Trees That Feed Foundation


Trees That Feed Foundation has planted over 180,000 food bearing trees in Jamaica since 2009. Co-founders Mary and Mike McLaughlin were born, educated, and married on the island.

Trees That Feed co-founders under a breadfruit tree they planted more than ten years ago in Jamaica
TTFF co-founders Mike and Mary McLaughlin examining a breadfruit tree they donated to a Jamaican farmer more than a decade ago.

We are now working with hundreds of farmers, as well as schools, breadfruit flour producers, and bakers of breadfruit products.

In addition to trees, we have supplied equipment to several entrepreneurs in Jamaica. 

We donate flour and breadfruit bullas – delicious, nutritious biscuits – to local schools.

Schoolchildren with their breadfruit bullas

The Jamaican government is very supportive of Trees That Feed. We work closely with The Forestry Department and were presented with a Forest Hero Award in 2023.  

Mary and Mike McLaughlin receiving an award from Ainsley Henry, CEO and Conservator of Forests

Here is a map of farmers in Jamaica who planted food bearing trees donated by TTFF between 2009 and 2019. 

We also conduct research and monitoring projects.  Click here to see our Breadfruit Yield study map, funded by Conservation Food & Health Foundation.  And click here to see our breadfruit logistics study, funded by sponsor Patagonia Foundation.