins Charities in Letter to Prime Minister to Take Federal Action to Protect Charities

Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) has joined a growing list of Canadian charities in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to financially support the charitable sector with a $10 billion emergency fund.

FFPC Responds To COVID-19

In light of the current global pandemic, COVID-19, countries around the world are scrambling to source adequate medical supplies to brace for a surge of patients who will need care.

Soup and Layettes Shipped to Jamaica

Another shipment is on it’s way to Jamaica thanks to the ongoing support of Canadian donors and the generosity and hard work of our partners, the Ontario Christian Gleaners and the Westover Layette Ladies.

A Decade of Love and Care: Top 10 Moments with FFPC

Here is a list of our Top 10 FFPC Moments of Love and Care! 

FFPC Celebrates International Day Of Education

What do you remember about your school? The art on the walls? The playground? Your very own desk and hook to hang up your backpack full of notebooks and pencils?

Canadian Donors Continue to Rebuild in Haiti 10 Years After Earthquake

Ten years ago, on January 12, 2010, a powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the capital Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The earthquake claimed the lives of more than 250,000 individuals and destroyed over 1.3 million homes, forever changing the landscape of Haiti and its people.

It Takes a Village to Build the Village of Derac, Haiti

Food For The Poor Canada launched the It Takes A Village to Build A Village campaign in September 2018 with the goal of building sixty homes in the village of Derac, Haiti.

Guyana Dance-a-Thon

The Guyana Dance-a-thon event was successful in raising thousands of dollars towards building a village in Baramita, Guyana.

2019 Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon

On October 21st, 2019 friends of Food For The Poor Canada joined together to raise funds for the village of Derac, Haiti and to support the rebuilding of the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.

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Food For The Poor and The Sandals Foundation Partner for The Bahamas in Response to Hurricane Dorian

Food For The Poor is partnering with the Sandals Foundation to ensure that we can help Bahamians in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian as quickly and effectively as possible.

Food For The Poor Canada Standing by to Help Hurricane-Ravaged Islands of The Bahamas

Even before Hurricane Dorian slammed into Great Abaco and Grand Bahama islands in The Bahamas, Samantha Mahfood has been trying to make contact with the principal of a school “that supports kids with different abilities” in the Caribbean nation.

Hurricane Dorian – Donate To help with FFPC’s Emergency Response

Food For The Poor is working with trusted partners to provide emergency response to Hurricane Dorian.

My First School Build – By Chanelle Perrier-Telemaque​

My very first school build with Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC), as the new Senior Manager of Programming was an amazing personal and professional experience to the say the least.

A Lift for Fyffes Pen Primary

Students and teachers at Fyffes Pen Primary School in St Elizabeth are celebrating major infrastructural improvements to their school. 

Soup Distribution in Jamaica

Shipped 6,750 bags of dried vegetable soup mix to Jamaica.

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Layette Distribution in Jamaica

Shipped a 40′ container of food, educational supplies and layettes to Jamaica.

Soup Distribution in Jamaica

Earlier this year we partnered with Ontario Christian Gleaners to ship 6,750 bags of dried vegetable soup mix to Jamaica. Learn more about the distribution.

Layette Distribution in Jamaica

Earlier this year we partnered with Ontario Christian Gleaners and the Westover Layette Ladies to ship a 40′ container of food, educational supplies and layettes to Jamaica.

Food For The Poor Canada Honours The Globe and Mail Inc., and Celebrates The Completion of Its First Haitian Village of Bezin

Food For The Poor Canada hosted their Annual General Meeting followed by a cocktail reception to honour their donors and partners.

Feeding the hungry in Haiti

Shipped approximately 10,000 bags of dried vegetable soup mix, beef broth and dried cranberry beans to Haiti.

Feeding the Hungry in Haiti

In November 2018, we partnered with Ontario Christian Gleaners and Joy & Hope of Haiti to ship a 40′ container full of nutritious food for Haiti.

Students cooking up a storm in new lab!

A partnership between Food For The Poor Canada and the ICHS Alumnae Association Toronto Chapter, has resulted in a new Food and Nutrition lab for the students at Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica.

Students cooking up a storm in new lab!

A partnership between Food For The Poor Canada and the ICHS Alumnae Association Toronto Chapter, has resulted in a new Food and Nutrition lab for the students at Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica.

Wakefield Students Excited for New School!

Staff, students and the community were excited to open the doors of the new Wakefield Infant School in January.

Wakefield Students Excited for New School!

By opening a government funded infant school, the community now has access to free early childhood education.

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Musical Instruments For Edna Manley College

The students of The School of Music at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica recently received violins and violas.

Musical Instruments for Edna Manley College

The students of The School of Music at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica recently received violins and violas donated by Canadian donors.

Medecine And Supplies For Haiti

Shipped over a million dollars of medicines and medical supplies to Haiti.

Medicine and supplies for Haiti

In March, we packed and shipped a 40’ container of medicines and medical supplies worth over a million dollars to save and change lives in Haiti.

From despair to hope for two Haitian women

Two Haitian women from the village of Tierra Muscady each share their story on how their lives were transformed when given the gift of a home from a Canadian donor.

From despair to hope

Two Haitian women from the village of Tierra Muscady each share their story on how their lives were transformed when given the gift of a home from a Canadian donor.

Food and Layettes Shipped to Jamaica

6,750 bags of dried vegetable soup mix, 600 baby layettes, mixed educational supplies and musical instruments were loaded on a 40′ container this week.

Food and layettes shipped to Jamaica

6,750 bags of dried vegetable soup mix, 600 baby layettes, mixed educational supplies and musical instruments loaded on a 40′ container this week.

Building Villages in Haiti

Thanks to a generous donor, Food For The Poor Canada built its first village in Haiti!

Mount Pleasant School

Over the past six years, Food For the Poor has built 110 schools across Jamaica.

Building Villages in Haiti

Thanks to a generous donor, Food For The Poor Canada built its first village in Haiti!

Mount Pleasant School Now Open!

Principal and Founder, Mrs. Vita Dunk started Mount Pleasant Basic school in Jamaica 39 years ago because she wanted to make a difference in her community.

Food For The Poor Canada Donors Give Generously Towards Building a Village in Haiti

A small village in Haiti will have hope renewed when poverty begins to recede, through the development of agricultural projects, the building of homes and water wells, and the installation of street lights.

Open Volunteer School Build – Coming Soon!

Join us in Jamaica April 7 – 14, 2019 for our next school build!

Thanksgiving and Fundraising Lunch – 10th Anniversary Closing Celebration

Please join Food For The Poor Canada for our Annual Thanksgiving and Fundraising Luncheon to close out our 10th Anniversary Celebrations.

Food For The Poor Canada launches our “It takes a village to build a village” campaign

We are excited to launch our “It Takes a Village to Build a Village” campaign, reaching out to our village of Canadian donors to help us raise funds to build a village in Haiti over the next 9 months, breaking ground in June 2019.

Hurricane Maria One Year Later: Dominica Rebuilds Homes, Schools Thanks to Food For The Poor Donors

Homes are being rebuilt. Schools are getting new roofs. Electricity once again powers lights and cooling fans.

30th School Built by Food For The Poor in Jamaica

FFPC donors and volunteers have built over 30 schools throughout Jamaica

30th School Built by Food For The Poor Canada in Jamaica

This past week, Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) and Food For The Poor Jamaica welcomed Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation to build Mount Pleasant Basic School in St. Margarets Bay, Jamaica.

Food For The Poor Canada Partners with the Carpenters’ Union and Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation

Wakefield Infant School will provide free, quality education to the youngest in the community.

Food For The Poor Canada Partners with the Carpenters’ Union and Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation

As Food For The Poor Canada continues the celebration of it’s 10th year, the second of three schools to be built this year took place this week in Wakefield, Trelawny, Jamaica.

Annual walkathon raises funds to build school in Jamaica

29 students, 4 teachers and one ancillary staff will directly benefit from the new school with proper facilities, conducive to teaching and learning and a more safe and healthy environment.

Annual walkathon raises funds to build school in Jamaica

Together with our education partner Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation, Food For The Poor staff participated in the annual 5k walk for education also known as the Jam-walk to help raise funds for our upcoming school build in July in Port Antonio, Jamaica.

ICHS Food and Nutrition Labs Gets Major Upgrade

We recently joined forces with ICHS Alumnae Association Toronto Chapter to help rebuild the Food and Nutrition Labs at Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica.

Vegetable soup mix to feed hungry families in Haiti

We recently packed and shipped a 40′ container of close to 10,000 bags of dried vegetable soup mix, beans and fruits for Haiti.

ICHS Food and Nutrition Labs gets major upgrade thanks to Canadian donors

We recently joined forces with ICHS Alumnae Association Toronto Chapter to help rebuild the Food and Nutrition Labs at Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica.

Vegetable soup mix to feed hungry families in Haiti

Together with partners Ontario Christian Gleaners and Joy and Hope of Haiti, we recently packed and shipped a 40′ container of close to 10,000 bags of dried vegetable soup mix, beans and fruits for Haiti.

Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary with Construction of Hampden Infant School

Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) is proud to celebrate the 10th year of working with and for communities in the Caribbean, with the important support of Canadian donors and volunteers.

Canadian students build homes in Jamaica

Students of Nicholson Catholic College and Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School are making a difference by building homes for families in need in Jamaica.

Canadian students build homes in Jamaica

Students of Nicholson Catholic College and Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School are making a difference by building homes for families in need in Jamaica.

Chickpeas and medicine for Haiti

Just before Easter, Food For The Poor Canada loaded a 40′ combo container with a 50/50 load of nutrient-rich canned chickpeas and life-saving medicines for Haiti.

Chickpeas and medicine for Haiti

Just before Easter, Food For The Poor Canada loaded a 40′ combo container with a 50/50 load of nutrient-rich canned chickpeas and life-saving medicines for Haiti.

Building Homes & Hope in Haiti!

Through the support of Food For The Poor’s Donors, the village in Artibonite was created to repatriate 156 families back to Haiti.

Life-saving medicine for Haiti

Earlier this month, Food For The Poor Canada loaded a 40′ container of life-saving medicine for hospitals and health clinics across Haiti.

School furniture for schools in Jamaica

The 40′ container of furniture will be distributed to schools across Jamaica.

Life-saving medicine for Haiti

Earlier this month, Food For The Poor Canada loaded a 40′ container of life-saving medicine for hospitals and health clinics across Haiti.

School furniture for schools in Jamaica

On March 1, we joined forces with Lluidas Vale Rehabilitation & Development Foundation and a strong group of volunteers from our local community to load a 40′ container with donated school furniture for Jamaica.

Your Work in 2017

Please read our latest newsletter for a recap of our work together in 2017 and find out why you should continue to work with us in 2018.

Join our Volunteer Trip to Jamaica – Sign up by January 31st!

Food For The Poor Canada is building Hampden Infant School in Trelawny Jamaica and is looking for volunteers.

Container full of medicine and educational supplies for Jamaica

In May 2017, Food For The Poor Canada and partners loaded a 40′ container full of medicines, medical supplies and educational supplies for hospitals and schools in Jamaica.

Food containers for the hungry in Haiti

Food For The Poor Canada shipped three 40′ containers of food to Haiti as part of our food distribution program.

Vegetable soup mix feeds hungry in Haiti

In May 2017, Food For The Poor Canada shipped a 40 foot container with 9,787 bags of nutritious vegetable soup mix to Haiti.

Zebra Pen Distribution at Jamaican Schools

Food For The Poor Jamaica are handing out 60,000 assorted pens donated by Zebra Pen Canada to Jamaican schools.

Riverside Basic School

Food For The Poor was joined by the Caribbean Chinese Association and close to 40 volunteers to build Riverside Basic School in Kingsvale, Hanover, Jamaica.

Disciples of Christ Basic School

In July 2017, Food For The Poor Canada and Food For The Poor Jamaica in partnership with Helping Hands Jamaica and the NFL’s Orlando Franklin #74 Foundation joined forces to build Disciples of Christ Basic School in Portland, Jamaica

Little London Infant School

More than 30 volunteers got together to build the Little London Infant School in Westmoreland, Jamaica.

November Newsletter

Read our November Newsletter to see the transformation of a home for a poor family in Jamaica.

October Newsletter

Read our October Newsletter to find out how much we raised for Dominica at our Thanksgiving and Fundraising Luncheon.

Food For The Poor Canada welcomes new board chair

Robert Ready was turned on to Food for the Poor (FFP) while serving as Canada’s top diplomat in Jamaica.

Vegetable soup mix feeds hungry in Haiti

Earlier this summer, Food For The Poor Canada shipped a 40′ container with 9,787 bags of nutritious vegetable soup mix to Haiti.

September Newsletter

Back to school is strongly supported in Jamaica this year with the newly constructed Little London Infant School and distribution of pens donated by Zebra Pen Canada at schools across the country.

Back to School: Little London Infant Department

The children of Little London had a special back to school experience in September: A brand new infant department for ages 3-6!

Zebra Pens Distribution at Jamaican Schools

Food For The Poor Jamaica are handing out 60,000 assorted pens donated by Zebra Pen Canada to Jamaican schools.

Hurricane Irma Update

Food For The Poor is rushing emergency relief to the Caribbean Islands devastated by Hurricane Irma.

100 Schools built in 5 years by Food For The Poor donors!

Food For The Poor Builds 100 schools, creating a lasting legacy in Jamaica.

July Newsletter

Read our July Newsletter for information about the Annual Thanksgiving and Fundraising Luncheon which kicks off Food For The Poor Canada’s 10th year anniversary celebrations.

Summer 2017 Volunteer Builds: Riverside Basic School

Food For The Poor Canada and Food For The Poor Jamaica was joined by the Caribbean Chinese Association and close to 40 volunteers to build Riverside Basic School in Kingsvale, Jamaica.

Summer 2017 Volunteer builds: Disciples of Christ Basic School

Last weekend, Food For The Poor Canada and Food For The Poor Jamaica in partnership with Helping Hands Jamaica and the NFL’s Orlando Franklin #74 Foundation joined forces to build Disciples of Christ Basic School in Portland, Jamaica.

Summer 2017 Volunteer builds: Little London Infant School

Food For The Poor Canada and Food For The Poor Jamaica in partnership with Helping Hands Jamaica, the Stephen Tulloch Foundation and more than 30 volunteers, recently got together to build Little London Infant School in Westmoreland, Jamaica.

Food containers for the hungry in Haiti

During the course of spring and summer, Food For The Poor Canada has shipped three 40′ containers of food to Haiti as part of our food distribution program.

June Newsletter

On June 3, we raised funds for education in Jamaica at the annual Walkathon organized by our partner Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation.

Container full of medicine and educational supplies for Jamaica

This week, Food For The Poor Canada and partners loaded a 40′ container full of medicines, medical supplies, and educational supplies for hospitals and schools in Jamaica.

Impact Report: Air Transat Emergency Flight for Hurricane Relief in Haiti

Life and health were gifts the Air Transat team, in partnership with Food For The Poor, gave to tens of thousands of Haitians, through the distribution of clean water and medicines.

Food For The Poor Fishermen Save Lives on Easter Weekend 2017

Food For The Poor Fishermen Save Lives on Easter Weekend 2017.

Exciting things are happening in 2017

Raising money to repair a school roof in Haiti, 50,000 donated pens to be distributed to students across Jamaica and, five more schools to be built in Jamaica in 2017.

Fundraiser with Diplomats in Support of Haiti

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Food For The Poor Canada participated in a fundraising luncheon and auction in support of Haiti.

#HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs – Building Homes and Love for Valentine’s Day

In 2017, with your continued support we will give some of those families a home, and it starts this month with Love Day.

Top Ten Smiles of 2016

View our wrap-up of 2016.

Lloyds Basic School Build

Lloyd’s Basic School in the parish of St. Thomas was constructed with the financial support of Donette Chin-Loy Chang, in memory of her late husband, G. Raymond Chang.

Two Months After Hurricane Matthew: Update on Food For The Poor’s work in Haiti – Housing, Food, Water and Medicines

Two months after Hurricane Matthew, donors of Food For The Poor have set out to build 1,000 new housing units in 100 days in addition to repairing damage to hundreds of homes.

Maddy’s first job – three weeks of saving and changing lives

Coming into this job on the second day of November, I can’t say I knew what to expect. Samantha had told me I was being brought in to help with a particularly busy season due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew, and that we had 5 shipments going out before the end of November.

Air Transat donates an emergency flight to Food For The Poor Canada

Air Transat donates an emergency flight to Food For The Poor Canada.

Haitian Canadians raise funds for Hurricane Matthew supplies in Ottawa

Haitian Canadians raise funds for Hurricane Matthew supplies in Ottawa.

Food For The Poor works to provide emergency supplies in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is a powerful storm impacting the south of Haiti. Food For The Poor Canada is asking Canadians to work with us to relieve some of the devastating effects that this storm has brought.

Thanksgiving Lunch

Please join us for our Fourth Annual Food For The Poor Canada Lunch as we celebrate the work of our donors and raise funds for Healthcare in Jamaica.

Pedro Plains Infant School

The new school has three classrooms as well as a kitchen, washrooms, water system and sickbay.

House of Hope Chicken Farm

The income generated by the chicken farm will support the orphanage in providing safe and healthy accommodation, health care and education for the children. The chicken farm has brought stability and security to the orphanage.

Petite Riviere de l’Artibonite

This community of 155 homes was built in response to the border crisis between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Salt Marsh Infant School

The new school has four classrooms school which will be able to hold the 100 children and also allow for growth.

Medicine and medical supplies distribution

Food For The Poor has a strong network of health partners across both Haiti and Jamaica with over 200 hospitals and medical clinics.

A home for Melody and her sons

This is the 10th home that the students of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School have built with Food For The Poor Canada.

Hall of Fame Track Star Builds School in Jamaica

Sixty preschoolers are set to access free education at the Pedro Plains Infant School in St. Elizabeth, which is being built by Hall of Fame track and field legend Donovan Bailey, and the Donovan Bailey Foundation (DBF).

World Refugee Day 2016 – Thank you for supporting refugees

Built in the north of Haiti with support from FFP’s generous US and Canadian donors, 100 families now have a new home, a health center, a community centre, a marketplace and clean water.

What you did this spring in Jamaica and Haiti

Read our newsletter to see how you helped Food For The Poor Canada this spring.

Bogue Hill Infant School

The project will enable the capacity to grow from 20 to 60 students, providing free early childhood education to the surrounding communities.

Help us ship lifesaving medicines to Jamaica and Haiti

You can help us send critical and lifesaving aid to communities in Haiti and Jamaica today.

Volunteers build Salt Marsh Infant School

Food For The Poor Canada's donors and volunteers kicked off 2016 by building our 16th school.

You built our 16th school in 2016!!

Food For The Poor Canada builds it's 16th school in Jamaica.

Students from Kingston, Ontario build a home for a family in Jamaica

Family in Jamaica receives a new home built by twenty students from Kingston, Ontario.

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Food For The Poor Builds Its 70th School In Jamaica

On February 8th and 9th, Food For The Poor built Salt Marsh Infant School in Trelawny, Jamaica. Since 2012, Food For The Poor and its donors have built 70 schools across the island.

Students at Salt Marsh receive the gift of reading

Children at Salt Marsh Infant School receive books from Canadian donors.

Serena Williams Breaks Ground on New School in Jamaica

Time and time again, tennis star Serena Williams has proven she’s a force to be reckoned with in the sports world, yet many may not be familiar with her various philanthropic endeavors.

Riana wishes you a Merry Christimas!

A Merry Christmas from the many children you have supported this year.

Thank you for making our Thanksgiving Lunch a great success!

Food For The Poor Canada held our third annual Thanksgiving Lunch at The Toronto Hunt on the weekend. The lunch was an opportunity to celebrate our donors, supporters and partners and raise funds for the community of Petite Riviere de l’Artibonite in Gressier, Haiti.

Audit Trip Reveals Medicines Distributed Across Jamaica 1-2 Weeks After Arrival

Medicines are offered to local partners before they arrive and distribution begins across the island nation within 1-2 weeks of arriving.

Food For The Poor Canada’s largest volunteer school build is completed

Children from Triumphant Basic School got a surprise on their last day of the school year: a tour of the new school they will return to in September. The project is the largest school build to date by Food For The Poor Canada and replaces a building that held 150 children in a two-room school.

Urgent appeal as the Haitian Refugee Crisis grows

As the numbers increase along the Haiti/Dominican Republic border, Food For The Poor Canada asks for your help in responding to an urgent need for housing.

Triumph! FFP, partners build basic school in Montpelier

July 3 was the dawn of a new era for the board members, administrators and students of Triumphant Basic School in Montpelier, St James.

Read our 2014 Impact Report

Food For The Poor Canada invites you to read our 2014 Impact Report. It has been a busy year, and Food For The Poor and its donors “Got it done”. We are honoured to work with you to create change and look forward to working with you in 2015.

Food For The Poor Canada Prepares to Host Second Volunteer Build With MLSE Ltd. and Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation

Staff of MLSE Ltd. and friends and family of Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation have teamed up again to build their second basic school in Jamaica, with Food For The Poor Jamaica and Food For The Poor Canada.

Food For The Poor Canada builds school with Kardinal Offishall and Dwight Drummond

Thank you to all who participated in this rewarding build; the children of Spicy Hill will move into their school in September, with more room, better sanitation, a new playground, water system and a beautiful new school that is all their own.

Sunwing Foundation Begins Construction on Spicy Hill Early Childhood Institution in Jamaica

The Sunwing Foundation is delighted to announce that building work began last week on the charitable initiative’s first project — the funding and construction of a new, state of the art school in Trelawny, Jamaica in collaboration with Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation and Food For The Poor Canada.

Soup distribution in Haiti

Food For The Poor Canada works with Ontario Christian Gleaners and Joy and Hope of Haiti to ship and distribute vegetable soup mix to Haiti.

Spicy Hill Basic School

Spicy Hill Basic School was built to accommodate up to 75 children in a bright, spacious and healthy learning environment.

Kinloss Infant School

Kinloss Infant School is benefiting children across the Kinloss community in Trelawny, Jamaica.

Triumphant Basic School

Triumphant Basic School, Food For The Poor Canada’s largest construction project yet, now houses 150 children between the ages of 3 – 5.

Building Dreams in Jamaica

In Toronto if you say “Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment” most people will think about the Leafs, Raptors, Toronto FC and the Marlies. But residents of a rural town in Jamaica are also big MLSE fans.