Food For The Poor Named Largest International Charity in United States

COCONUT CREEK – The Chronicle of Philanthropy today named Food For The Poor the largest international relief and development organization in the United States. The annual survey lists the top charities that raise the most money from private sources.

“We are grateful for the many donors who feel moved to serve the poor, and in doing so help us reach an ever-wider circle of need,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “Because of them, last year we were able to distribute more than $900 million in aid.”

The charity watchdog survey also ranked the Christian-based ministry, Food For The Poor, as the 10th largest overall charity out of 400 nonprofits surveyed nationwide. On the state level, Food For The Poor retained the number one slot as the largest charitable organization in Florida. The rankings appear in the 22nd edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual “Philanthropy 400” report.

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.

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