Walk With Haiti - FOOD PROJECT
In 2008, after a tropical storm and 3 consecutive hurricanes ravaged Haiti, St. Mark’s started a second collection on the first Sunday of the month to provide food for Haiti. For many years this money (approximately $1,000/month) was given to Madame Samsan, who cooked a hot meal every day for 100 poor children in her neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.
In 2013, Mme Samson had a stroke and her son, Dr. Gilbert Wilkens, took over the program. It has since evolved into a complete nutritional program, including medical testing and provision of groceries for entire families at risk (a bit like St. Mark’s Food Pantry). Our second collection is the sole supporter of this program.