Test. Feeding of the Five Thousand (5000) Outreach Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help to change the world by changing individual lives. We all know the importance of food to human survival and we all know for a fact that there are many persons here in our island, Jamaica, that go to bed hungry every night. Feeding of the Five Thousand (5000) was founded by Jordan Bennett at the age of 17, as he had a deep desire for helping needy persons. In the year 2007, from a survey conducted in Jamaica, poverty was at 14.3%. The last Jamaican Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC) conducted between July 2008 and February 2009 shows that 16.5% of Jamaicans are below poverty level. The level of poverty in the country continues to rise each and every year and there are many persons who go to bed each night on a hungry stomach.
The Feeding of the 5000 Outreach Foundation
Jordan Bennett, CEO/founder of Feeding of the 5000 Outreach Foundation Limited. Jordan Bennett is a young Jamaican male who continues to work fervently in making strides to contribute to nation building. Cultured in an environment in which charity is second nature, Jordan was raised to be compassionate and empathetic, in the same way his grandmother was, as she would prepare large portions of foodstuff and distribute to those without a meal, in the name of community. It was not long before he too had a desire to tend to those in need. The son of producer ‘Mikey Bennett’ and brother, recording artiste ‘Nicky B’, soon heeded to his calling, which was to serve the less fortunate. Several dreams, compassion, faith in his Christian upbringing and simply love, soon saw the manifestation of his desire, as while attending the Kingsway High School he sold JMD $20,000.00 worth of sweets to assist fellow students with graduation expenses. After conversing with friends and relatives in April 2012, the seventeen-year old launched the Feeding of the 5000 (renamed to the Feeding of the 5000 Outreach Foundation Limited) when it was registered).
Jordan for Get Pink’d in support of healing from breast cancer.
Jordan receiving the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in the category of Youth In Service
The charitable non-profit organization saw the mass-feeding of one thousand five hundred (1500) persons in the corporate region and several impoverished communities, under the Foundation’s tagline, “Young Jamaicans helping Jamaica.” In March 2012, Bennett was awarded the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in the category of Youth In Service. The organization has since has several mass feedings and major events, and continues to strive towards and beyond its target of feeding over five thousand of the nations less fortunate. As Jordan continues to lead his team of volunteers to serve and contribute to helping Jamaica become the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business, he also strives to uphold the Foundation’s mantra of, “Not just filling bellies, but hearts and souls with love.”
Connecting with the Community
Feeding of the 5000 has been featured in Newspaper prints, Magazines (Local and International, Documentaries, and our local stations such as TVJ and CVM)
The Foundation has been active in countries such as United States, Canada and United Kingston, where persons have arranged various fundraising activities to help support the cause.
Jordan was interviewed by both Prince Harry and Prince William in July 2014 about the foundation, as he was representing Jamaica in a Google Hangout for the Queens Young Leaders Programme.
Our Feeding Programmes Over the Years
After starting in 2012, we are nowhere near slowing down