COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2014) – For 32, years Food For The Poor has faithfully cared for the basic needs of people living in unimaginable poverty in parts of the Caribbean and Latin America. The ministry got its start in Jamaica in 1982, but has since grown to become an international relief and development organization that feeds hundreds of thousands a day in the 17 countries it serves.
Rising food and fuel costs are straining the charity’s ability to buy food and transport it to people who are desperate for nutrition. To help overcome this obstacle, the organization will be participating in the 17th Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger Challenge. Food For The Poor is one of dozens of nonprofits that will benefit from this challenge, but the more donations made on behalf of the ministry, the more money the organization will receive.
Here’s how this will work:
- Click on www.FoodForThePoor.org/feedingchallenge to make a donation.
- Donations must be made between March 1 and April 30, 2014.
The funds for the challenge are coming from the Feinstein Foundation, which is based in Cranston, R.I. The money will be divided proportionately among all charities. A minimum of $250 and a maximum of $35,000 will go to each participating organization.
Food For The Poor is very efficient – and can feed a family of four for one month for just $14.60. A donation to the “Fight Hunger” Challenge will help the charity stretch its dollars even further.
“We are extremely grateful to the Feinstein Foundation for providing our donors with this unique opportunity to grow their donations by taking part in this unparalleled campaign, which will help us to feed thousands of hungry families,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor.
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.