Jamaica Care Packages Providing Authentic Products For Homesick Jamaicans Overseas
In 2014, Rory-Craig Walker started Jamaican Care Packages (JCP) as Craig realized that He had many friends both studying and living abroad who miss the small niceness of Jamaica. These include our local goodies, pastries, snacks and treats must of which you can only get on the island. Craig decided to start putting small Jamaican Care Packages together to send out to others family and friends abroad.
Most immigrants leave for a better life abroad, but once there are unable to get items that they miss from home like snacks, spices and dishes they grew up with. These items tend to be hard to get abroad, as most supermarkets do not carry them and if they do, they either very expensive or even stale.
In 2016, He quit my full-time job as Web Project Manager to put all my time and effort into running JCP.
Jamaican Care Packages provides a simple, quick and convenient way to get the snacks they want right here from Kingston. Our team of four are all from Jamaica — including my mother :) Our mission is to cure immigrant homesickness.
I’ve always been very entrepreneurial from a young age, selling sweets, importing video games and building websites. I started JCP after I saw a friend write a post on Facebook that they would love some “Chippies” (Jamaica’s number 1 banana chips). I jumped out of a bed, and said “I can do this!”. That’s when JCP was born.
Collecting Jamaican Care Packages second place prize in the Scale-Up Stream of the CTEP Cohort 1 in Barbados.