Flour Mills gives $2.9 million towards COVID relief
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.