Bishop Leo Frade Joins Food For The Poor Board of Directors

Food for the Poor
Thursday, 14 February 2002

Food For The Poor, the nation's 4th largest international relief organization, has announced the election of the Rt. Rev. Leo Frade, Episcopal Bishop of Southeast Florida, to its Board of Directors. A native of Cuba, Bishop Frade formerly presided as the bishop of Honduras, and is considered a "missionary bishop". He was elected Bishop of Southeast Florida in May, 2000, and is challenging his diocese to reach out to all persons in the area. He is married to the former Diana Dillenberger, founder and director of Nuestras Pequeñas Rosas home for girls in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

According to Bishop Frade, "I have joined the Board of Directors because I believe that Food For The Poor can make a difference in the poverty and the hunger of this world. There is one thing that I have seen of Food For The Poor – it is able to transform the world around it. As someone who has lived for 17 years among the poor of Central America, and has been there through the desperate situation of Hurricane Mitch, I know that Food For The Poor is there, helping you with food, with ways to transform the world, and with an ability to build a house for someone that nobody is going to help."

Food For The Poor, South Florida's largest charity organization, provides assistance to the poorest of the poor in 16 Caribbean and Central American countries. Food For The Poor (FFP) is a Christian relief and development organization that has developed a highly efficient strategy for aiding the destitute of the Caribbean and Latin America. In the last 20 years, with the partnership of our many donors, FFP has shipped over $1 billion in aid to the region ($273 million in 2001). FFP provides emergency relief assistance, education, housing, health care, sustainable development, and micro-enterprise development assistance to hundreds of thousands of the poorest of the poor in the region. FFP generates 90% of the aid it delivers from the private sector and maintains a low overhead ratio of 9.3%. Food For The Poor is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2002. For additional information call FFP at (954) 427-2222.

For more information, or to contact Food for the Poor, see their website at: www.foodforthepoor.org

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