What We Do

Food For The Poor Canada helps build strong and prosperous communities across the Caribbean and Latin America, with a focus on Jamaica and Haiti. We respond to the most urgent needs of communities by providing food, clean water and access to healthcare. We also work with in-country partners and local leaders  to strengthen communities and build social infrastructure such as schools, homes, medical clinics and income-generating projects.

We work to provide impact across five areas of programming:

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FFPfood

FFPhousing

FFPhealth

FFPeducation

FFPlivihood

Our impact is far-reaching because of two important and unique distinguishing factors.

First, we have strong  partners rooted in the communities we serve with the network and the capacity for effective and accountable distribution and project management. Our relationships with the Ministries of Health, Education, Housing and Finance allow us to work effectively. Our relationships with local organizations and communities allow us to better understand and determine the work that we do, and to work with and support local staff in the countries we serve.

Second, we are affiliated with Food For The Poor, Inc. one of the largest charities working in the region, and so we benefit from economies of scale in our purchasing, partnerships and work.

We are responsive, community-led and work to build capacity. Our unique approach of providing basic needs and community development enables and empowers individuals, families and communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

Gifts of Hope

Latest News

Hurricane Maria One Year Later: Food For The Poor Canada interviewed by CP24
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Toronto, ON (September 18, 2018) Executive Director of Food For The Poor Canada, Samantha Mahfood speaks to George...

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Toronto, ON (September 17, 2018) Homes are being rebuilt. Schools are getting new roofs. Electricity once again...