Jamaica

Increase Access to Food and Education in Jamaica 

With your help, we are providing devices for Jamaican students to bridge the digital divide brought on by COVID-19 and  building a school with volunteers over March Break 2022.  We also continue to provide food to schools, churches, and local community organizations in this great time of need.

Our Projects

Impact

  • Built 34 schools
  • Trained early childhood teachers to improve education across Jamaica
  • Provided scholarships, 168 backpacks, 186 computers, and 700 chairs and desks for students
  • Shipped more than $10 million worth of medicine and educational supplies
  • Built 26 homes
  • Provided support for vocational training programs in landscaping, barbering, and sewing
  • Provided 2 dialysis machines
  • Provided an ambulance and 100 mattresses
  • Distributed 25,740 bags of dried vegetable soup mix, 940 bags of dried beans, and 216 bags of dried apples donated by Canadian farmers
  • Provided an ophthalmology machine to an eye clinic
  • Provided 1,422 layettes to families for their newborns and young children

News and Projects

Build a School in Jamaica with Food For The Poor Canada, March 2022
25 Jan 12:10 pm

With the COVID-19 lockdown keeping us at home, we all need something to look forward to.  Together,...

In the news: Despite COVID-19, Canadians Provide 7.8 Million Meals and More in the Caribbean and Latin America
22 Dec 05:27 pm

TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) moved quickly in early...

What We Do

  • Build early childhood schools and homes
  • Provide school furniture, computers, supplies, scholarships, and teacher training
  • Ship and distribute pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and medical machinery
  • Support livelihood and income-generating projects

Become a Monthly Donor

Our Community Builders help families with their most basic needs – clean water, food and health care.