Food For The Poor Earns 4 Stars for 9 Years in a Row

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2009) – The largest international relief and development organization in the United States has won a coveted 4-star rating from the prominent Charity Navigator for the ninth consecutive year.

Food For The Poor received the excellent rating for its outstanding charitable contributions and sound fiscal management. This high ranking speaks volumes to the large percentage of donors who seek charities that are noted for their transparency and fiscal responsibility. This award, from one of the nation’s foremost charity evaluators, solidifies the interdenominational Christian charity’s consistent credibility, efficient servanthood, and promise of longevity.

“We are blessed with generous donors who have faith in our ability to carry out our mission,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “This award is for those who give from their hearts to join us in giving a voice to the millions who are not heard, and appear to remain invisible to most of the world.”

According to Charity Navigator, the 4-star rating qualifies Food For The Poor as a charity that “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.” The independent rating service evaluates more than 5,000 charitable organizations, and less than one percent of those rated have received at least nine consecutive 4-star evaluations.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. We provide emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, visit

Aimee Vignola

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