Food For The Poor Says Thank You to its Volunteers

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 16, 2012) — In honor of National Volunteer Week, Food For The Poor is taking time to thank its devoted donors and countless volunteers for all that they do on behalf of the poor.

“Our volunteers cover all age brackets. They dedicate their time to filing papers, to building homes and schools, to formal affairs and various events,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “They play an instrumental part in our day-to-day function at our headquarters in Coconut Creek, Fla., but most importantly in the countries where we serve, to help many to have the basic necessities of life.”

National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is about encouraging individuals to get involved and to create change. As Food For The Poor celebrates more than three decades of service this year, the organization appreciates its volunteers and needs their generous commitment now and in years to come.

Here are a few examples of how you can make a difference for families in the Caribbean and Latin America, in most instances, without even boarding a plane:

• Become volunteer ambassadors:
   Present the Food For The Poor mission at events in your local community.
   Training is provided.
• Help organize emergency food drives:
   In times of natural disasters, Food For The Poor needs help collecting supplies to send to those    suffering from the effects of storms and other catastrophic events.
• Volunteer at annual events:
   Food For The Poor needs volunteers to help with 5K Walk/Run fundraisers.
• Become a student volunteer:
   Students from elementary to college can find creative ways to raise funds through events on
   campus and within their communities.
• Become corporate volunteers:
   Get involved in fundraising, and travel to the countries we serve to do hands-on projects.

If you have a heart for the poor, please visit and click on the ‘How to Help’ tab for ideas on how you can make a difference as an individual, group or as a corporation.

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


Wanda Wright
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079