Each day, Food For The Poor Board Member Dr. Lynne Nasrallah contemplates the “Stations of the Cross” – the 14 stations that guide believers through the steps taken by Jesus from his condemnation to his burial and resurrection.
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National Hispanic Heritage Month: A Time of Reflection and Appreciation
Over the last month, Food For The Poor has taken great pride in acknowledging National Hispanic Heritage Month with articles about developments in the Hispanic countries where the charity works and with social media posts featuring FFTP team members of Hispanic descent and their passion for service.
Giving Back: Volunteers Help FFTP, Build Connections, Make Memories
Food For The Poor’s Volunteer Program continues to grow. Last month, more than 450 volunteers representing South Florida churches, businesses and community-minded individuals helped the charity assemble 116,640 MannaPack meals for families in need in Ukraine. Florida Atlantic University Owls women’s volleyball team was eager to pack meals at FAU Arena, its home gymnasium court. […]
Good Things Come in Trees – Tree-Planting Project Thrives in Jamaica
Across the island of Jamaica, areas once covered with shade trees and lush fruit trees are shockingly barren. Deforestation can ravage communities over time when people living in poverty and lacking other resources cut down trees in their desperate search for wood to cook with and build shelter. After years of tree felling, with no […]
Called to Help: Change a Life Today
Huddled together in a flimsy shack, Maria did her best to keep her four young children safe during heavy rains and bitterly cold nights. Many families experiencing extreme poverty in the Caribbean and Latin America like Maria’s live without a proper home and go hungry. Jobs are scarce and low-paying at best. All it takes […]
Sharing the Inspiring Story of the FFTP Clergy Speakers’ Family
Going to the annual Food For The Poor Clergy Speakers’ Convocation is like visiting family, like a spiritual retreat, like going to a continuing ed workshop. We speakers have joined a family. As family we share stories. Recently I shared the story of an assignment I had in February. The huge sign outside the church […]
Behind the Scenes: Spicy Sustainability
Representatives from our partner organization in Honduras, CEPUDO, picked us up at the airport and were thrilled to tell us we were immediately going to visit a new project. CEPUDO President Linda wanted to surprise us, so she kept us in suspense for the entire ride. A few hours outside of San Pedro Sula, we […]
Life is Sweeter With Honey: Beekeeping Success Transforms Lives
What can fly 15 miles per hour, loves flowers and supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? It’s the humble honeybee! What better day to celebrate honeybees and beekeepers than May 20, World Bee Day? Bees play an essential role in sustainable agriculture and beekeeping is a key provider of jobs in rural communities. Many small-scale […]
Volunteers at the Heart of Food For The Poor
Volunteers have a hands-on way to give back through Food For The Poor’s new Volunteer Program. The charity officially launched the program in April with its first Hearts United Community Day, an event that brings together schools, churches, businesses and community-minded individuals. Throughout the year, FFTP hosts groups for small packing events and invites volunteers […]
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