Coconut Creek foundation sends storm supplies to Jamaica

COCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) - A Coconut Creek foundation has shipped out storm supplies to Jamaica as Hurricane Matthew grows stronger and heads in the island’s direction.

The Food For The Poor Foundation loaded six tractor trailers packed with batteries, canned foods, mattresses and other supplies in Coconut Creek Friday afternoon.

The 20-ton containers are now Jamaica-bound in case the hurricane does some damage to the Caribbean island.

“We’re very worried about the poor in certain areas, especially flooding and bad housing,” said the president of Food For The Poor, Robin Mahfood. “Some people live in very terrible housing, and we’re trying our best to see what we can send them beforehand.”

If you need more information on what you can donate or how you can help, head to the foundation’s website at

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