Author Archives: Michael McLaughlin

A Note From Haiti

Hello, Mary: You have probably heard all of this already from your people in Haiti, but I wanted to tell it to you personally as a “Thank You” for what you have gotten started for the people of Thomassique in … Continue reading

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Hurricane Relief Update

Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in October 2016. In response, Trees That Feed Foundation received generous support for relief efforts. Since then, we have been working closely with partners to ensure that donations are utlizied in the most effective way possible. TTFF believes … Continue reading

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Give Trees on Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow marks the fifth annual #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving. Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Will you join the movement this year by giving fruit trees to help battle hunger and … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Arrives in Jeremie

Today, Renaud Thomas arrived in Jeremie, Haiti with a truck loaded with 200,000 sweet potato plants. These plants will be distributed to several farmer groups in areas hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew. Mary McLaughlin, TTFF Chair, has been concerned about … Continue reading

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Breadfruit to Bahamas!

In partnership with the Ministry of Forestry, TTFF just completed its first shipment of over 200 Jamaican-grown yellowheart breadfruit saplings to the Bahamas. The trees will be distributed to farmers in various islands and to the government’s reforestation program. This … Continue reading

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Post-Hurricane Update

Thank you to all of our donors and partners, including Buddhist Global Relief, A Well Fed World, and Three Angels, amongst many others, who have come together so quickly to support efforts in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. Below you will see … Continue reading

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Crisis in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew smashed into Haiti’s Southern peninsula on October 4, 2016, with 145 mph winds and 20 inches of rain, or more.  The town of Jeremie was particularly hard hit.  There was widespread devastation.  Water wells were flooded with salty … Continue reading

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Jamaica Trip Report

Mary and Mike McLaughlin, co-founders of Trees That Feed Foundation, recently returned from a very productive trip to Jamaica.  The main purpose of the trip was to increase production and utilization of breadfruit flour.  Breadfruit is a delicious, nutritious fruit, likened … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Town’s School-Feeding Program

Jeffrey Town Farmers’ Association is a long-standing partner of TTFF’s. We are working closely together to increase the number of schools in our school-feeding program in their community. We strive to provide a meal to every local child who needs … Continue reading

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Chuck Weber: our PR Hero

Charles Weber (Chuck) is the President of Weber & Associates Public Relations. He is also a retired public relations manager from Abbott Laboratories and a professor in the Communications Department at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. As if that’s not … Continue reading

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