In the news: Despite COVID-19, Canadians Provide 7.8 Million Meals and More in the Caribbean and Latin America
TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) moved quickly in early 2020 to address the impact of COVID-19 in vulnerable Latin American and Caribbean communities. While Canadians experienced lockdowns and loneliness, they continued to be generous to families in other countries who were affected more severely. FFPC was able to ship a record 23 containers of food and medical supplies and moved forward on projects in underserved communities in Jamaica, Honduras, Haiti, Bahamas and Guyana.
7.8 million meals reached children in orphanages and schools, hospital patients, prisoners, the elderly, people with disabilities, and families who had lost all sources of income. Canadian farmers donated their surplus food to be processed into dry soup mix by FFPC partners, the Gleaners….
- On December 22, 2020