Former Board of Director Member is named Executive Vice President

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2010) –Alvaro J. Pereira, a former member of Food For The Poor’s board of directors has accepted the position of Executive Vice President of  Food For The Poor, and will oversee the International Development and Foundations staffs.

“As a person, I’ve grown by being associated with Food For The Poor, spiritually and in my commitment to the people we serve,” said Pereira. “ Food For The Poor to me is like a jewel, many know it, but some may not be fully aware of the tremendous impact Food For The Poor makes in the lives of the poor.  My talent is to put people together and to help those in need.”

The Nicaraguan community in Miami has honored Pereira with several awards for his work toward the suffering of the poor in Nicaragua.  He also is an honored member of Lexington Who’s Who and Who’s Who among Hispanic Americans. A native Nicaraguan, Pereira received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.

“We are pleased to have Alvaro Pereira as our Executive Vice President.  We are excited about his new role because his expertise will help us as we continue to serve the least of God’s children,” said Robin G. Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor.

 Pereira’s position as Executive Vice President of  Food For The Poor became effective on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed the millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides 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. To learn more, please visit

Wanda Wright
Public Relations
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