Malnutrition

Nearly half of all child deaths under 5 are caused by malnutrition.

Can you imagine being unable to afford to buy food for your children? Poverty-stricken parents face this heartbreaking predicament every day throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Without an education or the opportunity to earn anything close to a living wage, they simply can’t afford the nutrition their children need to develop. For little ones, this lack of nutrition can quickly become lethal.

In Guatemala – a country that has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the world – some resort to wading through nauseating garbage dumps to find whatever rotten, half-eaten morsels they can stomach. Parents in Haiti and Honduras face similar desperation.

The harsh reality for these poor families is that if they cannot grow enough food or earn enough money to buy food, they are left to hope for a miracle of compassion. This is where you step in.

You Can Prevent Malnutrition

We rely on kind donors like you to provide lifesaving food for malnourished children and destitute families in need of support. Your donations help us to quickly and efficiently ship food to nutritional centers, clinics, churches and feeding programs in desperately poor communities.

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How We Help


Food For The Poor works every day to feed the hungry.

  • In the first six months of 2020, we provided more than 117 million meals to malnourished children and their families
  • We operate and support programs that feed hundreds of thousands of people every day
  • To accomplish this, we partner with churches, schools, hospitals, missionaries and charitable organizations

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