Social workers bringing hope and comfort to Jamaica's most vulnerable

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Since the first case of COVID-19 was conformed in Jamaica in March and up to the end of August, the social workers had delivered more than 37,600 food packages, 6,873 hygiene packages, and 2,996 cases of water to Jamaicans most at risk.

They have also distributed 1,893 cases of juices, numerous assorted snacks and personal care items to families in quarantine and others affected by the pandemic across the island.

Thirty-five meat packages and Cal's food packages were also distributed by the social workers in sections of Clarendon which were placed under quarantine.

In addition to the food packages, the social workers were tasked with distributing educational materials contributed by Food For the Poor and UNICEF in communities such as Nine Miles, Bull Bay, St Andrew; Corn Piece, Clarendon; and Annotto Bay, Dover and Enfield in St Mary.

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