MONTEGO BAY, St James — Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, citing statistics that indicate that each night one in six people in Jamaica go to bed hungry, is calling for better distribution of food to alleviate hunger in the society.
“This is alarming statistics as nobody in this fertile land should be in need of food or starving,” said the governor general. “We have enough food to feed everyone…the problem is distribution. We must stop the cycle of agriculture produce rotting in the fields in some parts of the island, while people are hungry in other areas,” Sir Patrick was quoted in a release by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Sir Patrick made the call when he brought greetings, via a recoded video, during the virtual launch of The Food Bank by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica. The virtual launch took place at the Seventh-day Adventist Conference Center in Mount Salem, St James, recently and was broadcast live on all the church’s platforms across Jamaica.