Food For The Poor donors raised enough funds on #GivingTuesday to provide more than 8.6 million lifesaving meals to families in need. Thanks to a generous match from longtime partner Feed My Starving Children, every dollar provided by FFTP donors by midnight, Nov. 28, was matched to deliver $3 worth of food, up to $750,000, that could aid children suffering from malnutrition and possibly even save their lives. Photo/Food For The Poor

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2023) – Food For The Poor (FFTP) donors opened their hearts on #GivingTuesday to provide much-needed food for families in need.

Jazz in the Gardens 2024
Jazz in the Gardens 2024

Donors gave enough funds to provide more than 8.6 million lifesaving meals.

Thanks to a generous match from longtime partner Feed My Starving Children, every dollar provided by midnight Tuesday was tripled to deliver additional food that could aid children suffering from malnutrition and possibly even save their lives.

The meals come at a critical time in the countries where FFTP helps after inflation and surging food prices have left many families in poverty suffering even more after crippling economic hardships sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are incredibly grateful to all the donors who opened their hearts on #GivingTuesday,” FFTP President/CEO Ed Raine said. “Their support will make a significant difference in the lives of children who are in need of food and hope. The triple match from Feed My Starving Children will allow us to reach even more vulnerable children and provide them with the nourishment they need to survive.”

For the past decade, Food For The Poor has been part of the global movement #GivingTuesday.

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. Last year, donors provided funds for 9.4 million meals. In 2021, they generously provided more than 100 homes for families in need of shelter, plus $2.2 million worth of MannaPack rice meals from Feed My Starving Children.


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 Latin America and the Caribbean. 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 foodforthepoor.org.


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