Food For The Poor's 2013 Annual Report

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Food For The Poor continued to provide clean water, build schools, training centers, and clinics in 2013.
Food For The Poor continued to provide clean water, build schools, training centers, and clinics in 2013.

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 21, 2014) – Life in parts of the Caribbean and Latin America’s most impoverished communities can be hard, but thanks to the loving generosity of Food For The Poor’s donors and the dedication of organizational partners, the charity was able to offer aid to millions of people last year.

Named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the nation’s largest international relief and development agency, Food For The Poor shipped 3,518 tractor-trailers of aid in 2013, providing vital resources to poverty-stricken children and families struggling to survive.

Some key shipments included:

  • 596 tractor-trailers of medicines and medical supplies
  • 573 tractor-trailers of educational supplies
  • 31.9 million pounds of rice and 8.3 million pounds of beans
  • More than 10 million pounds of canned foods and other life-sustaining items to feed the hungry

“Meeting the immediate need is important, but helping the poor to obtain a level of self-sufficiency has always been the priority of Food For The Poor,” said Robin Mahfood, CEO/President of Food For the Poor. “This road to independence starts with having a secure place for a family to call home, which is why Food For The Poor’s home-building strategy is so urgent and vitally important to the organization.”   

In 2013, the charity built 6,808 housing units – bringing the total to more than 91,000 housing units since 1982.  

Food For The Poor continued to provide clean water, build schools, training centers, and clinics in 2013.
Caring donors to the organization also are sponsoring more than 3,300 children in 115 orphanages through the Angels Of Hope program. For an animated look at the impact donor support provided in 2013 click: www.FoodForThePoor.org/impact.

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 www.FoodForThePoor.org.


Wanda Wright

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