My Journey to Guyana, Land of Many Waters

Leann Chong, our Director of Missions & Travel, is excited to lead our first group mission trip to Guyana from March 6-11, 2017. On my first trip to Guyana, the “Land of Many Waters,” I followed the advice I give to all mission trip participants: travel without any expectations, but go with an open heart […]


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 […]

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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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 […]

A traveler shares a tender moment with a young man during a mission trip to Guatemala.

Take a Mission Trip: Step into God’s Comfort Zone!

“Leann Chong is Food For The Poor’s Missions & Travel Director. She does an awesome job of leading teams and connecting FFP supporters to the real people and places they are serving. Please enjoy this short reflection she wrote about the impact you can make through the gift of presence.” The motto of Food For […]

A boy pulls at a goat in the Friendship Love Village of Cap Haitian, Haiti.

Tales from Haiti: A boy and his stubborn goat

Q. Who will win this tug-of-war: the boy or the goat?   I spotted this boy yanking — one by one — his families’ two goats from the village’s pen to his home. The goats were gifts from Hope For Haitians, a charitable group that has built six villages in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. For families like […]