Feed the hungry Street people of Kingston Jamaica
Organized by: Jeffrey Schwab
What is it like to have no for the day! It is hard to imagine. This is not a consideration for most of us as life has made it possible to get food every day. But for many on the island of Jamaica, it is a daily struggle to even afford or to find regular meals. Many go hungry for days, worse if you are disabled, sick or mentally challenged.
Take for example Ms. Ida shown in the picture to the left in a wheelchair, pushed by her daughter since she lost her leg some years ago. A working adult woman loses her leg and cannot find work, with no pension, and no help from the state she ends up on the street scratching out the barest of existence.
Another example is “Stinky”, a young adult male 30 years old suffering from kidney issues. Walks around with a tube and a plastic bag hanging from his side. Scorned by all others because he smells, he hardly bathes. In Jamaica patois they call him “renk”.
Similar stories of sadness and heartache. Ending up on the street, they are bombarded with verbal abuse from “normal” persons and criminal elements who see them as targets for attack and abuse.
For as little as US$10 the Street Feeding Ministry from the local Stella Maris Catholic Church and I will be able to provide 2 cooked meals every fortnight plus juice, water, bread, and soap for the next 10 weeks for the Ms. Ida’s and Stinky’s of the streets of Kingston. With the total sum of $2500 we can feed 400 for the next seven months. .
I know that two meals a month is not a lot but “Every Mikkle make a Mukkle” – a Jamaican saying. Every little bit counts! Please CLICK ON THE DONATE BUTTON!