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Food For The Poor rushes hurricane aid to Florida, the Caribbean & Central America

Food For The Poor, the largest relief organization normally operating in the Caribbean and Central America, is providing assistance to the victims of Hurricanes Wilma, Alpha and Beta. Wind damage and flooding from these hurricanes have left multitudes of poor homeless and hungry in Florida, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Honduras.
For its international efforts, the charity is shipping over 2 million pounds of canned food, water, roofing materials and other emergency supplies. Containers of food, medicine and medical supplies have been sent to the affected countries, and the warehouses have been opened for full distribution during this time of crisis. Food, clothing, hygiene and medical supplies are being directed to those areas hardest hit by the flooding.

In South Florida, Food For The Poor has provided over 20 truckloads of food and water to the Hurricane Wilma victims. This aid is being distributed through Farm Share, which serves as the vital link providing for the distribution of donated food to needy people.

Hurricane Wilma also caused tremendous destruction at Food For The Poor's offices in Deerfield Beach. Despite the damage to the offices, the staff has set up temporary facilities in the undamaged areas of the complex and is continuing to assist the people in those less fortunate countries who rely on the shipments coming from the United States.

Donations may be sent to:

Food For The Poor
550 S.W. 12th Ave.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
or by phone 800-487-1158


Ann Briere
Public Relations Manager
Food For The Poor Inc.
(954) 427-2222 x6614

Food For The Poor (FFP), the 5th largest international charity in the U.S., is a Christian relief and development organization that has developed a highly efficient strategy for aiding the destitute of the Caribbean and Latin America. In the last 23 years, with the partnership of our many donors, FFP has shipped over $2.3 billion in aid to the region ($574 million in 2004). FFP provides food, emergency relief assistance, education, housing, health care and micro-enterprise development assistance to hundreds of thousands of the poorest of the poor in the region.