Helping Them Today

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in Need

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Helping Them Today

Help the People
in Need

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Welcome to Food For The Poor Jamaica

Helping Each Other Can Make the
World Better

Our Story

Jamaica was the first country assisted by Food For The Poor (FFTP), which began helping the island nation in 1982. In 1983, FFP Jamaica was established and is the largest charity organization in Jamaica. The office and warehouse complex is located in Spanish Town, at the intersection of five highways, which lead to all parts of the island. FFTP partners with more than 1,300 churches and institutions for the distribution of food, medicine, educational supplies and other needed items. The charity has completed hundreds of projects in Jamaica with a focus on education, medical, housing and agriculture.

Our Mission

To link the church of the First World with the church of the Third World in a manner that helps both the mentally poor and poor in spirit.
The materially poor are served by local churches, clergy and lay leaders who have been empowered and supplied with goods by Food For The Poor.
The poor in spirit are renewed by their relationship with and service to the poor through our direct ministry of teaching, encouragement and prayer.
Ultimately, we seek to bring both benefactors and recipients to a closer union with our Lord.

Our Featured Fundraiser

Build Back The Love Campaign


32 Donors

400,000 Goal

$87,055.00 USD Raised

Homelessness continues to be a major challenge for the most vulnerable in Jamaica. Thanks to our generous donors, including BOOM and National, we are able to improve the living conditions of many families.

Build Back the Love for Jamaica is FFP’s 2023 initiative in commemoration of the charity’s 40th anniversary in Jamaica, a ministry which officially launched its operation in Jamaica in June 1983 thanks to the vision of our founder, Ferdinand Mahfood.

Apply for a Food For The Poor Project

How You Can Apply for a Project

Types of Projects

  • Construction: Building Construction, Building Renovation, Sanitization/Hand Wash Stations, Water Harvesting, etc.

  • Health Care: equipment assistance/life saving devices for individuals or hospitals.

  • Special/Unique: scholarships towards books & tuition, income generating projects.

  • Agriculture: beekeeping, crop production, agro-processing, animal husbandry, etc.

  • Other unique & innovative projects are also welcomed.

How to Apply

  • To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be part of a registered community or development group, non-profit organization, school or entity serving the poor.

  • Applicants MUST submit a letter to Food For The Poor requesting assistance for unique/special project. This should give a summary of the project including need, objectives, and outcomes.

  • Once that letter is reviewed and approved, an application form will be sent to the applicant, which MUST be completed and resent with all the required documents.

  • The application will then go through an assessment process BUT please note that the project process is lengthy so we cannot provide a timeline or any guarantee of approval as our support is largely dependent on donor funding.

Apply for a Food For The Poor House

How You Can Get a House

  1. Requirements for a Food For The Poor House provides the basic information that is needed to complete an application.

  2. The Letter to Applicant is used alongside the Housing requirement as it informs the applicant about the housing processes of Food for the Poor.

  3. The Application Form - These forms are used to document information about the applicant and verify the documents received using the check list at the back. (please disregard letter from Member of Parliament (MP))

  4. Guidelines for Detail of Land History - In cases where the bonafide/legitimate land owner is deceased the documents below were created to assist the applicant in providing the necessary details.


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