Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Donates Rice to Food For The Poor
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (June 19, 2014) – Forty trailer loads of rice are en route to Haiti from the ports of Taipei, thanks to the kindness of Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This first shipment is part of 2,400 metric tons of rice that will be received and distributed in three installments by Food For The Poor.
Food For The Poor and Taiwan have partnered since 2005 to positively impact the lives of the poor. The three separate shipments of 800 metric tons of rice each translates into more than 21 million generous servings of rice for the hungry. Taiwan’s rice donations are critical, as food costs continue to rise globally due to floods, droughts, and crop failures. Taiwan's new ambassador to Haiti, Tsai-Chiu “Peter” Hwang, was instrumental in securing the donation of rice on behalf of Food For The Poor.
“Taiwan has been a tremendous partner, consistently providing life-saving food for hundreds of thousands people in Haiti for many years,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “We are so very thankful to receive this bountiful blessing on behalf of the poor that we serve. The life-saving food will nurture children and their families, as they continue to rebuild their country.”Last year, Philip T.Y. Wang replaced Ray Mou as Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami.
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.