Donate to Food For The Poor with the Swipe of Your Credit Card

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2011) — Helping Food For The Poor serve the destitute has never been easier. If calling, texting or going online is not your thing, let your credit card do the work for you. Food For The Poor has teamed up with SwipeGood, a company that helps nonprofit organizations make fundraising more efficient.

“Food For The Poor is the third-largest international relief and development organization in the United States, and more than 96 percent of all donations go directly toward programs that help those in need,” said Angel Aloma , Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “But, in order to keep increasing our help to the poorest of the poor, we rely on the generosity of our donors and finding new fundraising efforts, such as SwipeGood.”

Here’s how it works: SwipeGood rounds up all of your credit card purchases to the nearest dollar with your spare change going to the charity. You can also cap your monthly donations, so you‘re in complete control of the amount of money you donate each month.

“To make giving easier we wanted to eliminate the main three decision points people have: deciding how much to give, deciding when to give, and deciding who to give to,” said Steli Efti, Member of the SwipeGood Team. “People can donate to Food For The Poor every time they go grocery shopping or eat out in a restaurant, basically helping to feed the poor every time they spend money.”

Your spare change can go a long way to help a starving child. The average monthly donation of a SwipeGood user can empower Food For The Poor to feed a child for 6 months.

Please visit Food For The Poor's SwipeGood profile online to sign up your card, round up your purchases and donate the change to Food For The Poor. Lives will be saved.

Food For The Poor, the third-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. 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:
Wanda Wright
Public Relations
954-427-2222, ext. 6079
wandaw@foodforthepoor.org