A Community Rises Out of the Ashes Stronger Than Before When a disaster strikes, the aftermath can be devastating, a trail of destruction that leaves communities with the heart-wrenching burden of picking up the pieces and rebuilding. Quick relief followed by effective disaster recovery efforts not only save more lives and reduce loss but ensure […]
Disaster Relief: 4 Reasons Rapid Response Is Crucial to Saving Lives
When disaster strikes, entire villages, cities and regions can be affected, leaving hundreds or thousands of injured and displaced families in urgent need of lifesaving aid and assistance. That’s why it’s crucial to respond quickly. And to do that, being prepared BEFORE disaster strikes is key to saving more lives and recovering more quickly. Access […]
Leaving a Legacy of Love: FFTP Webinar Helps Donors Create Sound Estate Plans
Creating an estate plan that clearly states your wishes for distributing your assets and your final arrangements is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give to your family and loved ones. This last gesture, which doesn’t always require an estate planning attorney, frees those you hold dear of the burden of trying to […]
A New Center Gives Hope to Childhood Cancer Patients
Your child has cancer. These are words every parent dreads hearing. In Honduras, such a diagnosis could be terrifying, as medical treatment was not always available for childhood cancer. But now, treatment is available in Honduras and parents have hope for their children recently diagnosed with pediatric cancer. In this blog, we’ll explore how a […]
What can caring people do to provide medical care for an innocent child?
In Guatemala, the chances of survival were slim for a sweet baby named Marcela because of ectopia cordis, a rare condition in which a baby is born with a heart partially or entirely outside the chest cavity. Only 8 of every 1 million babies have ectopia cordis, and 90 percent die within three days of […]
How Treated Water Improves Lives
Providing access to treated water prevents illnesses. Drinking and cooking with water that is full of bacteria exposes children and families to stomach issues, diarrhea and other waterborne illnesses. Children under age 5 are especially vulnerable to waterborne illnesses – diarrhea can lead to dehydration, which can cause a child to become extremely ill. 161 […]
Why is water access important for children in developing countries?
The infographic below covers several reasons why access to water is important for building sustainable communities. Food For The Poor supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6: ensuring water access and sanitation for all. The goal is to work with communities to produce improved and safely managed water sources. Women and children are most […]
3 Ways Food For The Poor Volunteers Fight Food Insecurity
Giving Thanks by Giving Back: Volunteers Unite to Help Relieve Food Insecurity Food insecurity is on the rise around the world. Conflict, inflation and climate extremes have combined for an unprecedented food crisis. The cost to deliver food assistance is at an all-time high and a rise in life-threatening hunger has followed. Every day, more […]
The Heart of Giving: 6 Added Benefits of Volunteering
People volunteer for all types of causes and for different reasons. With a compassionate heart and a genuine desire to help others, volunteers give of their time, energy and skills. People who volunteered with businesses and nonprofit organizations became invaluable resources. Research shows that volunteer connections have many additional benefits beyond giving back and providing […]
What is child sponsorship at Food For The Poor?
A unique way to sponsor a child Food For The Poor is one of the best charities you can choose for child sponsorship. Through our Angels Of Hope child sponsorship program, children living in established group homes with loving caretakers throughout the Caribbean and Latin America are given the critical resources every child needs. In […]