Food For The Poor Releases 2014 Annual Report
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 27, 2015) – Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the nation’s largest international relief and development agency, released today its 2014 Annual Report. Last year, the charity shipped 3,914 containers of essential goods, and provided more than $910 million in aid to poverty-stricken children and families that struggle to survive.
With a grateful heart, Food For The Poor thanks its donors and partners for their 33 years of support, which has transformed the lives of millions of destitute families in the Caribbean and Latin America. By delivering food to the starving, housing for those who need shelter, and providing clean drinking water to the thirsty, the impact of Food For The Poor’s lifesaving work provides hope for the future.
“The 2014 Annual Report highlights how Food For The Poor’s generous donors have helped to transform the lives of those we serve,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “It is only through God’s grace and your goodness that we are able to distribute desperately needed aid.”
Food For The Poor is a good steward of donations, and strives to strategically use contributions the most efficient way possible. In 2014, fundraising and other administrative costs made up less than 5% of Food For The Poor’s expenses, with more than 95% of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.
To watch a video that illustrates the impact donors made in 2014 visit: www.FoodForThePoor.org/impact.
Other highlights from Food For The Poor’s 2014 Annual Report:
- More than 30.3 million pounds of rice, 12.9 million pounds of beans, 9.6 million pounds of canned and other life-sustaining foods were delivered to the hungry.
- Fishing village initiatives, aquaculture ponds, fruit tree planting projects, animal husbandry and agricultural programs continue to provide food and income and help to create self-sustaining communities.
- More than 100,000 housing units have been built since 1985, with 7,367 built in 2014 alone. The greatest number of homes were built in Jamaica (2,057 housing units), Honduras (1,812), Haiti (1,774), and Nicaragua (1,594).
- Food For The Poor continues to build schools, training centers, and clinics, and to support homes for orphans and the aged. More than 430 containers of educational supplies were shipped in 2014.
- More than 600 containers of medicines and medical supplies were shipped.
More than 900 children are waiting to receive their loving sponsor through Food For The Poor’s Angels Of Hope program. Caring donors to the organization sponsored more than 3,270 children in 134 orphanages in 2014 through the program.
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