Facts About Our Work in Grenada
Food For The Poor works with partners such as Caritas and the Bishop’s Office in Grenada, which helps in the distribution of Gifts In Kind to families in need. Food For The Poor donors also work with three orphanages as part of the Angels Of Hope program. Forty-five children now have a home, food and people to give them loving care, as well as monthly support with donated items such as clothing, personal hygiene products, shoes, food, cleaning supplies and school materials.
As of August 2017, Food For The Poor shipped 24 tractor-trailer loads of goods that included some of the following items:
- Hygiene and personal care items.
- Products for community development.
- Canned vegetables, meats and other food items.
- Educational supplies, including books, pens, pencils and paper.
In 2016, the Carriacou water project was completed. The new water tank, which stores 100,000 gallons of water, is providing the 8,000 residents on the tiny island of Carriacou with a clean water source.
In 2015, several new initiatives were established:
- An early childhood education project was established to train and certify selected workers, who also were equipped with laptops and printers.
- Five primary schools were added to Food For The Poor’s school feeding program. This project has enabled these schools to have a better feeding program for their students.
- Food For The Poor built a warehouse for in-country partner Caritas, which allows the organization to be more efficient in distributing goods island-wide.
In 2014, Food For The Poor implemented several important programs:
- A processing project to support female farmers. The women were taught how to process jams and jellies, honey, soap and other products, which can be sold, providing these female farmers with a source of income to care for their families.
- Food For The Poor established feeding programs for primary students attending Uganda Martyrs, St. Anne’s Roman Catholic and Munich Catholic schools in Grenada.
- Food For The Poor established an early childhood development project for the entire island. The project provides computers and computer training for enrolled 3- to 6-year-olds.
- Created a feeding program for primary schools to increase the regularity and performance of at-risk children through the provision of nutritious and balanced meals at school.
- Diocese of St. George’s assisted the Diocese of Grenada with renovations of its warehouse to improve safety and enhance their distribution operations.