FFP Thanks "Lifesaving, Dream-giving" Donors at Luncheon
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 12, 2017) Two of Food For The Poor's most devoted supporters were recognized today at the charity's first Luncheon of Thanks at the Marriott at Boca Center in Boca Raton, Fla.
"You are lifesavers, you are dream-givers, and you allow us to be part of that hope process," Food For The Poor Executive Director Angel Aloma told the gathering of individual donors and corporate sponsors. "You not only have saved the lives of the poor, you have given them the ability to dream."
Elena Del Alamo, who has supported the charity for more than seven years and has traveled to be with the poor in Haiti and Jamaica, received the 2017 Food For The Poor Volunteer of the Year award. Del Alamo also has served as a committee member for the Building Hope Gala. A team captain for the charity's meal-packing event, Join The Pack, Del Alamo serves with enthusiasm and a God-inspired commitment.
"It's all about the children. I think of that song from the musical "Flower Drum Song," where the character sings 'A hundred million miracles are happening every day,'" said Del Alamo. "Food For The Poor is one of the instruments making many of those miracles come true. I am blessed to be part of it."
The 2017 Corporate Sponsor of the Year award was given to DaVita, a Fortune 500 company and leading provider of kidney care across the United States. The company also has supported FFP's meal-packing events with a company team. In December 2016, 35 DaVita staff members from all over the southeastern United States visited Food For The Poor headquarters to fill backpacks with school supplies for children in Jamaica.
"Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, you experience your strength, your wealth, your power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills us with joy," said DaVita Divisional Coordinator Rosalie Co, in accepting the award. "As we have said before, the spirit of giving is embedded in our company's DNA. Rest assured, we will always be partners and allies in all the noble deeds that you do."
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 primarily 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. Over the last 10 years, fundraising and other administrative costs averaged less than 5% of our expenses; more than 95% of all donations went directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
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