Gifts that will change lives


NOTE TO EDITORS: All photos used in the catalog are available upon request.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2008) – Food For The Poor, the foremost relief organization in the Caribbean and Latin America, offers an opportunity to make a difference this holiday season. Food For The Poor's Gift Catalog helps to answer that age-old question: What do you give the person who has everything?!? Delight your loved ones with a gift for a needy family in their honor. You can give the gift of life by feeding a malnourished child. Or give a destitute family who sleeps in a leaky shack a real home. Or you can even choose to give farm animals that will provide income and nutrition for a destitute family. In this catalog, you'll find many such gifts that will honor loved ones... while also changing the lives of those who have nothing.

Give a gift that will truly be appreciated! For more information, or to send your tax-deductible contribution, please call 1-800-487-1158, or visit The catalog allows individuals to creatively select and sponsor projects on behalf of loved ones to aid the destitute.

Gifts offered in Food For The Poor’s gift catalog epitomize the spirit of giving – and are intended for those who need them so desperately. For those of us who are fortunate to be living in a country that enjoys a higher standard of living, it is a privilege to be able to affect the life of someone who does not enjoy the benefits we have. When a gift is given from Food For The Poor’s gift catalog many lives are forever changed – including yours!

“I encourage you to invest in feeding a starving family this Christmas,” explained Angel Aloma, Food For The Poor’s Executive Director. “For only $12 a month, $144 a year – you can feed a starving family in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Rural families, already struggling with soaring food prices in Haiti, were completely devastated after the four storms this hurricane season destroyed crops and wiped out livestock.”

Housing also presents a tremendous need in the Caribbean and Latin America. Most companies or groups of employees can jointly fund the cost of $2,600 for a home. Food For The Poor homes can be built in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica and Nicaragua.

The catalog is filled with creative gift ideas that enable communities to sustain themselves economically. Tilapia ponds provide entire villages with ongoing food sources; fishing villages provide the boats, engines, tackle and equipment needed for the fishermen to support their families.

The catalog offers a wide variety of gifts – from a fruit tree for $10, or a gift of a donkey for $150, to providing a community with a life saving water pump for $205. 

All gifts are tax-deductible. To send a gift, the catalog can be accessed through the charity’s secure Web site at, or a printed version of the catalog is available by calling 800-427-9104.

Jennifer Leigh Oates
Public Relations Coordinator
(954) 427-2222 x 6054