Food baskets disbursed
Family units benefitted
**Statistics as at 9th April 2020 (Tranche 154)
2019 Annual Report
2019 was a very exciting year for the the Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity. A total of 793 food baskets were distributed to 14 Masajid throughout the island. This does not include food items donated to the neighbours in the vicinity where the food baskets are prepared on a fortnightly basis. The Food Distribution Report for 2019 can be seen in the table to the right.
In addition to the continuation of the Food Distribution Program for 6 years (2014 - 2019), we were able to launch the following initiatives :
Medical Expense Program - The aim of this initiative it to assist high risk persons with their medical bills. In 2019, we were able to assist one (1) sister for a major surgery.
Sisters Only Arabic Workshop - This initiative was launched in March 2019 and held on a monthly basis. Sisters from all over Jamaica were invited to a "One-Day Workshop" where they were taught arabic on a 1:1 basis. An assessment was done at Registration to assess their level - Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced. We are happy to advise that arising out of this program, we have Sisters reading the Quran.
Degree Program Scholarships - Two (2) scholarships were awarded to sisters to pursue the B Sc in Psychology. They are currently in the second semester. We continue to invite persons in Jamaica to apply for scholarships.
For the third year, JFIC was able to oversee the Iftaar Sponsorship Program. With an increase in donors, we were able to distribute to thirteen (13) Masajid in the island. Food items were purchased and provided to the various Masajid to prepare meals for the breaking of the fast and monetary donations were made to purchase meat and vegetables.
With the growing demands in the community due to the rising food cost, more challenges were faced in 2019 regarding the collection of food baskets from Central Masjid to the beneficiaries located islandwide. Sometimes there are uncollected boxes due to lack of transportation and financial difficulties faced by most of our Masajid.
An aggressive fundraising campaign is needed in 2020 to purchase a delivery van for the charity. The use of personal vehicles to purchase food items and deliver food baskets has taken its toll. To raise funds for this initiative, JFIC will be selling educational paraphernalia locally and overseas.
By Allah's permission, we have a long way nevertheless. Again, none of the above would have been possible without the steady support of our donors and the efforts of our directors and volunteers.
We are truly grateful for, and humbled by, the trust placed in us, as together we look forward to another year of serving Jamaica In Sha Allah (God willing).
FOOD DISTRIBUTION REPORT 2019
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