All-Nighter Empowers Students, Fights Hunger


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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 25, 2012) — Students nationwide are encouraged to host an All-Nighter event on their campus to commemorate World Food Day in partnership with the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor.

The goal of the All-Nighter For The Poor program is to increase awareness about malnutrition and to fund self-sustaining solutions to poverty – such as tilapia ponds and animal husbandry projects – to alleviate hunger in developing countries. World Food Day is October 16 and events are usually held during the last two weeks of October and the first two weeks of November.

Interested student organizations at their corresponding college/university are given the opportunity to vote on the country and project that will be supported by the All-Nighter each year. It is a great opportunity for campuses and its student organizations to demonstrate their philanthropic spirit, be creative and have fun university wide for a good cause.

Funds from past events have gone to life-saving projects, such as:
• All-Nighter I (2009): Funded the Harvesting Hope For Haiti Tilapia Farm in Delogner, Haiti. It is a four-pond tilapia farm, with each pond accommodating up to 7,000 fish.
• All-Nighter II (2010): Funded the Renewing Hope Tilapia Farm in Fond Des Blanc, Haiti. This four-pond tilapia farm has a submersible pump powered by solar panels.
• All-Nighter II (2010): Funded the Renewing Hope II Tilapia Farm in Cuperlier, Petite Goave, Haiti.
• All-Nighter III (2011): Will fund a pangasius farm in Haiti.

The farm in Delogner alone can provide about 1,800 pounds of fish every four months,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “This is vital protein in a country that so desperately needs nutritious food. In addition, the farm provides work for villagers who cultivate and harvest the tilapia, and then use the fish to barter for necessary goods.”

To watch a video about the project, go to http://www.youtube.com/delogner The project for 2012 will be determined in July..

Are you ready to change the world? For more information, please call 1-877-654-2960.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as 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.

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Kathy Skipper
Director of Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6614
kathys@foodforthepoor.org