Friday, April 25, 2008

Food crisis in our back yard: Haiti. Please help. Donate now.

Due to the recent food crisis, specifically rice, many people who have been living on the edge are now unable to get enough food to eat.

One place currently hit hard is Haiti.

I have found a charity that has a good track record in feeding the poor: Food for the Poor. They have an excellent rating at Charity Navigator, and the BBB. 96% of their income goes to actual program services. That is very good.

Here is their direct donation link for their Haiti food program. You can donate online, or mail in a check. If you mail in a donation, put their department number for the Haiti program on the envelope and your check. You can also donate to their other programs, or to their general fund.

Is it okay for Mormons to donate to charities other than the church? Sure is, see Alma 1:30.

You can also donate to the LDS church's Humanitarian Aid efforts by entering an amount on that line on an LDS tithing/donation slip. But I don't know if the church currently has any programs going on in Haiti.

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At 4/26/2008 04:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. Now if we could just persuade Congress to quit subsidizing the problem...


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