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Quarters for Haiti Makes it Easy to Help

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2013) – What can you buy with a quarter in 2013? Let’s see… a single gumball from a candy machine, maybe a couple pieces of candy from a local convenience store, or a few moments of dryer time at your local laundromat. But the truth of the matter is that about a quarter here doesn’t go very far, but it is all it takes to feed, not one, but four hungry children a meal in Haiti.

“In Haiti, more than half of the population, including two-thirds of the children, suffers from malnutrition. About 1 in 14 children die before reaching their fifth birthday,” said Robin Mahfood,
President and CEO of Food For The Poor. “Many people are suffering in the world today, but it’s the truly poor who suffer the most; they’re often overlooked or simply forgotten. Many will be surprised to learn that this organization can feed four people one meal for less than 25 cents, and with a roll of quarters, we can feed a child a meal a day for about five and a half months.”

Food For The Poor has been helping to feed the poor in Haiti for 27 years. Through Food For The Poor’s “Quarters for Haiti” campaign, you can now help feed hungry Haitian children a meal of rice and beans for only 6 cents.

Food For The Poor is using social media to spread the word about the “Quarters for Haiti” campaign. A Facebook page was created to promote and explain how Food For The Poor is able to provide a meal for just 6 cents, and the impact it’s having on the countries we serve:

As a part of the “Quarters for Haiti” campaign if you text “quarters” to 25383, a roll of quarters (or $10) will be donated to help feed Haiti’s hungry.

It only takes six seconds to send a text, and if followed up by sending a tweet to friends and family, Food For The Poor can feed even more children.

Please donate your quarters and give lifesaving food to hungry Haitian children today:

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 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

CONTACT: Wanda Wright
Public Relations
(954) 427-2222 x 6079