Food For The Poor Rises to #1 Ranking

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2011) — Food For The Poor has risen again to the number one spot as the largest international relief and development organization in the United States, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of the top 400 charities. The charity last received the number one international ranking in 2008.

The Christian ministry, which works to end the suffering of the poor across Latin America and the Caribbean, ranked sixth overall of the 400 charities in the United States that raise the most from private sources. Food For The Poor’s rankings can be attributed to faithful donors and the charity’s consistently high efficiency ratio. In 2010, more than 96 percent of all donations went directly to programs that helped the poor.

“In February 2012, Food For The Poor will celebrate its 30th anniversary. To be able to say that we now are the largest international charity in the United States, is an additional blessing,” said Robin Mahfood , President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “So many lives have been touched, so many people depend on Food For The Poor for their livelihood, but most importantly, this is God’s work.  Our donors are working with us in His vineyard and with God in our lives and our work, we will never fail and all good things will be possible.”

Compassionate donors and maximum efficiency through low administrative and fundraising costs has enabled Food For The Poor to sustain excellent ratings and broaden its service to the poor through providing life-transforming homes, education and sustainable projects such as fish ponds and animal husbandry.

Since inception, the charity has built more than 76,000 homes. In Haiti alone, Food For The Poor has built more than 2,400 homes since the January 2010 earthquake.

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 ministry 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.

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Kathy Skipper
Food For The Poor
Director of Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6614