On Saturday, February 5, 2011, several employees of Seaboard Marine attended Food For the Poor’s annual “Dreams Across the Sea” gala in Boca Raton, FL. Due to the generous support of so many caring companies and individuals throughout South Florida, Food For the Poor continues to raise funds from efforts such as this event to build hundreds of permanent concrete housing units for Haitian citizens, including those victims of the devastating January, 2010 earthquake.

Seaboard Marine, a long-time partner of Food For The Poor, generated a “jump start” to the evening by separately providing a donation last week to build three more permanent homes in Haiti.

Jose Perez-Jones, Senior VP of Seaboard Marine said, “Food For The Poor and Seaboard Marine have had a productive long-term partnership. Food For The Poor and Seaboard Marine were established in 1982 and 1983, respectively.  For nearly three decades, together we have carried and distributed humanitarian cargoes to many countries. Our relationship and desire to jointly serve the needs of so many has grown stronger in the past year as Seaboard Marine has shipped thousands of containers filled with food and supplies provided by Food For The Poor and others to victims of the tragic Haitian earthquake. Seaboard Marine is proud not only to sponsor the construction of Haitian homes, but also to be an ongoing partner and friend of such a worthy and noble charity. We continue to have tremendous admiration for the service that Food For The Poor and its caring team provide to those that are less fortunate.”

Seaboard Marine encourages it vendors, customers, and friends to donate to this terrific organization at www.foodforthepoor.org. Food For The Poor is a 501(C)(3) corporation that seeks to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women, and children they serve throughout 17 countries in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America. It is the third-largest international relief and development organization in the nation. More than 96% of all donations go directly to programs that help the poor.