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Food For The Poor responds to Hurricane Felix

Coconut Creek, FL -- In response to Hurricane Felix, the second Category 5 hurricane of the 2007 storm season, Food For The Poor put its emergency relief operations into high alert today. The largest provider of aid to Central America and the Caribbean stands ready to assist the countries affected by Hurricane Felix.

Food For The Poor already has shipments of food and emergency supplies underway to Belize, which was also affected by Hurricane Dean. Shipments of medical supplies are enroute to Nicaragua, and containers of school furniture, clothing and pharmaceuticals have been sent to Honduras. Additional shipments of hurricane relief supplies, food, water and clothing are ready for shipment as soon as the damage assessments are received.

Food For The Poor maintains operations in multiple countries of Central America: Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize. Through a partnership network of churches, missionaries, hospitals, orphanages and schools located throughout the entire region, Food For The Poor is able to distribute food, medical supplies, educational materials, and emergency relief supplies. The organization provides housing for the destitute, and sustainability projects such as tilapia farms and agricultural projects.

To assist with the work of Food For The Poor, visit the Web site at www.foodforthepoor.org or call 800-487-1158.

Food For The Poor, the third largest international relief and development organization in the nation and the largest charity headquartered in Florida, does much more than simply feed the millions of hungry poor in 16 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. Since 1982, we have provided clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and emergency relief, with more than 96% of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.