Flour Mills gives $2.9 mil­lion to­wards COVID re­lief

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page -

Ja­maica Flour Mills, through its par­ent com­pany Archer Daniels Mid­land Com­pany (ADM), has do­nated $2.9 mil­lion to as­sist with pur­chas­ing food items for dis­tri­bu­tion to vul­ner­a­ble per­sons.

The do­na­tion, which was made through Food For The Poor (FFP) Ja­maica, was made on May 28.

“You may not be able to fi­nan­cially

con­trib­ute, but what­ever you can do, if it is to even put some pack­ages to­gether or in any other

way you can, then do it.”

With schools be­ing closed and chil­dren eat­ing more meals at home, Food For The Poor be­lieves the do­na­tion came at the right time.

“Imag­ine hav­ing a child at home and usu­ally they would go to school and get a meal to eat. You are now hav­ing to feed them up to four times for the day. So right now, this part­ner­ship with the Ja­maica Flour Mills is timely, awe­some and ap­pre­ci­ated,” said Kivette Sil­vera, di­rec­tor of Food For The Poor.

Der­rick Nem­b­hard, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Ja­maica Flour Mills, said his com­pany is happy that it was able to make the do­na­tion.

“We hope it will go a long way in helping to pre­pare food pack­ages that will be dis­trib­uted un­der FFP’s COVID-19 re­lief pro­gramme.”

“To the other com­pa­nies, where you can help, do so. You may not be able to fi­nan­cially con­trib­ute, but what­ever you can do, if it is to even put some pack­ages to­gether or in any other way you can, then do it,” Nem­b­hard said.

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