Food For The Poor Canada hosted their Annual General Meeting followed by a cocktail reception to honour their donors and partners, and in particular, their legacy honouree The Globe and Mail Inc., received by Publisher and CEO Phillip Crawley. The event was attended by FFPC’s donors, partners, volunteers, board members, and staff, and generously sponsored by the Jamaican National Group. 

The Chair of FFPC’s Board, Robert Ready, previous High Commissioner to Jamaica from Canada, gave an update of the work of 2018 and thanked all of the stakeholders in the room. Samantha Mahfood, the Executive Director, thanked The Globe and Mail for raising awareness and funds by providing free advertising space over the last ten years and presented a photograph of one of the families who had received a home in Haiti.

Phillip Crawley spoke about his relationship with Jamaica and Jamaicans over the years, particularly Oliver Clarke, who he praised as one of the leaders in the newspaper industry, as the owner and publisher of the Jamaica Gleaner over many decades. He also shared that his team of employees love to be a part of raising awareness of the good news in the world and that the framed picture he was presented of Sylfrantz, a Haitian mother in front of her old and new home was very meaningful. “It means a lot to them to see the outcome of their work, so beautifully represented in the picture and the words. Good luck with your ambitious goals for the year ahead.”

Food For The Poor Canada completed its first village of Bezin, Haiti in 2018 and is currently raising funds and awareness for their 3rdvillage in Haiti. The “It Takes a Village to Build a Village” campaign seeks to grow FFPC’s ‘village’ of donors to raise $1,000,000 to build 60 much-needed homes, as well as a water filtration and sanitation systems, solar lights, community wells and a series of sustainable-livelihood projects for the village development of Derac in the north of Haiti.

About Food For The Poor Canada:

Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) empowers communities in the Caribbean and Latin America, with a focus on Haiti, Jamaica and Guyana through five areas of programming: food, housing, education, health and livelihood. Through basic aid and sustainable development, FFPC responds to urgent needs while building community and social infrastructure. FFPC utilizes the pre-existing infrastructure of local affiliated organizations, to better sustain and grow the communities they serve. FFPC is part of the Food For The Poor family of charities; the founding organization in the USA is Food For The Poor, an interdenominational Christian organization that works in 17 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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Photos from Food For The Poor Canada’s AGM event