Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica hosted its annual Christmas Treat at the Golden Age Home in Kingston on Monday. It catered to the two Food For The Poor-sponsored clusters: D & G, which house residents who are severely challenged, both mentally and physically; and seniors with chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.
Approximately 155 residents and caregivers from the home were treated to a day of fellowship, food, and gift packages.
David Mair, executive director, FFP Jamaica, noted, “Over the years, Food For The Poor Jamaica has continued to support the Golden Age Home in various ways through the provision of food, clothing, furniture, and medical items. Today’s event is an extension of what we do throughout the year, where FFP staff members come in and feed and spend some time with the residents here at the home.”
Chevanese Rowe-Lyn Sue, healthcare coordinator, FFP Jamaica, stated that the part of th Christmas treat that stands out to her the most is the gratitude that the residents feel.
“They were so happy for the gifts, and that made me feel really good to be part of this. Food For The Poor is able to impact so many lives on a daily basis,” she noted.
“I am grateful that I can experience this activity as it relates to reaching out to the less fortunate.”
The caretakers at the Golden Age Home, specifically those from Clusters D & G, are very grateful for the continued support from FFP.
Morelene Moncrieffe, supervisor of Cluster D, noted: “With Food For The Poor as the main sponsor, we are very appreciative of the work, effort, support, and all the kind gestures they have given to us. We look forward to this Christmas treat on a yearly basis.”
Sentiments of gratitude were also expressed by residents and beneficiaries.
Ninety-five-year-old Ambert Frazer expressed her sentiments to FFP: “We were really blessed to have everyone from Food For The Poor. I heard that Food For The Poor was coming, and I could hardly sleep the night before. I give God all the thanks for the cheer that you have brought us.”