Tuesday 7 July, 2020

JP St Mary’s serves up breakfast, snacks at Mustard Seed Communities

Janene Wright (right), JP St Mary’s brand and sponsorship manager interacts with a few of the wards of Mustard Seed Communities during a visit on Thursday, May 21, 2020. JP St Mary’s provided a nutritious breakfast along with its suite of healthy snacks in observance of Child’s Month.

Janene Wright (right), JP St Mary’s brand and sponsorship manager interacts with a few of the wards of Mustard Seed Communities during a visit on Thursday, May 21, 2020. JP St Mary’s provided a nutritious breakfast along with its suite of healthy snacks in observance of Child’s Month.

Thirty-eight wards of the Mustard Seed Communities in Kingston recently enjoyed an extra special breakfast treat in observance of National Child’s Month in May.

JP Tropical Group, under its JP St Mary’s brand, visited the home to serve a healthy breakfast of its Breadfruit Tostones paired with ackee and saltfish.

In the midst of calls for supplementing the resources of children’s home island-wide, JP St Mary’s has provided nutritious snacks inclusive of ripe bananas and Extra Crunchy Banana Chips.

“Now more than ever, the declaration that our children are the future resonates profoundly,” stated Janene Wright, JP St Mary’s brand and sponsorship manager.

“And despite COVID-19, we still wanted to make a positive impact for Child’s Month. So, when we heard of the seeming mounting food bills amongst the children's facilities, we took note and reached out to Mustard Seed with whom we have had a long-standing relationship to see how we could lend our support”

JP St Mary’s sets up to share a nutritious breakfast and its suite of healthy snacks with the wards of Mustard Seed Communities on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in observance of Child’s Month

“In short, this treat is our small way to give back. JP Tropical Group is a large Caribbean food group and so we understand the importance of making available good, healthy products and the impact it has on the consumption of those products in everyday life. We want to support our children and needs of Mustard Seed by providing a balanced breakfast as well as a healthy snack option.”

Founder of the Mustard Seed Communities, Jamaica, Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon, described the visit was a blessing.

“We are challenged on all sides,” noted Ramkissoon. “Therefore, we are greatly appreciative of the donation of cooked meals, pressed breadfruit (Tostones), snacks and bananas. We found this most commendable, especially during this very challenging time being faced by our country, and spoke volumes about the commitment of JP Tropical Group to Mustard Seed Communities.”

JP St Mary’s Farms recently stepped in to provide essential supplies for its farm employees and the most vulnerable residents of Annotto Bay and surrounding communities with the delivery of care packages in response to the 14-day quarantine of Annotto Bay, Enfield, and Dover.

The packages contained JP St Mary’s ripe bananas, and pineapples, rice, flour, canned goods, bath soap, detergent and toilet tissue. Partners Wisynco Group, also made donations of cornflakes, sugar, and Wata, while Pepsi gave a donation of Tropicana juices.

Since March, JP St Mary’ has donated over $3 million dollars in cash and kind to multiple agencies and groups.

“While JP St. Mary’s has grown to be a global brand, we are a local brand at our core. We have been operating in Jamaica for over 90 years. We love our country and our people and remain steadfast in our commitment to both,” highlighted Wright. “These are challenging times and we will only get through it together. We have made it our priority to touch as many agencies and groups who have been most impacted.”

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