Police distribute COVID-19 food packages in St James

The Jamaica Constabulary Force on Thursday (May 7) assisted in distributing more than 300 food packages to individuals and families impacted by COVID-19 in St James.

The packages were made available by the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) as part of the national response towards mitigating the effects of the global pandemic on the Jamaican population, with a focus on health services and food security.

The police, assisted by volunteers from the Salvation Army, the Sandals Foundation and the members of the Community Development Committee (CDC) for the parish, delivered the packages to communities in Canterbury and Mount Salem.

“This partnership with the PSOJ and the other agencies further solidifies the JCF’s commitment to serve our communities, especially during this difficult time,” said Superintendent Vernon Ellis, who led this first thrust.

“I want to thank the residents for their assistance in helping us to reach the most vulnerable among them and for the orderly manner in which they allowed this process to flow. We are stronger together and the JCF will continue to work with these partners and more communities across the island to carry them safely through this crisis,” added Ellis.

Food distribution will continue on Friday and throughout the weekend.