Be a Child’s Guardian Angel this Mother’s Day

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 28, 2015) – Food For The Poor’s Spring 2015 Gift Catalog has been released in time to help you find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Photographs beautifully illustrate how the gifts featured in the charity’s gift catalog are uniquely designed to improve the lives of poverty-stricken children and families that struggle to survive in developing countries.

This Mother’s Day, choose to honor Mom by pledging to sponsor an orphan in her name through Food For The Poor’s Angels Of Hope program. For $34 a month, you can serve as a guardian angel to a child in need.

Thousands of orphaned and abandoned children in Food For The Poor’s Angels Of Hope orphanages depend on loving sponsors to provide their basic needs every month. More than 900 children in the program are waiting for a sponsor to give them the love, encouragement and kindness they deserve.

“Your sponsorship will serve as a symbol of hope to your sponsored child, assuring them that they are not alone, no matter what hardships they may have encountered,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “I thank everyone who answers the call to serve as a child’s guardian angel. May God bless you for the joy and laughter your compassion will pour into the lives of these children.”

Angels Of Hope staff members travel approximately twice a month to Food For The Poor-sponsored orphanages. While in-country, they update rosters, photograph the children, deliver mail from sponsors and collect letters from the children to mail to their sponsors. They also meet with in-country staff coordinators, and visit homes who have applied to participate in the Angels Of Hope program.

The desire to alleviate poverty epitomizes the spirit of giving in Food For The Poor’s catalog. Even if you are a student, Food For The Poor’s gift catalog offers meaningful ideas for your special Mom, while remaining within your budget. For $20, you can provide a year’s worth of school supplies, or for $90, you can show Mom she raised a good “kid” by giving a goat in her honor for a family in need.

Because Food For The Poor acquires food in large quantities, you can feed a starving family for just $14.60 a month, or a hungry child for a whole year for $43.80.

Food For The Poor also remains committed to moving destitute families out of unsafe living conditions, and into new, permanent homes. A gift of $3,200 will build a single-unit home with sanitation and give children a chance for better futures.

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

Jennifer Leigh Oates

Food For The Poor
Public Relations Associate
954-427-2222 x 6054