Food For The Poor recognized as a 2009 Honoree

Food For The Poor recognized as a 2009 Honoree by HOT 105 FM’s Caribbean-American Heritage Month Celebration

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 15, 2009) - HOT 105 FM recently honored Food For The Poor with its 2009 Community Organization award at its third annual Caribbean- American Heritage celebration. The event, created to celebrate the contributions of Caribbean-Americans to the country, pays tribute to the common culture and bonds of friendship that unite the United States and the Caribbean.

Angel Aloma, Food For The Poor's Executive Director, accepted the prestigious award on behalf of the destitute served by the charity in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Food For The Poor reaches into every aspect of Caribbean life - feeding programs serve thousands of schoolchildren, the elderly and the homeless; medical aid is dispensed through hospitals and clinics; skills training programs teach everything from auto repair to computer technology.

During Aloma’s acceptance presentation he commended HOT 105 FM’s efforts to report the reality of Haiti to listeners immediately following the 2008 storms. HOT 105 FM radio personality Rodney Baltimore shared his firsthand account of the desperate situation in Haiti from his Food For The Poor trip with Aloma in Fall 2008.

Other 2009 honorees recognized by category include: Ato Boldon, Athletics; Patricia Chin, 30 Years of Music and Entertainment; Eddie Edwards, Cultural Education; Pauline Grant, Healthcare; DJ Griot, Best DJ in South Florida Who Celebrates Caribbean Culture & History; Rev. Gerard Jean-Juste, Faith-Based Initiative & Political Activism; Suzan McDowell, Entrepreneurship; Ian Moffett, Law Enforcement; Belkys Nerey, Media; Jason Panton, Fashion Design; Tarrus Riley, Reggae Runnins Caribbean Heritage Award.

Food For The Poor is the largest international relief and development organization in the nation. More than 97 percent of all donations received in 2008 went directly toward programs that help 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. For more information, visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Jennifer Leigh Oates
Public Relations Coordinator
(954) 427-2222 x 6054
jennifero@foodforthepoor.com