"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead
 
FFCC spent April in Haiti - 3 weeks, 3 teams, so many amazing moments!
FFCC spent April in Haiti - 3 weeks, 3 teams, so many amazing moments!
Snohomish High School, from Snohomish, Washington spent their spring break in Haiti with FFCC.  We are hoping it was the first of many more trips.
Snohomish High School, from Snohomish, Washington spent their spring break in Haiti with FFCC. We are hoping it was the first of many more trips.
Our Poway Unified Spring Break team was FFCC
Our Poway Unified Spring Break team was FFCC's 33rd trip to Haiti since 2010
Our medical/dental  team came from San Diego, Phoenix and Chicago to bring care to the 900 + patients we saw over their week
Our medical/dental team came from San Diego, Phoenix and Chicago to bring care to the 900 + patients we saw over their week
FFCC helped to construct a water reservoir and laid the foundation for a kitchen for Shepherd House, a partnering organizaiton who cares for children
FFCC helped to construct a water reservoir and laid the foundation for a kitchen for Shepherd House, a partnering organizaiton who cares for children
The teams purchased rice & beans from the local market then learned to clean them by hand before cooking and then....
The teams purchased rice & beans from the local market then learned to clean them by hand before cooking and then....
serving the children from Shepherd House School!
serving the children from Shepherd House School!
The school administrators testify to the difference that FFCC
The school administrators testify to the difference that FFCC's school lunch program is making for the students. Attentiveness is up so grades are up!
Thanks to Shoes to the World, FFCC was able to distribute 164 pairs of shoe to children & students of the communities of Seigne and Que Ignes.
Thanks to Shoes to the World, FFCC was able to distribute 164 pairs of shoe to children & students of the communities of Seigne and Que Ignes.
FFCC was presented this plaque from Haitian students who are a part of FFCC
FFCC was presented this plaque from Haitian students who are a part of FFCC's Ayiti Academy, a student sponsorship program
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FFCC's medical team provided vitamin A to children with deficiencies. Thank you Vitamin Angels!
Dr Chu, a pediatrician from San Diego is  treating  children in need of medical care
Dr Chu, a pediatrician from San Diego is treating children in need of medical care
Dr Rauterkus providing much needed dental care.  Thank you Haiti teams for your hard work, and commitment to making a difference!
Dr Rauterkus providing much needed dental care. Thank you Haiti teams for your hard work, and commitment to making a difference!

FFCC Spends April in Haiti 

FFCC had 50 volunteers travel from the US to Haiti over the course of three weeks this April.  These teams worked in the community of Gressier to provide help with construction, food security, job creation opportunities, education support and medical care. 

Read an article in the HeraldNews about the "eye-opening journey" Click here.

FFCC will be hosting a celebration dinner on Saturday, May 20th for anyone interested in hearing about the trips and the work the teams were a part of.  Contact Tina Socha at tina.socha@ffccsd.org for more information.  

FFCC's next trip to Haiti will be October 19-27,2018.  There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 7th at 6:30 p.m.

 
OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED

Stamp Out Hunger - Saturday, May 12th

Volunteers  (12 years and older) are needed Saturday, May 12th to sign up for 2-hour shifts between 12:30pm-8pm.

Tasks include sorting food donations, unloading mail trucks (lifting 35 lbs), and transporting donations to the FFCC food pantries. 

Some work will be done at the Rancho Bernardo Post Office and some jobs take place at other nearby locations. Drivers with large vehicles like trucks, SUVs and vans will also be needed to transport donations.

Interested volunteers please contact Mary Cushing-Inman to request times/availability before May 8 MaryCushing.InmanFFCC@gmail.com  Groups are welcome! 

With this large donation, FFCC-Local needs to rent food storage space. Please consider donating $20 toward our monthly fees for food storage. Please contact Mary for more information! 

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