Can you imagine waking up before dawn, fishing all day in the hot sun on an empty stomach, only to return with a few small fish for your hungry family? Add to this the weight of knowing your family is entirely dependent on you to bring home food, and will only be able to eat […]
All-Nighter for the Poor
In South Florida, college students are organizing campus events to commemorate World Food Day in partnership with the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor.
Planting a Future
Matt Herzel is Food For The Poor’s very talented Multimedia Developer. He traveled to Haiti earlier this year, where he saw how FFPs reforestation efforts are making barren landscapes fruitful once again. By Matt Herzel Travel from the Dominican Republic across the border into Haiti and two things immediately strike you: the beautiful, rugged hills, […]
Seven ways you provided help and hope in 2012
As the numbers roll in from our colleagues and partners throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, we wanted to present a slice of what your support helped to accomplish in 2012. While facts and figures tend to make people’s eyes glaze over, keep in mind that these numbers represent how you helped to absolutely transform […]
Honduras Fishing Villages
By Robby Brumberg I just read a press release from our PR team about a new Food For The Poor Fishing Village initiative in Honduras. Kind donors are equipping local fishing cooperatives in Omoa and Puerto Cortes with new boats, motors, and other fishing equipment to help them increase their catch. It’s uplifting to hear […]
Banana Bark Cards
Our Banana Bark Card program offers employment to talented artisans in Haiti and gives them a chance to earn income to provide for their families. The chance to work offers the hope of a more prosperous future.
FFP in Dominica
By Robby Brumberg Dominica is a jaw-droppingly beautiful place, filled with spectacular beaches, mountains, waterfalls and other protected natural beauty, but nearly a third of all Dominica residents live in poverty. Here are a few more things you might not know about the “Nature Island of the Caribbean.” That cool looking bird on Dominica’s flag […]
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 […]
What Giving Does to the Soul and Body
“Give of yourself, give as much as you can! And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!… Give and you shall receive, much more than you would have ever thought possible. Give, give again and again… No one has ever become poor from giving.” — Anne Frank Food For The […]
Boca Grande Brings More Blessings to Haiti
The community of Manneville in Haiti is only about 860 miles from Boca Grande, Fla., but it is a world away.