Help Food For The Poor Meet the Fight Hunger Challenge

 

Food For The Poor provides more than 15,000 hot meals from its feeding center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, six days a week.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 5, 2012) —For more than three decades, Food For The Poor has been a dedicated servant of the poor. One of the ministry’s priorities in 2012 is to ship 1,200 containers of food to feed the destitute in the countries it serves.

One way the organization is looking to meet that goal is by participating in the 15th Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger Challenge. Food For The Poor is one of dozens of nonprofits that will benefit from this challenge, but the more donations made on behalf of the ministry, the more money the organization will get.


Here’s how this will work:

  • Click www.FoodForThePoor.org/feedingchallenge to make a donation.
  • Donations must be made between March 1 and April 30, 2012.

The funds for the challenge are coming from the Feinstein Foundation, which is based in Rhode Island. The money will be divided proportionately among all agencies. A minimum of $250 and a maximum of $35,000 will go to each participating organization.

 

A donation of $12 a month will feed a family of four.

Food For The Poor feeds millions a day in the Caribbean and Latin America, but rising food and fuel costs are threatening the charity’s ability to buy food and transport it to people desperate for a meal, who often have nothing to feed their children. Because of its size and reach, the charity is very efficient – it can feed a family of four for one month for just $12. A donation to the Fight Hunger Challenge will help the charity stretch its dollars even further.

“There are some truly amazing people in the world who are making a difference in this fight against hunger, in our country and around the world,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “We are so grateful to the Feinstein Foundation for providing our donors with this wonderful opportunity to make their dollars grow by taking part in this unique campaign.”

 

Rice and beans, an excellent source of protein, are the foundation for the nutritious meals Food For The Poor provides.

Food For The Poor, 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