Usain Bolt Foun­da­tion as­sists with Haiti re­lief

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

KINGSTON: THE USAIN Bolt Foun­da­tion (UBF) has an­nounced that it has part­nered with Food For The Poor (FFP) Ja­maica to pro­vide re­lief for com­mu­ni­ties in Haiti af­fected by Hur­ri­cane Matthew.

The amount of the re­lief is not be­ing dis­closed.

How­ever, in­stead of do­nat­ing cash, the UBF sup­ported Ja­maican busi­nesses by buy­ing non-per­ish­ables and wa­ter from Lasco Dis­trib­u­tors and FFP will be re­spon­si­ble for the dis­tri­bu­tion.

The non-per­ish­ables in­cluded corned beef, canned mack­erel, chicken sausage, wa­ter crack­ers, baked beans and food drink.

“We were sad­dened to hear of the dev­as­ta­tion in Haiti caused by Hur­ri­cane Matthew,” said Bolt, pa­tron of the foun­da­tion.

“I was par­tic­u­larly moved when I saw the pic­tures of the chil­dren who were af­fected and who had be­come home­less. We had to do our part to re­lieve some of the suf­fer­ing of our Caribbean chil­dren.”

FFP Ja­maica Chair­man An­drew Mah­food was hon­oured that FFP was cho­sen as the ve­hi­cle for dis­tri­bu­tion.

“Food For The Poor has been in­stru­men­tal in bring­ing aid to Haiti, and we are hum­bled that the Usain Bolt Foun­da­tion has cho­sen to col­lab­o­rate with us in as­sist­ing the Haitian peo­ple.”

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