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.
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. (November 12, 2007) - Food For The Poor is in the process of distributing approximately 600,000 meningitis vaccine doses through Caritas Dominicana and the Ministry of Health/Immunization Department (PAI). The meningitis vaccines will protect the Dominican Republic populations who are most vulnerable to contracting the serious illness that causes inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord.
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL (May 18, 2004) - Following the recent crisis in Haiti, Food For The Poor has greatly increased its assistance to Haiti. For the first four months of 2004, 269 containers of aid valued in excess of $20 million were shipped directly to Haiti, as contrasted with 486 containers for the entire year of 2003. The current assistance consists of food, medical supplies, emergency relief, and clothing.