Food For The Poor Wins Prestigious 2016 Mail Innovation Award

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 18, 2016) Food For The Poor will receive the prestigious 2016 Mail Innovation Award from the United States Postal Service at the annual National Postal Forum, which will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, March 22.

Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Postal Service, will honor Food For The Poor for its innovation, teamwork, communication and customer service with local postal managers. Vanessa Tirado, Food For The Poor Production Director, will receive the award on behalf of the international relief and development organization that’s been sending direct mail to its donors for more than three decades.

"It’s an honor and I am humbled to receive this award on behalf of Food For The Poor, and the people in the 17 countries the organization serves," said Tirado. "During my 27 years with Food For The Poor I’ve seen tremendous growth and countless prayers answered. This award means a lot and will expose the wonderful work of this organization to a new segment of the population."

The National Postal Forum was established in 1968 by a group of postal customers and mailers who were committed to an ongoing partnership with the United States Postal Service. Held annually in the spring, the National Postal Forum attracts thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors. This year’s theme, Tune into Success, is more relevant than ever as the mailing industry continues to change.

"Food For The Poor appreciates everyone who has helped to make this organization what it is today," said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. "But we’re very proud of our Production Department staff, who are responsible for mailing and overseeing all the printing needs of the charity. We’re very grateful for this special recognition by the U.S. Postal Service."

Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations 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

Wanda Wright

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