Aid organization opens on Belair Road

April 23, 1999

Food for the Poor, a Christian international aid organization, has opened an office in White Marsh. The office, at 8019 Belair Road, is one of five U.S. offices of the nonprofit organization, which has headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Food for the Poor also has operations in Haiti, Jamaica and Central America.

The organization was created to assist the indigent of the world, primarily in the Caribbean, through self-help projects and establishment of small businesses. Since 1982, it has distributed more than $433 million in food and medical, educational and other supplies to 27 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.

In the Baltimore area, Food for the Poor plans to serve as a center for community information, local events planning, volunteer recruitment and regional fund raising. Information: 410-663-7455.

Pub Date: 4/23/99

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