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For three decades, thanks to dedicated donors, Food For The Poor has built more than 77,000 homes, sent more than 60,000 containers filled with essential goods, and provided self-sustaining projects for the 17 countries it serves in the Caribbean and Latin America. In Jamaica, there are 17 fishing villages throughout the island that provide local fishermen with a self-sustaining source of food and income.

For three decades, thanks to dedicated donors, Food For The Poor has built more than 77,000 homes, sent more than 60,000 containers filled with essential goods, and provided self-sustaining projects for the 17 countries it serves in the Caribbean and Latin America. In Jamaica, there are 17 fishing villages throughout the island that provide local fishermen with a self-sustaining source of food and income.


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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 23, 2012) - Food For The Poor has been selected as a finalist in two categories of the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. Among the 2,400 submissions, Food For The Poor was chosen as a top five regional finalist for Charity of the Year and for the Disaster Relief and International Aid category.  The CLASSY Awards is the largest charity awards ceremony in the country that celebrates the greatest philanthropic achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. 

“We are humbled and honored by this recognition from CLASSY because there are so many organizations and individuals who are doing what they can to make this world a better place,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “We are privileged to be categorized as a leader organization.”

For three decades, Food For The Poor has served the hungry, the destitute, and the abandoned in the Caribbean and Latin America. The organization, thanks to its dedicated donors, has built more than 77,000 homes, sent more than 60,000 containers filled with essential goods to the 17 countries it serves, and delivered more than $9 billion in aid since its inception.

Please visit www.stayclassy.org/classy-awards/vote, select the "South" region and cast your vote for Food For The Poor. While the public is casting their votes, a panel of Past Regional Winners in each category will also cast their votes. The final score will be determined by a combination of the Public Vote (50%) and Past Winner Judges' Scores (50%). Judges will score each Regional Finalist based on impact, originality and category fit. The Regional Winners will be announced on July 31.

The 16 National CLASSY Awards Winners will be announced live on stage at the San Diego Civic Theatre in San Diego, Calif. on September 22.

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