South Floridians Walk to Fight Hunger

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (June 17, 2010) – Mark your calendars! Food For The Poor’s fifth annual three-mile walk/run will be Saturday, Oct. 2, on Lynn University’s campus in Boca Raton, Fla. Register online with your friends as we lace-up our shoes to feed those who are unable to feed themselves in Haiti.

With your support, we can bring awareness to Haiti’s chronic malnutrition problem that has only been magnified by the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. No matter where you are, you can make a difference today by signing up online to start your own team, support your friends or by simply making a donation.

 

Not in South Florida but want to participate? You can register online as a virtual walker to walk in your hometown with us, as a team, or as an individual. Do your part to feed starving children and their families, while raising awareness about Food For The Poor, one of the most efficient charities in the United States.

Cost of pre-registration is $20 for adults and teens, $15 for children ages 6-10, and no fee for children 5 years old and under. The registration cost includes a T-Shirt and lunch. Special awards will be given to the teams and individuals who raise the largest amount of pledges. For more information, please call 1-888-404-4248 or visit www.foodforthepoor.org/walk.

For $120, Food For The Poor can feed 10 families for a month. The goal this year is to raise enough to feed 4,000 destitute families for a month in the Caribbean and Latin America. Students in need of community service hours are encouraged to participate.

Lynn University students will help build a pre-fabricated 12-by-12 foot yellow house on the university’s lawn near the student center. The house is a smaller model of the 61,200 homes Food For The Poor has built and given to destitute families since 1982.

Sponsors this year include Lynn University, 620 Subs, Wells Fargo, Whole Foods Market, and Winners Award Group.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the 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. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.


Contact:
Jennifer Leigh Oates
Food For The Poor
954-427-2222 x 6054
jennifero@foodforthepoor.com