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Food For The Poor, Salvation Army treat poor and homeless

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Jacqueline Johnson (left), executive director of Food For The Poor Jamaica, hands out food packages to participants in the annual Christmas treat at Emmet Park in Kingston on December 12.
Nurse Norma (right) Reid from Our Lady of the Poor Clinic, operated by Food For The Poor, gently feeds one of the residents on Wednesday, December 11. - Contributed Photo

Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica, in partnership with the Salvation Army has again joined forces to reach out to 2000 of the most vulnerable within the society through the annual Christmas treat recently held at Emmet Park in Kingston.

Drawn from various communities in Kingston and St Andrew, the beneficiaries included street people served daily through the Salvation Army feeding programme. They were treated to a hot meal, lively entertainment and gift packages consisting of basic food items and toiletries.

Several volunteers assisted with the day's proceedings. They included Jamaica College, St George's College, Kingston College, Red Stripe, Wisynco, Scotiabank and Tankweld. The beneficiaries had many words of commendation for Food For The Poor.