Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will donate 110 containers of rice, the equivalent of 2,200 tons, to the people of Haiti in November 2012, through Food For The Poor.
In developing countries, families typically spend 80 to 90% of their income on food, as opposed to Americans who spend about 9%. Escalating food and fuel prices mean destitute families are not able to buy as much food for their families as they once were, and cases of malnutrition, especially in children, are increasingly common.
“This rice is an answered prayer,” declared Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “On behalf of those Food For The Poor serves, we are grateful to the Taiwanese government for their lifesaving donation.”
Food For The Poor will distribute the donated rice to sponsored programs, one of which is Food For The Poor’s feeding center in Port-au-Prince. Approximately 15,000 hot meals are cooked and distributed from this location six days a week.
This is the second year Taiwan’s MOFA has worked through Food For The Poor to send containers of rice to Haiti. In 2011, Taiwan MOFA stepped up to help with a donation of 40 containers of rice [approximately 800 tons].
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The organisation Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.