Feed the Poor, Help Them Stay in Their Home Countries

Oct 4, 2016 by

When mothers can’t nourish their own children, this organization has a smart plan to help

Think of the desperation.

There is perhaps nothing worse for parents than being unable to feed their children.

While it’s an experience that, sadly, many Americans living in poverty face on a daily basis, at least safety nets, both public and private, are available to help people in dire circumstances in the U.S. Unfortunately, in many other countries, the pain and suffering experienced by parents who can’t feed their children is met merely with a long, gnawing ache.

This situation doesn’t have to continue, and shouldn’t — not in a world in which food and resources are plentiful, and when so many good people want to help in a constructive, smart, and effective way.

One standout charity, Food For The Poor, based in Coconut Creek, Florida, is working to change that desperate situation. It’s making significant inroads as one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the United States.

Significantly, more than 95 percent of donations that people give to Food For The Poor go directly to programs that help the poor.

“Our work is motivated by our faith in God,” the organization, a Christian nonprofit, says. It is actively “spreading His unconditional love, regardless of race, wealth, or creed as we minister to the poorest of the poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.”

Founded in 1982, the group provides food, secure housing, clean water, health care, emergency relief, and micro-enterprise projects and educational opportunities for those in need. But these are not just handouts — as is so often the case with other charities or organizations. The group instructs the poor on an ongoing basis, and thus gives them a better chance at a better future for their families.

Countries Served by Food For The Poor
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Panama
  • Jamaica
  • Nicaragua
  • Mexico
  • Dominica
  • Guatemala
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Saint Lucia
  • Guyana
  • Dominican Republican
  • Saint Vincent
  • Belize

Mission trips to countries such as Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala allow the kind and the caring to see the situations and the people for themselves, and to see how their work makes a difference. To date, more than 10,000 individuals have traveled with Food For The Poor on these mission trips.

Food For The Poor identifies the people and the areas of 17 countries that have the greatest need — and creates partnerships to help alleviate the most severe needs first. The organization gives directly to churches and charity organizations operating within those areas of need — delivering food, medicine, housing, and other vital goods.

It also employs more than 300 people here in the United States.

LifeZette Editor-in-Chief Laura Ingraham recently visited Guatemala to see firsthand the good work of this organization — and to share the experience with her daughter, Maria, whom she adopted from that country. She saw a green-bean growing operation that was well-run and beautifully organized.

“These are Guatemalan entrepreneurs, and just in listening to the women [describe their work], they’re so proud of having the opportunity to do this, and they’re so grateful that people open up their hearts, and frankly, their wallets, to help give people a real future,” she said.

To learn more about the important work of Food For The Poor and to make a donation, click here. 

Source: Feed the Poor, Help Them Stay in Their Home Countries | LifeZette

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