Food For The Poor Collects Canned Goods to Help Families in Haiti Suffering from Coronavirus, Gang Violence, and Civil Unrest

A Food For The Poor team member sorts through items donated through a collection drive late last year.

A spike in COVID-19 cases coupled with gang violence and civil unrest has created a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, a nation with an already fragile economy.

About 4.4 million people out of a population of 11 million are estimated to be food insecure in Haiti, including 1.9 million children, with UNICEF warning that access to nutritious food will worsen if a storm strikes Haiti.

Many South Floridians and people across the United States want to do what they can to help.

Coconut Creek, Florida-based Food For The Poor is collecting canned goods and other critically needed supplies to help families in Haiti facing dire hunger and increased levels of severe child malnutrition.

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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Michael Ireland