2006-2009: Leading Implementation, Leading Change
2006: JAM moved from working in Lobito town to working in Benguela town, still in Benguela Province, Angola. A new JAM operating base was built after land was donated by the local government.
2007: JAM secured the McGovern-Dole Grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand School Feeding programmes in Mozambique. School feeding numbers dramatically increased from 2006 to 2007.
2008: JAM adopted a Complete Community Development Approach (CCDA), a holistic approach to tackling development issues. In this way, JAM made the transition to being a development agency. The vision of Helping Africa help itself came to life.
2008/9: In 2008, JAM partnered with the WFP in South Sudan to distribute food to 39 additional schools under the Food For Education (FFE) Programme. Implementation of the programmes begins in 2009.
2009: The McGovern-Dole Grant, this time around for programmes in Angola, was signed with the USDA.