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On That Day, Everybody Ate
One Woman’s Story of Hope and Possibility in Haiti

#1 Amazon bestselling book about Haiti

On that Day, Everbody Ate by Margaret Trost

Author: Margaret Trost
Foreword by Dr. Paul Farmer

ISBN: 978-0-9773338-9-9
Price: $15.00

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This small, polished gem of a book is one compelling answer to many questions about how to inject meaning in our lives....”
— from the Foreword by Dr. Paul Farmer, cofounder of Partners In Health

Following her husband's untimely death, Margaret Trost visited Haiti to heal her broken heart through service. Struggling to make sense of the extreme poverty and touched by the warmth and resilience of those she met, she partnered with a local community and together they developed a program that now serves thousands of meals a week to those in need. On That Day, Everybody Ate tells the story of her remarkable journey.

Margaret Trost shares an unflinching, compassionate account of her work in Haiti. The beauty and resilience of Haiti’s people shine against the landscape of poverty, hunger, and political instability they face daily. Her journey demonstrates the power of hope, faith, and determination.”
— Rev. Cecil Williams, Glide Memorial Church, San Francisco

This book just swept me up and captured my heart.” — Robin Woodland, Seva Foundation

This is an important book about the fight for the right to food.” —Loune Viaud, Partners in Health, Haiti, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Recipient

A book of powerful testimony.” — Walter Brueggemann, author Prayers for a Privileged People

Margaret Trost with Haiti's children
Margaret Trost is founder and director of the What If? Foundation, which provides funding for up to 7,500 meals a week to Haiti’s children, offers educational scholarships, and supports a summer camp in Port-au-Prince. A home-based business entrepreneur and former public television producer, she lives in Northern California.