Some mothers have no choice but to find discarded food in dumps to feed their children. A gift of $27 from Food For The Poor’s Spring Gift Catalog means a mother can feed a family of four for a month. Photo/Food For The Poor

Mother’s Day is less than a week away and the pressure’s on to find the perfect gift. Food For The Poor’s Spring Gift Catalog has a new look designed to make it easier to do just that.

Caring donors can honor and celebrate moms by also blessing the most vulnerable with a gift from the catalog.

“Mothers often are the sole providers for their families in the countries where we help. With what little they may earn, food, water, shelter, medical care and education are out of reach for them,” FFTP President/CEO Ed Raine.

“The transformational gifts from the Spring Catalog provide a variety of meaningful ways to honor our mothers and restore hope to others who desperately need our help,” Raine added.

Donors can search and shop by the type of item online, such as feeding, micro-enterprise, education, water, housing or medical needs. 

Or they can shop by price. They can even browse the catalog’s best sellers such as a fruit tree for $10, feeding a family of four for a month for $27, or 20 chicks for $30.

It’s also simpler to bundle gifts with additional suggested items.

For instance, someone who chooses to buy a gift online to feed a family of four for $27 will also see related items on the same page that would be an additional blessing to families living in poverty, such as clothing and shoes for $30 or 100 pounds of rice and beans for $44.

View the catalog online at

Donors who receive the catalog in the mail will find gifts similarly organized by category on each page.

A gift of $10 will provide a soccer ball that will bring joy to a child accustomed to having no toys. A $30 gift will provide school supplies and plus a soccer ball for children whose parents cannot afford books or other supplies.

FFTP gifts can also put poverty-stricken families on a path to sustaining themselves. A $54 gift will provide agricultural tools like shovels, hoes and waterproof work boots that families need to work their land and grow crops from seeds provided by the charity’s donors to feed their children and generate income. A gift of $100 will provide three piglets for a family to raise and breed pigs that will provide income and a source of food to break the cycle of malnutrition that puts so many families in peril.

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 of the Caribbean and Latin America. 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


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