COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2022) – As inflation and surging food prices deepen the pain for struggling families, Food For The Poor donors have an opportunity to triple their compassion on #GivingTuesday.
Thanks to a generous match from longtime partner Feed My Starving Children, every dollar provided by FFTP donors by midnight, Nov. 29, will be tripled to deliver additional food that could aid a child suffering from malnutrition and possibly even save their life.
“Families are in crisis and need our help now more than ever,” FFTP President/CEO Ed Raine said. “Because gifts during this #GivingTuesday campaign can be tripled, that means donors can be a blessing to even more families living in poverty in the countries where we serve in the Caribbean and Latin America.”
A global food crisis created by conflicts, COVID-19, climate change and inflation have left hundreds of millions of people in poverty battling hunger, according to the United Nations World Food Programme.
A record 345 million people in 82 countries face acute hunger or worse – up from 282 million at the start of this year, many of them in the countries where FFTP helps.
In Honduras, Maria is a single mother who does all she can to provide for her children, Jose, Gerson and Daylin. Some days they do not eat.
“Many times we have run out of food,” Maria said. “Many times my children go to sleep without eating and tell me that they are hungry, I tell them that I can do nothing and to sleep, that tomorrow we will get something to make them eat.”
The relationship between FFTP and FMSC, a Christian nonprofit organization based in Coon Rapids, Minn., goes back many years and has grown exponentially. Since 2009, the partnership has added up to almost 1.2 billion donated meals.
For the past decade, FFTP has been part of the global movement #GivingTuesday, celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y, a community and cultural center in New York City, #GivingTuesday is recognized on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is a day set aside to inspire people to collaborate to improve their communities and support the causes they believe in.
Over the years, FFTP donors have responded generously. In 2019, for example, 249 homes were built for destitute families in the Caribbean and Latin America, far surpassing the charity’s #GivingTuesday goal to raise funds to build 48 homes in 48 hours. Last year, donors provided funds for more than 100 homes for families in desperate need of shelter, plus $2.2 million worth of MannaPack rice meals from Feed My Starving Children.
Visit www.foodforthepoor.org/givingtuesday to support FFTP’s #GivingTuesday initiative for 2022 and help provide a family with lifesaving food.
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 www.FoodForThePoor.org.