Packaging Day (In Pictures)
Preparing of the food packages usually takes place on Saturday’s from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. The time varies due to the number of volunteers present and the number of food baskets to be prepared.
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Our exciting day is as follows…
1. Shopping/Collecting Donations
All food items used are primarily funded by donations. At times, the food donations are insufficient so shopping has to be done to purchase the remaining items. Note: at times, there are insufficient funds and as such, we buy what we can.
Grains – flour, rice, sugar, beans, cornmeal – are usually purchased in bulk and measured accordingly. In addition, the oil is also measured.
3. Building Boxes
We use cardboard boxes to package and distribute the food items. Sometimes, companies donate their used boxes or we get them at the grocery store. Alhamdulillah, several of the JFIC beneficiaries return their boxes to be recycled.
4. Packing the Boxes
We issue 3 types of Food Baskets because some items will not be issued every 2 weeks – such as toothpaste. Volunteers pack the boxes accordingly and other volunteers “double-check” to ensure no errors were made.
5. Sealing and labelling
Once the necessary checks are made, the boxes are sealed and labeled accordingly with the JFIC Membership Number and address.
Currently, all food baskets are taken to Central Masjid where they are collected by the beneficiaries and also where the out of town Masajid make arrangements to collect same.
Pick up is done by Beneficiaries directly or packages are transported to other
Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity
P.O. Box 100, Half Way Tree Post Office
Kingston 8, Jamaica
Fax : 1-876-908-0328
E-mail Address : firstname.lastname@example.org