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Food For The Poor fêtes children at King's House

Published:Tuesday | December 16, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Food For The Poor Jamaica (FFP) will continue its year-round mission of helping the underprivileged by treating children and their caregivers with a Christmas party today at King's House in St Andrew.

One of Jamaica's most visible charity organisations, FFP, through its 'Angels of Hope' programme, will extend its giving to the less fortunate by hosting a Christmas-themed event on the lawns of King's House.

Angels of Hope has been tasked with ensuring children placed in various homes enjoy a treat each year during the festive season.

The party, which is expected to start at 10 a.m., will also extend invitations to those tasked with overseeing the welfare of the children who are placed in the homes.

Throughout the year, the charity gives, among other items, food, clothing, medical and educational supplies and furniture to various children who are staying at the 24 children's homes across the country.

FFP has in recent weeks staged various events aimed at giving back to the community. Most recently the charity, along with the Salvation Army, handed out food and other items to persons from Emmet Park and surrounding communities in Kingston.

FFP's operation in Jamaica began in 1982 with the aim of assisting the poor.

Those wishing to donate time, money or items can contact the Food For the Poor at 984-5005.