When children are educated, they develop the skills and confidence to help lift their families out of poverty and build strong communities for generations to come.

Food For The Poor works with the Ministry of Education in the countries we serve to support the communities we work with. We build schools in communities identified by local leaders to support the infrastructure of the Ministry of Education. We partner with public schools and universities to support their work, allowing students to thrive and succeed.

What We Do

  • Build early childhood schools across Jamaica
  • Provide teacher training
  • Provide scholarships at different levels of education
  • Provide schools with essential infrastructure and resources such as running water, sanitation, and playgrounds
  • Provide schools with desks and chairs, computers, musical instruments, soccer balls, and school supplies
  • Support school feeding programs
  • Support vocational training programs in barbering, landscaping, sewing, and carpentry
  • Support programs for physically and academically challenged children

Our Impact

  • Built 33 early childhood education schools across Jamaica
  • Provided 3,000 filled backpacks to children across Haiti and over 150 backpacks to students in Jamaica
  • Distributed 250 computers to schools
  • Provided two vehicles to community centres
  • Trained early childhood teachers to improve education across Jamaica
  • Provided 780 desks and chairs to schools
  • Provided 45,000 pens and pencils to schools in Jamaica
  • Provided more than 10,000 educational books to schools in Jamaica
  • Provided 10 university scholarships
  • Distributed 450 soccer balls to schools
  • Shipped and distributed kitchen and lab appliance to Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica
  • Shipped and distributed musical instruments to Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica