On the third anniversary of the earthquake that crumbled homes and hopes in Haiti, we’d like to share a poem of remembrance and commitment written by Angel Aloma, executive director of Food For The Poor. One of the more powerful lines in his poem, titled “Beloved Haiti,” is this: “Oh Haiti, land enslaved by misery. […]
Building hope in Jamaica
Since 2001, Craig Ruppert and Chris Davitt — along with a tremendous amount of faithful family and friends — have partnered with Food For The Poor to build four schools, 165 housing units, and a home for the elderly. They’ve also made possible a sustainable fishing village project and two clean water initiatives. A couple months […]
Motherhood: the purest expressions of love, spirituality, endurance and devotion
Food For The Poor staff photographer Hilda Perez writes about the resilient spirit of the mothers we serve. On Mother’s Day we set aside a time to honor mothers. I’m fortunate to still have mine, the center of my universe, but this day of honor can be difficult for those who have lost their mother, […]
Can you imagine living in a slanted, rotting pieced-together shack, where roaches, rats, lizards and flies could come and go as they please? That’s the reality for this family in Jamaica.
Beekeeping in Jamaica
One of the many ways FFP works to empower (rural and urban) farmers in Jamaica is through beekeeping. In addition to the benefit beekeepers receive from managing hives and producing honey, the projects are great for the bees themselves. With the alarming trend of bee populations being decimated around the world, healthy beekeeping projects are all […]
Help a Child in Need of School Supplies
It’s easy to provide school supplies for kids in need in Latin America and the Caribbean! Click www.foodforthepoor.org/backtoschool to shop our Amazon Wish List, and you can choose from among several critically-needed items, such as pencils, backpacks and notebooks. We will deliver the supplies to children in need in the countries we serve. “School supplies […]
Be Like Tessanne
We are grateful for “The Voice” winner Tessanne Chin, and for people like her who use their platform to promote the needs of others. Folks like Tessanne and celebrity chef Ron Duprat who use their star power for good are making such a huge impact on the lives of people in need. Here’s a video […]
Bring Christmas Joy to a Child!
You can bring Christmas joy to children in the Caribbean and Latin America by donating to our Christmas Toy Drive. It’s easy to give through our Amazon Wish List. Please visit www.foodforthepoor.org/toydrive to shop for toys, including art supplies, soccer balls and teddy bears. We will deliver the toys to children in the countries we […]
Join Our New Facebook Group!
Food For The Poor has recently launched a new Facebook group for our donors! Members of this group will have access to exclusive news, stories, videos and glimpses behind the scenes. This special community has been built especially for our generous donors who do so much to help those in extreme poverty. Donors can join […]
Your Christmas Gifts Deliver Hope to Children
Thank you to all of our donors and partners who helped us bring the joy of Christmas to the children we serve. This past Christmas, many of you shared your love for children and took part in our annual Toy Drive via Amazon Smile. More than 2,400 toys were donated from our Amazon Wish List […]