Robin Mahfood (left), Food For The Poor’s President/CEO, met with Taiwan Ambassador Lien-gene Chen (right) and his delegation to express his sincere gratitude toward the partnership forged between the charity and the Taiwan ICDF. For three years, Taiwan worked through Food For The Poor to send 40 containers of rice each month to Haiti. After the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, Taiwan again stepped up to assist by donating more than 400 tons of rice. Read more about FFP’s partnership with Taiwan.
Jamaica’s Consul General Sandra Grant Griffiths presents Robin Mahfood with a check to support the nonprofit’s educational initiatives in Jamaica in September 2011. Read more about the Jamaican Diaspora’s efforts to help their homeland.
Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States, Bayney Karran (left), and Food For The Poor’s President/CEO Robin Mahfood (right) at the nonprofit’s Coconut Creek offices in 2008. Karran was in Florida to honor Mahfood for his work to curb hunger and homelessness in Guyana.
What Experts Say — Better Business Bureau, Forbes Magazine
Chronicle of Philanthropy — The Chronicle ranked Food For The Poor as the largest international relief organization in the United States, and the eighth-largest overall charity in the U.S.
Better Business Bureau — Food For The Poor meets the Extensive Standards of America’s most experienced charity evaluator, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
Forbes Magazine — In a survey of the 200 largest U.S. charities, Food For The Poor was ranked the sixth-largest recipient of private support. Food For The Poor’s charitable commitment ratio was an impressive 96%. Forbes magazine reported an average of 87% for this rating measure, which shows how much of an organization’s total expenses are applied to its charitable purpose, excluding management, overhead or fundraising. Food For The Poor’s fundraising efficiency ratio of 97% contrasted with an industry average of 91%.
Ministry Watch — Food For The Poor received a 5-Star Financial Efficiency rating, the highest possible score, based on the latest information from 2010. FFP is among the upper echelon for cost-efficiency within the MinistryWatch.com database, where it ranks 11th out of 331 ministries.
Here’s what some of our other partners in this work are saying…
“I am pleased to see that our Golden Panthers are standing together to support such an incredible cause and help build a brighter future for those in need.”
Zahra Arbabi Aski, Florida International University student
“We hope to see more students than ever support this amazing cause. With the support of other student-leaders at FIU, we hope to raise awareness about the issues we are facing within our global community.”
Catherine Vega, Florida International University student
“I’m so excited to make other UF students aware of Food For The Poor, an organization of which I just had the privilege of getting involved. I pray this event strengthens unity within the campus and extends compassion to those outside.”
Kayla Cochran, University of Florida student
Read more about student involvement in the work of FFP…
Royal Caribbean — “Our experience with Food For The Poor has been extremely positive and we have found that partnering with their organization on the ground in Haiti has been one of the most effective ways we can work together to get relief supplies to the people that need it most. We have worked with them in the past during the relief efforts following the tropical storms in 2008 and we are working with them now in this most recent tragedy.”
John Weis, an Associate Vice President for Royal Caribbean International
Read more about FFP’s partnership with Royal Caribbean…
Florida Marlins — “Inspiration Village has a truly perfect name. For those fortunate enough to escape the inhuman conditions of Shada, this village is a life saver. By just looking into the faces of those in Inspiration Village, you can see the wide-eyed look of hope, happiness and comfort; feelings that were absent in the despair of the Shada community.”
Sean Flynn, Florida Marlins Senior Vice President of Marketing
Read more about FFP’s work with the Florida Marlins…
Orden de Malta, Guatemala — “THANK YOU, for giving our children the opportunity of becoming healthy as possible and for giving them the hope of a better future, God bless everyone who makes this program possible, keep up with the good work because our children today will help Guatemala to be a better country tomorrow.”
Hormel Foods — Watch a video about FFP’s partnership with Hormel Foods.