A little more than a year ago, a former official for Food For the Poor (FFTP) arrived at The NonProfit Times to detail problems with how the Deerfield Beach, Fla., group was being run and alleged improper actions by its then leader, Ferdinand Mahfood.
As the new year began, FFTP saw the resignation of three catholic bishops from its board who'd joined the organization after the scandal hit a year ago.
Prior to the resignations and the removal from the OCD, the archdiocese had approached FFTP about becoming more overtly associated with the Catholic Church.
Founded in 1980, FFTP has been closely associated with Catholic causes -- and still is, in the minds of many donors who learned of the organization through Catholic publications.
She said that FFTP expressed its view that, as a nondenominational organization, "they'd do wider good.
"It was a question of basically the archdiocese invited us to become a portion of the Catholic Charities organization." said FFTP spokesperson Ann Briere.