Friday, June 8, 2012

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Doral Overseas Chinese Business Chamber pledges donations from gala to help rebuild Haiti

For the second year in a row, the Doral Overseas Chinese Business Chamber has chosen Food For The Poor as the recipient of silent auction proceeds at its Imperial Banquet at the Intercontinental Hotel at Doral on May 20.

FFP CEO Robin Mahfood and international visitors.
The invitation-only gala is in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May. The chamber has invited the award-winning Taiwanese Chef Liu, who has represented the nation at several cooking demonstrations in Europe, to present an eight-course dinner based on the unique cuisine of Taiwan.

“In good times, we always remember those less fortunate than us,” said Pedro Cheng, Vice President of the Doral Overseas Chinese Business Chamber. Food For The Poor is celebrating its 30th year of service to the truly destitute.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Honor Mom, restore other women’s power to dream

 In developing countries, mothers often are the sole providers for their families and earn less than $2 a day. If there is no work, they sometimes are forced to scavenge local garbage dumps alongside their children for food or anything recyclable. Food, clean water, shelter, medical care and education are all out of reach for these destitute women.

Elva Brady, a Food For The Poor donor

“My heart goes out to mothers who raise children as a single parent,” said Elva Brady, a Food For The Poor donor who is committed to funding development projects for women. “My mother was one of these women.”

This Mother’s Day, caring donors can celebrate the lives of their mothers and improve the lives of others in developing countries. Gifts that provide hope for the future can be found at

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Food For The Poor honored as Business of the Year

Food For The Poor was honored as Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal on Thursday night. The international relief and development organization was named in the nonprofit category.

The Business Journal awards recognize excellence and outstanding performance in the South Florida business community. Scores of nominees were reviewed by the panel of judges, which included the newspaper’s editorial department, representatives from business schools in the region, past honorees and prominent business leaders.

In announcing the award, the South Florida Business Journal wrote, “Food For The Poor provided the poor with long-term, sustainable solutions to poverty, in part through several micro-enterprise programs that help the poor help themselves.”

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Food For The Poor: 30 years of aid, efficiency and hope

Named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the nation’s largest international relief and development agency, Food For The Poor was  able to offer aid to millions of people last year, as a result of support from its dedicated donors.  For three decades, Food For The Poor has given hope to the hungry, the destitute, and the abandoned throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.

As the agency celebrates its 30th anniversary, Food For The Poor has set a goal in 2012 to build 12,000 homes, dig 1,200 water wells, and ship 1,200 containers of food to help those suffering within the 17 countries it serves.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Ruby Tuesday partners with Food For The Poor: GiveBack Program on May 15 will help feed children

Enjoy a meal at Ruby Tuesday on May 15, and the restaurant will give back 20 percent of the purchase to the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor. Twenty-two locations across the state of Florida are participating in the program that will help feed hungry children in the Caribbean and Latin America.

The program works very simply. Restaurant patrons take this flyer to participating restaurants, and the restaurant will give back 20 percent of the purchase. The Food For The Poor GiveBack day is May 15, the International Day of Families. Ruby Tuesday customers also can visit and help make a difference in the lives of the poor. Since August 2011, Ruby Tuesday has given back more than $267,000 to various charities.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Boca Grande’s Friendship Village II on track to fundraising goal

Thanks to Boca Grande’s Hope for Haitians Committee, dozens of Haitian families left homeless by the 2010 earthquake are one step closer to leaving the tent cities of Port-au-Prince and moving into their own sturdy homes.

“We cannot fathom what life is like for families living under such dire conditions, not for one year, but for nearly two and a half years,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “Words cannot express the gratitude we have for the Boca Grande Committee and for their continued support. On behalf of the Haitian families who’ll soon be moving into the village – thank you.”

Boca Grande’s Friendship Village II, which is located in the small farming community of Michaud near Croix-des-Bouquets just northwest of Port-au-Prince, is more than 85 percent complete and some families have started to move in. The Boca Grande Hope for Haitians Committee is still raising money for the project through Food For The Poor.  

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