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 […]

Lush mountains serve as a backdrop to a home made from found scraps.

More Than a Roof and Four Walls

Joseph Hamaty is a Program Specialist in Food For The Poor’s Church and School Department, where he helps oversee the Operation Starfish and Combined Federal Campaign initiatives. Here he shares about a trip to the poor community of El Bejucal, Guatemala. We drove over treacherous terrain in a mountainous area of Guatemala called El Bejucal.  […]


Finding the Truth About Haiti

Before I left on my first Mission trip to Haiti with Food For The Poor, my coworkers had plenty of advice, musings and experiences to share with me. They told me everything from the mundane (don’t brush your teeth with tap water) to the inspiring (you will never be the same).

Victoria, from left, Kitty and Nancy take a photo before boarding their flight to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

One Week in Haiti

Fourteen people who came from California, Rhode Island and states in between are in Haiti this week to share their blessings and roll up their sleeves. On the agenda: make school children smile, help dish out lifesaving food, paint a home, and be a witness to families living in despair. Victoria, an employee at Food […]


An Enduring Commitment

One of the things that I have found most inspiring since coming to work at Food For The Poor is our donors’ dedication. I have heard many stories about individuals or groups who have traveled to Haiti or Jamaica three, six, 10 times. They see that the need in these countries persists, and they persevere: […]

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 […]