Food For The Poor Delivers Goods to Palm Beach's Neediest
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2009) – The South Florida-based nonprofit Food For The Poor donated more than a dozen pallets of various merchandise to needy families living in Palm Beach County. The relief and development agency distributed the donations this week by way of two organizations: New Hope Charities in Pahokee, and the Lord’s Place in West Palm Beach.
New Hope has developed into a multi-faceted family center, serving those who are in need by providing services for men, women and children living in a remote, impoverished community. The Lord’s Place’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness in Palm Beach County.
“The donations came just at the right time to help so many people,” said Charlie Wiegand, the chef at Café Joshua at the Lord’s Place.
Food For The Poor has assisted both organizations for the past several years. Churches and others who help the poor in Palm Beach County depend on these two charities for much-needed food, clothing and personal items.
“Especially during this time of year, we want to help all those we can,” said Angel Aloma, Food For The Poor’s Executive Director. “We want to help parents, and make it easier for them to care for their families. It is an honor to serve them and the donors who want to help.”
In addition to Food For The Poor’s international mission, the organization also supports many South Florida organizations such as New Hope Charities and Lord’s Place, including Blessings Food Pantry at Christ Church, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, The Salvation Army shelter, Women in Distress, and United Overcome Church.
Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information please visit, www.foodforthepoor.org.
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