Food For The Poor Thanks Girl Scouts For More Than Cookies

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (June 4, 2015) – Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida recently donated 1,018 pounds of food to Food For The Poor to benefit destitute families in Haiti. The food was collected by 127 Girl Scouts from 16 participating troops through the annual Feeding Florida Together Food Drive. Donated food items include canned milk, vegetables, fruit, beans, meats, and fish. Girl Scouts received a patch for their involvement in the April 1-30 food drive.

“By asking your friends and neighbors to support your troop’s food drive, you showed courage; and the fruits of your labor will bring comfort to poor children and their families in Haiti,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “Thank you for your help to make the world a better place. With the start of hurricane season, these provisions are an answer to many prayers.”

Last year, Food For The Poor shipped 3,914 containers of essential goods, and provided more than $910 million in aid to poverty-stricken children and families throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.

To learn how your troop can donate to Food For The Poor, please contact Sara Ramos at 954-427-2222 x 6612, or email

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