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Mission: Food For The Poor (FFP) ministers to spiritually renew impoverished people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Established in 1982 as a 501(c)(3)corporation, 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.

Geographic areas served: The Caribbean and Latin America

Programs: Healthcare - food for the poor shipped over 618 trailer loads of medicines, medical supplies, and equipment that help maintain clinics, hospitals, and nutritional centers to provide much needed medical care to the poorest of the poor.

basic needs - food for the poor distributes aid to support the feeding, clothing, and sheltering of the poor. Over 52 million pounds of food including rice, beans, grain, canned food and other assorted food, enough to feed millions of malnourished children and their families was distributed in 2014. We have built over 7,367 housing units for families in need of adequate shelter and since our inception in 1982, have constructed over 98,000 housing units for the poor.

education - food for the poor built, rebuilt or contracted to build 44 schools, also shipped 433 trailer loads of school furniture, books and supplies to give eager students the tools necessary to learn. These innocent, hopeful children become students who thrive on the opportunity to learn and to obtain skills they need to gain employment.

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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

Absolutely the best!
Felicia was my financial coaching she was responsive.
she help me with my credit card debt and also help me with my personal financial I learned how to manage my monthly budge.
I will 5 star I love the service.
Suzy Goncalves



Rating: 5

Who Cares SUFFER! To all you that condemn FFP for paying the CEO too much, You'd rather the children and others to suffer hunger and die? I don't like that the CEO makes so much, but that has nothing to do with it's programs and help. I'm sure you've looked around and found FFP is the most efficient charity in America and maybe even the world. Apparently the CEO is doing a great job or they wouldn't be rated so good. If they didn't have this CEO would they still be rated so high? Who knows, but of all the charities this one is the best, I've searched. If the CEO is the problem and reason your not giving, just go to their office and volunteer to work with/for them and it won't be long until you'll be the CEO, since you'll be so good and efficient and so much better than the present CEO, they will make you the CEO and you can fix all this and take a lower salary, better yet don't take a salary! In the mean time people suffer hunger and die. That is a poor excuse not to give. Like me, you'll answer to this one day. Quit condemning and do what you can to help, or at least stay quite and quit discouraging others. If you can find a better charity, I'll donate with you. Pray about it, honestly, and do what the Lord leads you to do. I've been sarcastic, please forgive me, I am sorry, It just upsets me. Thanks, I pray the Lord blesses you.



Rating: 1

What about the hungry people in this country. This organization receives federal funds for their charity and it seems to be more profitable to SHIP it away than to give it away locally.

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Rating: 5

I worked with food for the poor in Jamaica where i served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. In that country they did a tremendous amount of good distributing donated goods, helping those in need through re-building/building homes, and more. Since returning to the US I have continued to give to them and have been impressed by their work in the Caribbean basin. They have assisted me in distributing goods to Jamaicans since i left.