Food For The Poor Responds to Shortage of Intravenous Fluids in Jamaica

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (June 24, 2014) – Food For The Poor is sending a container of desperately needed intravenous saline solutions it purchased from an international supplier after the Food For The Poor-Jamaica office made an urgent request to the FFP headquarters in Coconut Creek, Fla.

“We understand that one container load of these intravenous saline solutions will not solve the problem that the hospitals in Jamaica are currently facing, but it will provide some much needed assistance. If we can help save one life, then all the manpower and effort it took to obtaining this life-saving medical product was well worth it,” said Robin Mahfood, President and CEO of Food For The Poor.

The international relief and development organization’s Gifts In Kinds department reached out to several of its U.S.-based donors for help.  Food For The Poor was told that many of the pharmaceutical donors that have assisted the charity in the past were unable to help, due to a reported shortage of intravenous saline solutions in the United States.

The intravenous saline solutions purchased by Food For The Poor are being shipped by sea freight and are expected to reach Kingston, Jamaica, in mid-July.

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 95 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