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A Letter to Guatemala

Last month, Sarah Stachak traveled with us on a “Journey of Hope” to Guatemala. Her trip inspired her to write this heartfelt letter. Dear Guatemala, Gracias por abrir mis ojos a su cultura, gente hermosa y recordándome cuáles son las verdaderas prioridades: survival, family and faith. The day our mission team flew to Guatemala, the […]

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A Journey Home to Haiti – Part Two

Cassandra Celestin, a Special Events Coordinator at Food For The Poor, shares her experience upon returning to her home country of Haiti for the first time in nearly 16 years. Yesterday, we shared part one of Cassandra’s Journey Home to Haiti. Finally I understood why those who leave the provinces to come to Port-au-Prince often say in […]

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A Journey Home to Haiti – Part One

Cassandra Celestin, a Special Events Coordinator at Food For The Poor, shares her experience upon returning to her home country of Haiti for the first time in nearly 16 years.  Summer of 1999 was the most exhilarating and fun summer of my childhood. I had traveled to the United States to spend a few weeks […]

Food For The Poor Public Relations Associate Michael Turnbell traveled to Haiti for the first time in August and visited with the children of Alpha Village. (Photo/ Food For The Poor)

Hope in Haiti

By Michael Turnbell   In Haiti, little things make a huge impact. The joy of a child seeing his or herself in a picture for the first time. A new soccer ball. A piece of candy. New shoes or a beautiful handmade dress with a matching doll. Most of the time, just the gift of […]

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Sisters Reunited

Before they were reunited at an Angels Of Hope orphanage in Guyana, Devine and her sisters had little hope for the future. The girls were physically abused by their parents and often witnessed them using drugs. Forced to care for themselves, Devine’s 5-year-old sister, Destyne, would rummage through trash bins for food to fill her […]

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Mission Trip to Haiti: Gathered Up by Their Love and Joy

Fr. Tony Palazzolo, a Food For The Poor Speaker, recently returned from leading a Mission trip to Haiti, and he shared his reflections on the experience. This was one of the most memorable Mission experiences for me personally. Why? Because of the dramatic change/improvement we experienced in [the village of] La Fosse from the previous […]

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Rising Together: Food For The Poor Honors Women

By Michael Turnbell People and organizations around the world will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8. Food For The Poor will construct a bakery in San Fernando, Honduras, to help struggling women and their families, many of whom live in shacks and […]