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Founded in 1982, we are one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the United States, serving the poorest of poor.
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Food for the Poor delivers food and supplies by boat
Resilience: the ability of individuals to bounce back from adversity stronger than before. We have seen this concept working overtime for a year and a half as the world builds a path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other global emergencies. In 2020 alone, a number of overwhelming disasters affected over 98 million people. Natural and man-made disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, civil unrest, tornadoes and more have devastated communities. For our cause of the month, we’re focusing on Disaster Relief. Emergency response, conflict intervention and preventing climate emergencies are all important aspects of countering crisis situations. Disaster…

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  • Title: Temporary schools built after earthquake
  • Charity: Food For The Poor
  • Country: Haiti
  • Photo Credit: Photo/Food For The Poor

Students attend class in one of the temporary classroom blocks at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Cavaillon, Haiti, built with lumber and construction materials for the frame of the building provided by Food For The Poor donors.

  • Title: Hurricanes Eta and Iota relief in Nicaragua
  • Charity: Food For The Poor
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Photo Credit: Photo/Special to Food For The Poor

Enrique Blandino, a farmer from Los Arados, Mozonte, Nicaragua, is grateful for the help provided by Food For The Poor donors to restore his crops.

  • Title: FFTP provides relief to victims of volcanic eruption
  • Charity: Food For The Poor
  • Country: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Photo Credit: Photo courtesy Fr. Kevin Murray, the Diocese of Kingstown

Relief items including MannaPack meals from Food For The Poor partner Feed My Starving Children arrive at the port on the island of St. Vincent, where they were shipped by charity partners Caritas Grenada and St. Lucia Redemptorists.

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Puerto Cortes Transportation School in Honduras graduation
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2021) Seven women who are among the 15 graduates of a driving school in Honduras funded by Food For The Poor donors are on the road to obtaining well-paying jobs as truck drivers to support their families. The women recently completed four months of training at the Puerto Cortes Transportation School. Before FFTP donors provided scholarships for their schooling, many of the women were forced to drop out to work temporary jobs to make ends meet. They lost out on opportunities to earn a decent income because they lacked the required certification to obtain a job driving a truck. Sayli, 24, said the Women’s Empowerment Scholarship secures the hope of a brighter future for her young son by giving her to skills needed for a new livelihood. “I am currently unemployed,” she said. “This is an opportunity to learn something new and obtain a job….