Food For The Poor Donates Soy Milk to The Palm Beach County Food Bank
The international relief and development organization Food For The Poor donated 900 cases or 5,400 cartons of vanilla soy milk Thursday from its Coconut Creek headquarters to The Palm Beach County Food Bank.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2013) – The international relief and development organization Food For The Poor donated 900 cases or 5,400 cartons of vanilla soy milk Thursday from its Coconut Creek headquarters to The Palm Beach County Food Bank.
“We rely 100 percent on food donations and we want to distribute healthy foods to the agencies we serve,” said Sara Mariani-Mallon, Director of Development and Marketing of The Palm Beach County Food Bank. “Summer is a tough time for us and we are grateful for the 900 cases of soy milk. It is a huge donation that will be distributed to the shelters, soup kitchens and pantries in Palm Beach County. All of our food donations are distributed at no cost to the organizations in the county that are feeding the hungry.”
The Palm Beach County Food Bank collects and distributes food to nearly 100 agencies from Boca Raton to Tequesta and west to Belle Glade and Pahokee.
“We are an international organization and the vast majority of our work is in the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “When the opportunity arises and we can offer assistance within the United States, especially here in South Florida, we will respond without hesitation. Thanks to our donor, Tropical Foods in Miami, we were in a position to share this gift with The Palm Beach County Food Bank.”
According to The Palm Beach County Food Bank, it takes roughly 35 million pounds of food a year to feed the hungry within its municipalities, and in a county known for its wealth, it’s hard to imagine that there are so many individuals, children, and families who struggle every day with hunger and food insecurity.
Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
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