Ryan Peralto Named CEO of Food For The Poor Jamaica

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 31, 2009) – The Board of Directors for Food For The Poor/Jamaica has named Ryan G.S. Peralto as Chief Executive Officer of Food For The Poor Jamaica. Peralto will be responsible for all operations within the country, and will be the key point of contact between Jamaica and the organization’s headquarters in the United States. Food For The Poor serves 17 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Peralto brings to the position many years of experience in management and leadership of large manufacturing industries. His appreciation for the customer and his skills in community-building, as well as his ability to develop and execute different strategies will be invaluable assets as Food For The Poor continues to focus on life-changing development projects for the people of Jamaica.

“My hope is that I will be useful to the people of the Jamaican community. I am grateful for this opportunity to do that through my role at Food For The Poor,” Peralto said. “God has given us the responsibility for serving the poor, and it is clear to me that nothing less will do.”

Having received his high school diploma at St. George’s College in Kingston, Jamaica, Peralto continued his education at the University of Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He has served on several professional boards, including that of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, where he serves as the Vice President. He also has volunteered in several community organizations, reaching out to those communities often overlooked.

“Ryan’s solid business background and his love for the people of Jamaica will bring additional energy and vigor to our work in Jamaica,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “We are blessed to have someone of his experience join our efforts to serve the poor.”

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States, serves the poor of the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. Food For The Poor provides food, emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, basic housing, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and microenterprise development assistance. More than 97 percent of all donations received in 2008 went toward programs that help the poor. For more information, visit www.foodforthepoor.org.

Kathy Skipper
Manager, Marketing and Public Relations
(954) 427-2222 x 6614