Here’s Why We’re Giving Back to Join the Pack… and Why You Should Too!


The LESS Institute is so proud to announce a volunteer and donation collaboration with Join the Pack, Food for the Poor’s community meal packing event.

We’re reaching out to YOU: please help us raise our goal of at least $500 to provide nutritional MannaPacks for starving children!

Nearly half of all child deaths under the age of five are caused by malnutrition, and after Hurricane Matthew’s destruction to Haiti, the country is currently in a state of bracing for food shortages. Now, more than ever, help is crucial to purchase, ship and deliver lifesaving meals. And Food for the Poor is aiming high: to raise enough funds to send three million meals to families in Caribbean and Latin American countries. In partnership with Feed My Starving Children, Join the Pack helps lighten the burden.

During the event, thirteen of our dedicated LESS Institute team members will join 500 like-minded volunteers with a goal of packing 100,000 specially formulated meals for starving children in Haiti. Business Manager at the LESS Institute Vanessa Chin credits many reasons for their team’s volunteer work with this organization.

Team building

We value team building and having our employees give back to something worthwhile makes the outreach doubly as rewarding.

A cause close to home

Food for the Poor’s charitable focus is on the Caribbean and while we have a few Caribbeans on our staff, a majority of our patients are Caribbean as well.

Jamaican roots

Our Founder Dr. Kingsley R. Chin and his wife Vanessa have supported Food for the Poor through their annual galas in years passed, as both their founder and ours call Jamaica home.

How You Can Help

Each Join The Pack team consists of volunteers committed to meeting a required cumulative team goal of $500 for a powerful cause, bringing nourishment and light to children in desperate need.

If you are not able to make a donation at this point, please help us reach our goal in any way you can – by sharing this post and our fundraising page through social media with #jointhepack2017 and emailing friends and family that might be interested in getting involved.

Donating is fast, easy, secure and rewarding. We appreciate any support you can provide in helping these beautiful children find their next nutritious meal. Visit our the LESS Institute fundraising page for all details on donations. Our team’s fundraising deadline is April 24.

We offer our sincerest gratitude to any and all contributions made to this wonderful cause.

You can also create your own team and join us in spreading the positivity!