A non-profit charity established in 1982 by the late Franciscan Father Alfred Boeddeker, founder of the famed St. Anthony's Dining Room. His dream was "feed the poor of all faiths worldwide, their bodies and their souls."
La Madre raises funds and sends the money directly to Missonaries and Volunteers who will see that every penny is used to feed and care for the poor in impoverished countries of the world. La Madre de los Pobres provides maternal and child health care services and communication equipment for remote missions. Currently, it has funded programs in over 20 countries from Albania to Zambia.