"I arrived eight days after the hurricane [Matthew]," Leeman said. "We were at the right place at the right time to be able to be part of saving people's lives. There was no food. All the gardens were destroyed and all the animals killed.
"We had 60,000 people homeless overnight and spent about a year and a half doing relief work. We gave away a couple million pounds of food."
How did New Hope for Haiti acquire that much food?
Well, the organization is headquartered in the village of Marfranc along the Grande Anse River. And that is about 14 miles outside the city of Jeremie, which is not a rural area, but it's also not a wealthy one and certainly unable to donate the amount of food the Marfranc area needed, Leeman said.
"We literally went into the city of Jeremie and bought out entire stores," Leeman said. "Rice, beans, canned fish, all the staple stuff. We went into all the stores and said, 'We'll take everything you have in the store and we'll have two trucks here to pick it up.
"And we took it into the country and leaned how to do food giveaways among desperate people which is a very interesting process."