Deerfield Beach and Lighthouse Point Chamber members broaden their global awareness

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 30, 2009) – Members of Deerfield Beach and Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce visited Food For The Poor recently for a special event. The Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce and Food For The Poor have had a relationship for many years. In January 2007, Food For The Poor’s headquarters relocated from Deerfield Beach to Coconut Creek.

The group toured Food For The Poor’s facility, watched videos about fish and water projects and participated in a question-and-answer session with Robin Mahfood, Food For The Poor’s President/CEO. Mahfood talked to the group about the poor he has met in his travels, and passed a tray of “mud cookies” from Haiti around the room for participants to examine. Chamber members were moved by the discussion of how desperately hungry mothers must give these cookies made of clay to their children in place of food.

Food For The Poor is the largest international relief and development organization in the nation. More than 97 percent of all donations in 2008 went directly to programs that helped those in need. Food For The Poor provides nourishing food, safe shelter, necessary medical care, educational materials, support for orphans and the aged, and much more to the poorest of the poor in 17 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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