FFP donates vehicle to Manchester Infirmary

(Mrs. Vivinne Grant, Matron- Manchester Infrimary around the wheels of the vehicle)

Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica, our nation's largest charitable organization handed over the keys for a 2007 Mitsubishi Grandis to the Manchester Parish Council on behalf of the Manchester Infirmary at their office in White Marl on Friday, April 17, 2015.

On hand to receive the donation were (from left to right): Councillor Faith Sampson (Chairman, Poor Relief Committee), Mrs. Vivinne Grant (Matron- Manchester Infirmary), Mrs. Marcia Hall-Walker (Manager, Social Outreach), Mr. David Mair (Executive Director, Food For the Poor), Mrs. Suzan Casserly (Food For The Poor-Florida), Her Worship the Mayor Brenda Ramsay (Chairman, Manchester Parish Council), Mr. Densil Mundy (Inspector of Poor).............See more pictures

This was a well needed donation which will assist in the transportation of residents to and from the Manchester Infirmary on clinic and hospital appointments. The institution, which is operated by the Manchester Parish Council is home to approximately 87 residents, 41 females and 46 males who are under the supervision of the Matron, Mrs. Vivinne Grant along side asisstant Matron, Ms. Keshia Williams, with 25 other members of staff.

The mandate of the Manchester Parish Council's Infirmary is to provide a caring environment for the destitute within the parish. The Infirmary has been set up to cater to the needs of those who are unable to adequately care for themselves. Serivces are predominantly administered to and for the elderly. However, persons with no liable caregiver(s) are also given institutional care at the facility. The Infirmary's programme is geared toward the provision of nutrition, transportation and works closely with the Poor Relief Department, which upon identifying cases, refer them to the Infirmary.

Food For The Poor Jamaica (FFPJ) is the largest charitable organization in Jamaica.  Food For The Poor Inc., located in Florida, USA, is the largest international relief and development organization in the United States. Jamaica partners with a number of stakeholders including churches, non-governmental and private sector organizations , children's homes and service organizations throughout the island, catering to the needs of the less fortunate. The organization's goal is to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children they serve through emergency relief aid and programmes in the areas of housing, food, medical, water, sanitation, education, agriculture, outreach and micro-enterprise