Joe Mahfood, who helped found the charity, Food For The Poor in 1982, has died at the age of 78.
The charity announced his death in a statement on Friday.
The statement said he died the previous day in the country he loved, Jamaica.
Jamaica Observer in reporting on Mahfood’s death, described him as having been one of Jamaica’s foremost businessmen for decades.
The official website of Food for the Poor says the charity serves those in extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.
And Saint Lucia has benefited from its philanthropic work.
The charity reports that in the first six months of 2020, it shipped 19 tractor-trailer loads of aid to Saint Lucia.
In addition, it established several ‘self-efficiency’ projects here, including beekeeping, tilapia and shrimp farming
“We provide food, housing, emergency relief and much more to those in desperate need,” the organisation notes.
But the Food for the Poor also explains that it tries its best to meet not only physical, but spiritual needs at the individual, family and community level.