Coconut Creek, FL (October 29, 2008) -- Food For The Poor, an international relief and development agency working primarily in the Caribbean and Latin America, has expanded its aid operations to include Mexico. The Order of Malta, with its countrywide aid distribution capacity, will partner with Food For The Poor in this new initiative.
Food For The Poor's initial shipment of a 40-foot container loaded with food and household provisions recently arrived in Mexico City. The Order of Malta received this delivery at one of its multiple warehouse facilities, and managed the distribution of aid in a local poverty-stricken community.
A second shipment is scheduled and will serve the people of the Tabasco region of Mexico. Recent flooding has affected the states of Chiapas, Veracruz and Tabasco, creating a need for relief assistance. Food for The Poor has committed to shipping emergency assistance items, and anticipates providing additional medical supplies aid.
According to Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor, "We are so pleased to expand our work in North America. Mexico is our nearest neighbor, and has areas of severe need. The Order of Malta will definitely provide a positive impact on our ability to reach those who need help the most."
Food For The Poor, the second-largest international relief and development organization in the nation, 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 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For additional information please visit our Web site at www.foodforthepoor.org
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