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Haiti - Humanitarian : Food for the Poor celebrates its 25 years
During the Mass, Mgr Joseph Lafontant spoke of the sense of sharing which is very characteristic of the Haitian, deploring "that today this sense is being lost..."
Jean Robert Brutus, Vice President of the board of Food for the Poor which is the successor of Mr. Rouzier has declared "the organization Food for the Poor has grown over time and has strengthened, the founders and managers of Food for the Poor have quickly realized, that although they distributing thousands of meals to the needy [...] that the needs of Haiti go beyond simply distributing food to the poor..."
Robin G. Mahfood, president of Food for the Poor, has, during the ceremony decorated several executives of the organization who work alongside the Haitian people for many years. Many people from the middle peasant who benefit from the services of the organization have participated to the cultural activities, the artist Bélo was present for the musical entertainment.
To date, Food For The Poor has built more than 15,000 homes in Haiti, and is focused on self-sufficiency projects:
Food For The Poor's vision for 2011 includes plans to continue rebuilding Haiti. Its goal is to provide 5,000 more housing units, install at least 120 water wells with pumps, and supply 30 additional solar-powered water filtration and chlorination systems to help in the fight against cholera and other water-borne diseases.