Food

Hunger remains a leading cause of death among children in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Food For The Poor Canada provides food to children, families and communities, keeping people healthy and productive. We work with individuals and communities to develop sustainable livelihood projects so they are able to grow and sell their own food.

A well fed child can concentrate better in school and have the energy and nutrition they need for healthy development. Adults who are hungry find it difficult to work. We help families achieve food security so they are able to participate fully in their communities and focus on meeting other urgent needs.

  • One in nine people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half of deaths in children under 5.
  • In Haiti, 5% of children suffer from acute malnutrition, and almost half of women aged 15 to 49 and 65% of children under 5 are anemic.
  • Over the last twenty years, Haiti has been repeatedly affected by a series of severe natural disasters, having a devastating effect on agriculture and the environment. Haiti is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change.
  • Haiti imports more than 50% of its food for its population’s needs. Haiti imports 80% of its rice, a main staple in Haiti.

What We Do

  • Distribute food to communities across Jamaica and Haiti who lack access to food.
  • Provide emergency food during times of crisis.
  • Support feeding programs at schools across Jamaica and Haiti.
  • Develop agricultural and animal husbandry projects, providing a means to grow and sell food.

Projects

Impact

  • Distributed 2,720 bags of milk powder to communities in Haiti, feeding 63 communities.
  • Distributed 100,000 kilograms of rice, feeding 500,000 people
  • Distributed 88,348 bags of dried soup, feeding over 8 million people
  • Established a chicken farm to support the sustainability of an orphange for meat, eggs and livelihood
  • Shipped and distributed 2,909 bags of dried Canadian fruit, 2,993 bags of dried beans, 15,742 cans of garbanzo beans and 1,068 bags of beef broth to communities across Haiti
  • Distributed 2,500 pounds of fish and 2,760 bags granola to communities across Haiti

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