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 […]
By Michael Turnbell When we share the mission of Food For The Poor and the plight of families in desperate need, we never know who may be listening or whose heart may be moved. Longtime FFTP speaker Fr. Tony Palazzolo had one such experience in September at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Cropwell, […]
By Michael Turnbell In Haiti, little things make a huge impact. The joy of a child seeing his or herself in a picture for the first time. A new soccer ball. A piece of candy. New shoes or a beautiful handmade dress with a matching doll. Most of the time, just the gift of […]
Here in South Florida we are in the midst of our rainy season. It rains just about every day this time of year. It’s not so bad, so long as you have
Cassandra Celestin, a Special Events Coordinator at Food For The Poor, shares her experience upon returning to her home country of Haiti for the first time in nearly 16 years. Summer of 1999 was the most exhilarating and fun summer of my childhood. I had traveled to the United States to spend a few weeks […]
When you hear about poverty statistics, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed.
It’s a difficult task to properly encapsulate the scope of all that Food For The Poor does on a daily basis. There are a lot of moving parts in a lot of different places. With that in mind we made a map that we hope serves as a helpful representation of how much your generosity […]
Cassandra Celestin, a Special Events Coordinator at Food For The Poor, shares her experience upon returning to her home country of Haiti for the first time in nearly 16 years. Yesterday, we shared part one of Cassandra’s Journey Home to Haiti. Finally I understood why those who leave the provinces to come to Port-au-Prince often say in […]
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.
By Robby Brumberg Food For The Poor is marking 23 years of working to help the poor in Guyana this month. To celebrate this anniversary of charitable partnership and cooperation, here are a few things of note about the beautiful South American country. Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America. Despite its large […]