Food For The Poor Delivers Easter Baskets

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 7, 2009) —Food For The Poor is again reaching out to South Florida’s children this Easter. Employees filled 160 Easter baskets for children living in The Salvation Army shelter in Broward County, The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach and children being treated for cancer at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

“It is a blessing to know that we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to people in need,” said Angel Aloma, Food For The Poor’s Executive Director. “As Food For The Poor’s work is focused in the Caribbean and Latin America, our employees welcome the opportunity to contribute directly to our local communities.”

Staff at the Salvation Army and The Center for Family Services will distribute the Easter baskets to the families they serve at their shelters. At Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Food For The Poor will deliver the Easter baskets individually to the children in the Pediatric Unit and the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. Since 1982, we have provided clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and emergency relief, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information visit www.foodforthepoor.org/.

Contact:
Jennifer Oates
(954) 427-2222 x 6054
jennifero@foodforthepoor.org