By David Langle, Project Manager, South America In early December, a colleague and I had the opportunity to meet someone very special to Food For The Poor and its donors. Her name is Angela and one of our partners took us to the Roosevelt Institute in Bogota, Colombia, where she has been receiving lifesaving treatment […]
Every time the front door opened at a rural nutrition center in Guatemala that I was visiting with our team, 4-year-old Dervy marched right up to each visitor. I watched as he smiled broadly, spread his little arms in a sweeping motion across the entryway and then gleefully shouted, “¡Bienvenido!”, the Spanish word for “welcome.” […]
By Michael Turnbell Steve Bryant loved kids. That love and his passion for serving others soon will bless thousands of children in the Caribbean and Latin America. A longtime employee of Gleaning For The World, a Food For The Poor partner, Steve was especially fond of the organization’s Teddy Bear Brigade that collects stuffed animals […]
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April 17: I am in love with the people of Haiti. They have stolen my heart. I feel so loved: The children just smother you with kisses and hugs. They also love stroking your hair. I am truly moved. Just To recap: We visited schools today, the feeding centers, our warehouse and the mountainside […]
Jack Osborne traveled to Jamaica with a Food For The Poor mission group in July. Here, he shares his story. One day during our Mission Trip, while visiting the people of Jamaica, my life was affected dramatically by a very sweet young boy.
It’s a difficult task to properly encapsulate the scope of all that Food For The Poor does on a daily basis. There are a lot of moving parts in a lot of different places. With that in mind we made a map that we hope serves as a helpful representation of how much your generosity […]
By Robby Brumberg Food For The Poor is marking 23 years of working to help the poor in Guyana this month. To celebrate this anniversary of charitable partnership and cooperation, here are a few things of note about the beautiful South American country. Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America. Despite its large […]
Kathy Skipper is Director of Public Relations for Food For The Poor. She and her husband Joe have been blessed to sponsor Ruth through the Angels Of Hope program for the last two years. This is a birthday letter to their little girl, who lives at Our Lady of Lourdes Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Food […]
When staff writer Bonnie Vanak travels, she meets many mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers in the depths of despair. She sits with them and listens as they share their struggles, their dreams and their prayers. Today, Bonnie shares the story of a mother she met in the mountains of Guatemala while on assignment with […]