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Food For The Poor Focused on Aid, Efficiency
The nation’s largest international relief and development agency continued to provide more than $1 billion in aid to the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2009.




College Students Raise Awareness and Funds to Build a Second School in Jamaica
For the second year in a row, members of Lynn University’s Students For The Poor lived in tents and fasted, as well as sponsored a public forum in order to bring attention to the desperate living conditions of those who remain homeless and in need throughout Haiti.


Radio Listeners Support Station and Help Haiti's Children
Friends of WLRN reached out to Food For The Poor by hosting a distinctive fundraising drive for the nonprofit organization.


Clinton Global Initiative University 2010 Inspires College Students
Former President Bill Clinton announced last month that more than 290,000 people worldwide would be impacted positively by the commitments of college students nationwide at the third-annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU).


Nonprofit Uses Computers to Fight Poverty
By the middle of May, every orphanage in Food For The Poor's Angels Of Hope program will have computers for the children who live there.


Jamaican Consulate Helps to Serve the Poor in Haiti
The Consulate General of Jamaica presented a donation to the United State’s largest international charity, Food For The Poor, for their relief efforts in Haiti.


Conference Targets Twin Pillars of Education & Technology
Food For The Poor will join the InfoPoverty Institute and The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (FunGlode) in presenting a conference on May 4 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to raise awareness of the need for technology in fighting poverty, and to make commitments to improve education by providing computers for children in developing countries.


Students Travel to Jamaica With a Purpose
Students and faculty from St. Joseph Academy Catholic High School in Jacksonville, Fla., traveled to Jamaica last month on a house building trip with the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor.


Royal Unibrew donates container of Vitamalt® to Haiti
The makers of Vitamalt®, serving the nutritional needs and providing refreshment throughout the Caribbean for nearly 50 years, donated a full shipping container of Vitamalt alcohol-free malt beverage as earthquake relief to the people of Haiti.


Broward Health Professionals Travel to Jamaica to Educate on Palliative Care
Medical professionals from Broward Health System will travel to Jamaica in April to participate in an educational seminar on palliative and curative aspects of cancer care for doctors and nurses at the Hope Institute, a small oncology hospital in Kingston.


Minnesota Twins Bless Communities Worlds Apart
Identical twins Sydney and Whitney Johnson, 14, were inspired to raise money to build a house in Haiti -- forever changing a destitute family's life -- after they heard a Food For The Poor speaker at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Fish Lake, in Prior Lake, Minn.


Spring Breakers Help Rotarians Try to Set New Guinness World Record
A faculty advisor's visit to his native Jamaica seven years ago made him aware of the critical lack of reading materials in school and public libraries island-wide.


Hormel Foods Donates Critical Food To Haiti
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) will donate high-protein products to Food For The Poor to help meet the critical needs of those left hungry and sick after the January earthquake in Haiti.


Three Months After Haiti Earthquake: Rebuilding
The Haitian government and aid groups estimate that more than 95 percent of the schools in Port-au-Prince were destroyed by the Jan. 12 earthquake.


Race to the Rainy Season in Haiti -- Students For The Poor live on campus for a week as a tribute to the poor
Today members of Lynn University's Students For The Poor braved the rain as they prepared to sleep outside on campus this week to call attention to the deplorable living conditions of the destitute.


Miami-Dade Employees Give Up Vacation Time for Haiti
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the County Commissioners made a special presentation on Tuesday to Food For The Poor of the funds raised by employees through the donation of vacation and holiday time.


Committee Races to Raise Final Quarter for Quake-torn Haiti
The poorest of the poor are not invisible to those living on Boca Grande.


 
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