KSAMC treats street people on Christmas Day
Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) on Monday maintained its tradition of providing meals to homeless and poor Jamaicans living on the streets of downtown Kingston.
Dozens of people turned up at Marie Atkins Night Shelter on Hanover Street for the event which is an expansion of the corporation’s poor relief programme that provides welfare assistance.
According to KSAMC public relations spokeswoman Jodian Ann James the activity is only one aspect of a much wider programme to assist homeless people, which is being co-ordinated by the corporation’s Poor Relief Department at Hanover Street.
The event started off with KSAMC councillors — headed by Mayor Delroy Williams and the corporation’s CEO Robert Hill — assisting staff at the centre who were serving people soup and chicken lunches.
James said that through a process of sensitisation and collaboration the corporation has been successfully promoting the use of feeding centres operated by churches and civic organisations in the area.