Saturday 22 September, 2018

Rainforest boosts Food for the Poor partnership with $1m donation

 Roger Lyn, Director of Marketing & Corporate Affairs at Rainforest Seafoods shakes hand with a past recipient of a Food for the Poor home.

Roger Lyn, Director of Marketing & Corporate Affairs at Rainforest Seafoods shakes hand with a past recipient of a Food for the Poor home.

Rainforest Seafoods has extended its partnership with Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica by donating $1 million in cash and kind to aid in the construction of houses for the needy.

Speaking at the recent handing-over ceremony of a cheque, Roger Lyn, Director of Marketing & Corporate Affairs at Rainforest Seafoods expressed his happiness that the company could continue its support in helping FFP fulfil its mission.

“Having witnessed, first-hand, the happiness that recipients of the houses built by FFP-Jamaica expressed on receiving keys to their new homes, we were inspired to continue our partnership. This is an organisation that deserves everyone's support as we all share in the mission of changing lives and restoring Jamaican families,” said Lyn.

Development and Marketing Manager at FFP-Jamaica, Marsha Burrell-Rose reminisced on how the partnership had impacted the life of one beneficiary.

“I will never forget the day when we stood with Rainforest management looking at the very first house that their partnership built. The lady came over and thanked us, telling us how she buys her fish at Rainforest. She felt proud knowing that a company that she supports was the same company that built her home,” said Burrell-Rose.

Lyn said that they were very proud of their ongoing collaboration with FFP-Jamaica and noted that, “it is truly a remarkable and transformative approach to helping those most in need and we know the money is going to good use.”

“We get so much from our community - this is a small way of giving back. We will continue to find creative ways of engaging the population, so they can contribute what they can, and we will definitely be on board next year as well,” said Lyn.

“We truly appreciate everything that Rainforest has done for FFP over the last few years. It truly is life-changing, and we can't do it without you guys,” said Burrell-Rose as she urged ordinary Jamaicans to help their fellow Jamaicans by making small, monthly donations to FFP.

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