Food For The Poor Named Largest International Charity in United States
The charity watchdog survey also ranked Food For The Poor, which provides more than food, as the 11th largest overall charity out of 400 nonprofits surveyed nationwide.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2014) – For the third consecutive year, The Chronicle of Philanthropy has ranked Food For The Poor the largest international relief and development organization in the United States. The annual survey lists the top charities that raise the most donations from private sources.
“The American people are extremely generous, and have saved the lives of those who have been recipients of their generosity,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “Last year, thanks to our compassionate donors and God’s guidance, we provided more than $1 billion in aid and redevelopment projects.”
Food For The Poor shipped 3,518 tractor-trailer-loads of aid in 2013, providing vital resources to poverty-stricken children and families struggling to survive. Food For The Poor also continues to provide clean water, in addition to building homes, schools, training centers, and clinics. In 2013, the charity constructed 6,808 housing units – bringing the total to more than 91,000 housing units since inception.
“Together with our donors, we cry when a malnourished child dies, and celebrate when nutritious food is delivered in time to quell the hunger pains of other starving children,” Mahfood said. “Because of our loyal donors’ tremendous love, Food For The Poor will continue to be good stewards, and implement projects to reach an ever-wider circle of need.”
The charity watchdog survey also ranked Food For The Poor as the 11th largest overall charity out of 400 nonprofits surveyed nationwide, as well as the largest charitable organization in Florida. The rankings appear in the 23rd edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual “Philanthropy 400” report.
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.
Jennifer Leigh Oates
Food For The Poor
Public Relations Associate
954-427-2222 x 6054