On January 16, 2014, Rosemarie Smith helped build a purple house in Jamaica. She worked alongside family, old friends and new ones, to build the house on the one-year anniversary of her son Kyle Good’s death, in his memory. Then, in a moving ceremony, she handed over the keys to the home to its new […]
Amber Noe is the coordinator of Food For The Poor’s peer-to-peer fundraising program, Champions for the Poor. She recently traveled to Haiti for the first time, and was kind enough to share some of her experiences with us.
Amber, our Champions For The Poor coordinator, shares more about her first trip to Haiti.
By Amber Noe Nearly all the opportunities life has presented me are thanks, in large part, to the blessings of receiving a solid education. Yet, for so many, those opportunities are left unrealized; unfulfilled. Alas, how can a child have hope of putting pencil to paper, if he doesn’t know when he’ll be putting food […]
By Karen Gaulette Curtiss, FFP Campaign Advisor: In September of 2011, 16 Food For The Poor employees set out on a mission trip to Haiti, my homeland. Some of us went out of curiosity, others went because every day we are told of the extreme poverty in Haiti, but like many, we questioned the level of […]
Little low on purchasing power this year, but still want to give back? We’ve got some ideas… For all of us who will not be enjoying the spoils of the $500 million Powerball, we came across a Real Simple article about “How to Give When Money is Tight” and wanted to share it with you. […]
A new year brings renewed hope that our goals will be met. We’ll be slimmer, we say. We’ll spend more time with our families, we say. This is our last puff of a cigarette, we say. According to Time magazine, those three resolutions are among the ones most-often broken. That’s not to say you can’t […]
It’s a beautiful thing to see people working together, using their unique talents, gifts and resources in an effort to help people in need. That’s exactly what our good friends at Scrap Girls are doing.
By Roberta S. Weddings are an amazing time for loved ones to get together and celebrate love and life. In the spirit of celebrating life, love and generosity, some brides and grooms are using their big day as an opportunity to help people in need. Many couples tying the knot these days already have plenty of kitchen […]
Sonali Surve has been a dedicated supporter of Food For The Poor since 2013. Sonali has been collecting food to help families in need for years. Every July, she continues this tradition. Even during the hot days of summer, she relentlessly collects food items despite the challenges it can bring. Sonali has inspired people like […]