Food For The Poor: 30 Years of Aid, Efficiency and Hope

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 27, 2012) — Named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the nation’s largest international relief and development agency, Food For The Poor was able to offer aid to millions of people last year, as a result of support from its dedicated donors.  For three decades, Food For The Poor has given hope to the hungry, the destitute, and the abandoned throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.

As the agency celebrates its 30th anniversary, Food For The Poor has set a goal in 2012 to build 12,000 homes, dig 1,200 water wells, and ship 1,200 containers of food to help those suffering within the 17 countries it serves.

According to Food For The Poor’s 2011 Annual Report:

  • Operating expenses were under 4 percent – ensuring that more than 96 percent of donations go directly toward programs that help the poor.
  • More than 24.9 million pounds of rice, 7.7 million pounds of beans, 10.3 million pounds of canned foods, and other life-sustaining foods were delivered to the hungry.
  • The charity built 6,294 housing units – bringing the total to more than 77,417 since 1982. In Haiti alone, Food For The Poor built 2,184 permanent two-room homes with sanitation units.
  • 588 trailers of medicines and medical supplies and 310 trailers of educational supplies were shipped.
  • 56 fishing village initiatives, tilapia ponds, fruit tree planting projects, animal husbandry and agricultural programs provided food and income, which helped to create self-sustaining communities.
  • Food For The Poor continued to provide clean water, build schools, training centers, and clinics, and to support nursing homes and orphanages.  

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:
Wanda Wright
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079
wandaw@foodforthepoor.com