Saturday 24 October, 2020

CIBC partners with FFP to build homes for the indigent in St Catherine

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is donating $1.8 million to the Food For The Poor (FFP) 5K to construct four houses for families who were living in poor conditions.

The construction process took place in the McCooks Pen District, St Catherine from Friday, September 14 to Saturday, September 15. The considerable donation was a commitment to the partnership being built by CIBC FirstCaribbean and the charity organization.

Since 2010, the financial institution has been supporting Food For The Poor. Last year, CIBC FirstCaribbean funded the construction of 11 houses through FFP’s “make a difference” 5K initiative.

Andrew Mahfood, Chairman of FFP Jamaica said, “We are grateful to have CIBC FirstCaribbean on board with us again this year. Their donation could not have come at a more crucial time, especially with the hurricane season upon us.”

“Thank you, CIBC FirstCaribbean, for your continuous support throughout the years. We truly appreciate it!” he continued.

CIBC FirstCaribbean was enthusiastic about continuing their partnership with the charity organization having seen how their donations have impacted the lives of those who have received homes in the past.

“We have always been inspired by Food For The Poor going beyond the call of duty to assist needy Jamaicans. This year, we are more than happy to continue our partnership because CIBC FirstCaribbean is keen on ensuring that we are doing our part to help persons in need,” said Nigel Holness, Managing Director at CIBC FirstCaribbean.

For the latest news, download our app at for Android; and at for IoS.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: