Event News

 

Food For The Poor’s 23rd Annual Building Hope Gala: Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Sandals Resorts International to be Honored (Press Release)
Guests will embark on a journey to the golden age of travel and provide hope for Haiti at Food For The Poor’s 23rd Annual Building Hope Gala.

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Join the Building Hope Gala committee as we journey to the golden age of travel for an evening of hope, highlighted by a delicious dinner, live entertainment, unique auction items and a House Rally to aid the people of Pliche, Haiti.

 

2017 Event News

 

Building Hope Gala Raises Funds to Build 50 Homes in Haiti (Press Release)
Food For The Poor welcomed a full house of nearly 400 guests to its 22nd Annual Building Hope Gala on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Former WPTV Anchor Paige Kornblue to Emcee Building Hope Gala (Press Release)
Excitement is building for Food For The Poor's 22nd Annual Building Hope Gala on Feb. 4 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Paige Kornblue, former anchor and reporter at WPTV Ch. 5 will serve as master of ceremonies for the event.

David and Patricia Wallace to be Honored at Building Hope Gala (Press Release)
David and Patricia Wallace of Boca Raton, who believe in the responsibility and importance of giving back, will be honored with the Lifetime of Giving Award at this year’s Building Hope Gala.

Building Hope Gala to Celebrate Food For The Poor’s 35th Anniversary (Press Release)
This year's Building Hope Gala will celebrate Food For The Poor's 35 years of dedicated service to the poor. Attendees will be invited to create a legacy of compassion by pledging to build 50 critically needed homes in Boen, Haiti.

Kendra Scott Sip and Shop to Support Food For The Poor in Haiti (Press Release)
Supporters of Food For The Poor will have a wonderful opportunity to "do good" by providing hope for destitute families in Haiti at a special Sip and Shop event from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Kendra Scott in Mizner Park in Boca Raton.

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Food For The Poor welcomed a full house of nearly 400 guests to its 21st Annual Building Hope Gala on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Enough money was raised to build homes for 44 destitute families in Source Sable, Haiti.

 

2016 Event News

 

Food For The Poor's Building Hope Gala - sun-sentinel.com
"Nearly 400 guests attended Food For The Poor’s 21st annual Building Hope Gala at Boca Raton Resort & Club."

Building Hope Gala Raises Funds to Build 44 Homes in Haiti (Press Release)
Food For The Poor welcomed a full house of nearly 400 guests to its 21st Annual Building Hope Gala on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Honoree Tony Pestritto Shines Light on Haiti’s Housing Needs (Event Photos)
During the Building Hope Gala’s live house rally, homes for 44 destitute families were pledged to be built in Source Sable, Haiti.

Raise A Glass To Support 21st Annual Building Hope Gala (Press Release)
Food For The Poor will host an exquisite wine tasting evening on Jan. 26 to benefit its much-anticipated event, the 21st Annual Building Hope Gala on Feb. 6. Proceeds will support the gala’s home-building initiative in Haiti.

Food For The Poor Gala Raises Hope and Homes for Families in Haiti - sun-sentinel.com
"Guests will help build homes and provide hope for those in Haiti during Food For The Poor's 21st annual "Building Hope Gala."

Food For The Poor’s 21st Annual Building Hope Gala (Press Release)
Entering the door to a beautiful secret garden, guests will help build homes and provide hope for Haiti at Food For The Poor’s 21st Annual Building Hope Gala on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Fun with Purpose Always in Season - thecoastalstar.ning.com
"Food for the Poor will bring a special evening of dining and dancing to philanthropists when the Building Hope Gala returns at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Boca Raton Resort & Club."

 

2015 Event News

 

Office Depot Foundation’s president named Ambassador for the Poor ― sunsentinel.com
Mary Wong had her own cheering section at her big night as the honoree at Food For The Poor’s recent Building Hope gala…

Honoree Mary Wong and Grammy Award-Winning Reggae Star Shine Light on Haiti’s Housing Needs (Press Release)
Mary Wong, President of the Office Depot Foundation, was named Food For The Poor’s 2015 Ambassador For The Poor at the charity’s 20th annual Building Hope Gala.

Shining a Light on Haiti’s Housing Needs (Event Photos)
Mary Wong, President of Office Depot Foundation, together with Grammy Award-winning reggae artist Shaggy, have helped raise awareness about the desperate need for permanent housing in Haiti.

Will Bob Marley’s Dream Come True? ― jamaicaobserver.com
We had the joy of hearing Shaggy perform a dynamic Marley set, giving his time to raise funds for the homeless at the Food For The Poor ‘Building Hope’ Gala in Boca Raton, Florida…

Reggae Star Shaggy to Perform in Boca Raton ― local10.com
Grammy Award-winning reggae artist Shaggy and the Hot Shot Band are expected to perform Friday in Boca Raton for a good cause…

Grammy Award-Winning Reggae Star to Perform in Boca
It’s only one week until Grammy-award winning reggae artist, Shaggy, and The Hot Shot Band will perform at Food For The Poor’s 20th annual Building Hope Gala, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

Worldwide Relief Organization Holds Star-Studded Gala ― pbglifestyle.com
The Building Hope Gala, in its milestone 20th year, will be held on Feb. 6, 2015 at the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton…

This is Jamaica, My Jamaica ― jamaicaobserver.com
Last week started in Negril, then it was back to Kingston preparing for various events, including the Food For The Poor 5K launch…

On the Spot: Nathan Berman ― readoz.com
“I did a tour when I was at the Saint Andrews School and I wanted to stay and build relationships…”

Major Building Hope Gala Sponsor Knows What Giving Means
Philanthropist Jay DiPietro, President/COO/General Manager of Boca West Country Club, deeply values the importance of helping others, because he knows firsthand what it means to be poor.

Food For The Poor to Honor Mary Wong of Office Depot Foundation
Food For The Poor will recognize Mary Wong, President of the Office Depot Foundation, as the charity’s Ambassador For The Poor at the 20th annual Building Hope Gala on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton.

Grammy award-winning reggae star Shaggy to celebrate gala milestone
Come build homes and provide hope for Haiti with award-winning reggae artist, Shaggy, at Food For The Poor’s 20th annual Building Hope Gala, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton.

Food For The Poor’s Building Hope Gala Raises Record Number of Roofs in Jamaica
A sold-out crowd of more than 400 South Florida residents attended Food For The Poor’s 18th annual Building Hope Gala on Feb. 2 at The Polo Club of Boca Raton.