Welcome To Father Chuck's Challenge 
Building one home at a time in Nicaragua and Haiti

"Whatever you do for the least of my brothers you do for me."  (Mt. 25:40)

Our Mission

        Join the leaders of our group as they journey to Nicaragua to meet those families blessed with new sound and safe homes.

        Father Chuck's Challenge

with Food for the Poor, Inc., is a  small local charity

attempting to help clearly identified, desperately poor people with clear definite plans for...

"sheltering the homeless"  (new homes, latrines)

"feeding the hungry"  (chickens, fruit trees, seeds)

"giving drink to the thirsty"  (pure water to each home)

permanently!   fundamentally!   economically!   immediately!

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 Food for the Poor sees present housing for the poor in Nicaragua & Haiti as:

 "A few sticks, some scraps of metal, wood, plastic or cardboard, even rags.  

These are what the poorest of the poor use to build their shacks.

"Dirt floors turn into mud when it rains, and children fear that their house might collapse 

on them during violent storms. 

 In such conditions, despair can be overwhelming and disease and illness are rampant.

"Your gift for housing will have a lasting effect on those you help.

  It will give families a sense of safety and security. 

 It will also be a testament to the power of God's love to transform lives."

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          St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Francis Xavier are our patron saints.

     We call on their intercession for all involved in Father Chuck's Challenge, and for missionaries everywhere.