Food for the Poor

Food For The Poor (FFP) ministers to spiritually renew impoverished people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Established in 1982, our goals are to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children we serve.

Food For The Poor raises funds and provides direct relief assistance to the poor, usually by purchasing specifically requested materials and distributing them through the churches and charity organizations already operating in areas of need. In this way, the organization serves the poor with dignity and ensures the most appropriate use of donors' funds.

Our ministry reflects God's unconditional love, which surrenders all, inspires trust and faith, and embraces all people regardless of race, status or creed. We believe that Christ is alive, and that we can best serve Him by being of assistance to those in greatest need Matthew 25:31-46). Finally, we stress the need for regular prayer to guide and maintain the purity of our mission.

FFP seeks to link the church of the First World with the church of the Third World in a manner that aids both the materially and spiritually poor. We empower the poor in spirit through our direct ministry of teaching, encouragement and prayer. Ultimately, we aspire to bring benefactors, recipients and ourselves to a closer union with our Lord.

For more information, or to contact Food for the Poor, see their website at:

» Recent News

Gift of Hope Gala 2002 Raises Money to Build Sixty Homes!
24 Apr 02 | Gift of Hope Gala 2002 Raises Money to Build Sixty Homes! The Boca Raton Resort & Club was the beautiful setting for the seventh-annual fundraising gala, The Gift of Hope.

Food For The Poor Honors Rexall Sundown Inc.
27 Feb 02 | Rexall Sundown Inc., one of Food For The Poor's strongest supporters, has been named the Corporate Honoree for the occasion. Rexall Sundown has assisted Food For The Poor in its efforts to serve the poor of the Caribbean and Central America ...

Bishop Leo Frade Joins Food For The Poor Board of Directors
14 Feb 02 | Leo Frade, Episcopal Bishop of Southeast Florida, to its Board of Directors. Food For The Poor, South Florida's largest charity organization, provides assistance to the poorest of the poor in 16 Caribbean and Central American countries.

Food For The Poor announces record year; Vows to continue growing its unique ministry
11 Jan 02 | "While final audits are not yet completed, it appears that in 2001 FFP distributed a record $273 million in food and other aid in the 16 Caribbean Basin nations that we serve, up from $190 million in 2000," said FFP executive Robin Mahfood. The ...

Food For The Poor Recognized as 4th Largest International Charity
05 Nov 01 | During the fiscal year 2000, Food For The Poor realized $187 million in private donations, out of total contributions of $236 million. Food For The Poor has significantly expanded its efforts in all aspects of its assistance programs to the poor.

Food For The Poor Inc. Sends Aid to New York City Rescue Workers
04 Oct 01 | Food For The Poor, the relief organization that assists the needy in 26 Caribbean and Latin American countries, has provided supplies to the relief workers in New York City. FFP provides emergency relief assistance, education, housing, health ...

Food For The Poor sponsors Tuesday of Hope, Uniting in Prayer
19 Sep 01 | DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - September 19, 2001 - Food For The Poor Inc. will be joining religious leaders in sponsoring a special candlelight prayer service for the South Florida community commemorating the victims of the recent attack on the United ...

USDA Awards $25 Million in Food Relief to Food For The Poor Inc.
23 Jul 01 | DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - (July 23, 2001) -- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it has awarded Food For The Poor Inc. (FFP) contracts worth approximately $25 million in agricultural commodities for immediate ...

Cardinal William Keeler and Food For The Poor Dedicate a Catholic School in Haiti
19 Jul 01 | DEERFIELD BEACH, FL---Food For The Poor Inc., the international relief organization based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, has dedicated the latest of its projects, Les Bons Samaritains, in the town of St. Marc, Haiti. The school will include ten ...

Food For The Poor Pleads For Additional Help For Victims Of El Salvador's Second Deadly Quake In A Month
14 Feb 01 | The latest quake brings El Salvador's total quake death toll to almost 1,100 and the number of injured to almost 7,000. Since the Jan. 13 quake, Food For The Poor has rushed more than $18 million in emergency aid to El Salvador.

Food For The Poor Sends Millions In Aid To El Salvador Earthquake Victims
16 Jan 01 | Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2001) - The international Christian charity FOOD FOR THE POOR (FFP) is shipping more than $15 million* in aid to the victims of the powerful earthquake that devastated El Salvador on Saturday, Jan. 13. The ...



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