COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2013) – What can you buy with a quarter in 2013? Let’s see… a single gumball from a candy machine, maybe a couple pieces of candy from a local convenience store, or a few moments of dryer time at your local laundromat. But the truth of the matter is that about a quarter here doesn’t go very far, but it is all it takes to feed, not one, but four hungry children a meal in Haiti.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2012) – Hurricane Sandy victims in Fruitful Vale and Norwich in Portland, Jamaica, were relieved when a caravan of containers and trucks maneuvered past downed power lines and debris to bring them emergency relief assistance on Sunday, Oct. 28. YB Afraid Foundation and Food For The Poor partnered to bring the critically needed supplies to approximately 700 people in urgent need of assistance.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 27, 2012) – Fifty families have moved into secure homes in Olivier, Deuxieme Plaine, Haiti, just weeks before the hurricane season traditionally heats up in the Caribbean. These permanent homes were built from funds raised in February at the Building Hope Gala in Boca Raton, Fla. Construction on the homes and community center started in March, and all of the families were moved to safety by mid-July.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 16, 2012) — FedEx Corporation has teamed up with Food For The Poor for the first time and donated enough funds to build 12 two-room homes – six in Honduras and six in Nicaragua.
The unique aspect of this partnership is that FedEx contractors who work in offices based in these Central American countries volunteered their time and helped with the construction and painting of these homes.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 21, 2012) — Construction has started on houses in Haiti pledged at February’s Food For The Poor Building Hope Gala in Boca Raton, Fla. This year’s gala raised enough money to construct 100 housing units, as well as a community center, and an animal husbandry project of 20 cows in Olivier, Deuxieme Plaine, Haiti.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (October 12, 2011) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Food For The Poor 4,690 metric tons of food for children in Nicaragua over the next three years. The goal is to improve the education, nutrition, and health conditions of school-aged children in underserved communities in Nicaragua. During a three year period, approximately 275 containers of food will be distributed in the country’s most impoverished communities.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (June 16, 2011) – When Food For The Poor first began its work in Haiti, the organization was responding to a cry for help for those living in subhuman conditions in the country’s largest and most dangerous slum, Cite Soleil located in the capital of Port-au-Prince. Five containers of rice were delivered in 1982 to prevent families from starving. By 1986, when Food For The Poor was licensed to work in Haiti, the charity delivered $4.1 million in aid.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 27, 2011) – Hoisted high in the air, 11-year-old Rachel Wheeler caught her first glimpse on Wednesday of the Food For The Poor village she worked for two years to build. From above the crowd, Rachel could see the rows of vibrantly painted pink, blue and green homes, nestled along the coast in Leogane, near the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake. Villagers surrounded Rachel, clapping and singing songs of praise and thanks.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 11, 2011) – When representatives of the Florida Marlins and Waste Management walked into Inspiration Village in Malfety, Haiti, last week, the residents greeted them with marching bands, dancers and words of deep gratitude. Hundreds of men, women, and children gathered in front of the community center to thank the team that raised funds and awareness to build much-needed housing.
Food For The Poor Focused on Aid, Efficiency
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 29, 2011) – Just a few days into 2010, one of the largest disasters in modern history devastated Haiti. In response, the leading provider of aid to Haiti, Food For The Poor, sent 1,465 tractor-trailer loads of food, water, medicines and other lifesaving relief aid valued at $188.9 million. While Haiti dominated headlines for much of the year, the nonprofit continued to send supplies to the other 16 countries served in the Caribbean and Latin America.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 18, 2011) - Powerade, March Madness' "Official Sports Drink of the NCAA," late last year entered another arena in a big way - the fight against cholera in Haiti. The Coca-Cola Brand donated 2,538 cases of its beverages from plants in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to Food For The Poor, the third-largest international relief and development organization in the United States,
Yesterday jump-started March Madness, and Powerade's presence will be prominent throughout the college basketball's tournament.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2010) - Haitian and international health officials acknowledged today the cholera epidemic continues to grow at an alarming rate, and is now "a matter of national security." Food For The Poor has shipped and airlifted containers of critically needed supplies such as desperately sought-after medicines, hygiene kits, fluids to rehydrate patients, and blankets.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2010) -The Florida Marlins scored big when it came to helping the people of Haiti. The Marlins teamed up with Food For The Poor to raise funds and awareness following the Jan. 12 earthquake.
The Marlins' John Baker in Haiti
The goal of the "Homes for Haiti" fundraising campaign was to build much-needed housing in a nation where more than 1 million people have been displaced.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 21, 2010) - In response to reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating sudden multiple deaths in Haiti's Artibonite region, Food For The Poor has started to secure and ship critically needed supplies.
Areas receiving immediate aid from Food For The Poor include, Poirier, Desdunes, Dokozel, Villard and Petit Reviere.
Critical items being sent are:
1) Medicines, including antibiotics and oral dehydration salts.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2010) - Taiwan's first lady Chow Mei-ching and daughter, Lesley Ma, traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, to meet with Taiwan's in-country partner, Food For The Poor.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 14, 2010) - During the past year, Rachel Wheeler, 10, has raised money to construct 12 concrete double-unit houses with access to sanitation and potable water in Leogane, Haiti. Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States will be building these homes in this very poor coastal community. The country's dire housing needs were compounded by the catastrophic Jan.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2010) - Yesterday, much-needed emergency relief supplies from Food For The Poor's warehouse in Coconut Creek left Port Everglades on a vessel and barge bound for Haiti due to arrive on Saturday at a port facility near Port-au-Prince. SEACOR Holdings and Resolve Marine Group arranged to send a barge to assist with repairs at the port in Port-au-Prince. Upon arrival in Haiti, Food For The Poor will distribute the MREs, medical supplies, tents and sleeping bags.
Since Monday, Jan.
Donations: www.foodforthepoor.org/haitiquake & 1-800-487-1158
Interviews available with Executive Director Angel Aloma, and staff in Haiti.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2010) - In response to the earthquake in Haiti, HOT 105 FM will broadcast live from Food For The Poor's office in Coconut Creek, Fla. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.