World Food Day: FFTP Donors Can Triple the Impact of Their Gifts to Help Hungry Families
FFTP is joining other organizations and more than 150 countries to observe World Food Day on Monday, Oct. 16, to raise awareness of the issues surrounding poverty and hunger.
Every dollar received by midnight on Oct. 16 will be matched to provide $3 worth of food, up to $500,000.
The day takes on even more critical importance this year as economic shocks, extreme weather and political instability have pushed children and families living in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean into greater food insecurity.
In Honduras, Anabel and her family work hard to make street food to sell. They barely earn enough to send the girls to school. Though impoverished, Anabel and her husband, Jose, want the best life possible for their children, including their newborn son.
“Every day we eat. … And we worry a lot about that. … Because sometimes, we had to get by with whatever we had,” Anabel said.
But the gift of food is more than just providing essential nutrition to families like Anabel’s. It’s about building a better home life, strengthening families, and laying a solid foundation for a brighter future.
Gifts for World Food Day will assure that families like Anabel’s can make their family food budget go further so they can increase their small business.
“We unite as a family to work and our children learn the sacrifice of working to be someone in life,” Anabel said.
FFTP President/CEO Ed Raine said gifts for World Food Day can have three times the benefits that will help impoverished families.
“World Food Day is a reminder that millions of people around the world are still suffering from hunger and malnutrition,” Raine said. “At Food For The Poor, we are committed to providing lifesaving food and aid to those in need, and we will continue to work tirelessly until every person has access to the basic necessities of life. As an organization, we stand committed to finding solutions not only to help these families in crisis but also to help transform their lives with sustainable development solutions.”
World Food Day was created by the United Nations in 1979 to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry children and families living in poverty primarily in 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, water, medicine, educational materials, homes, support for vulnerable children, care for the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.