Messages of support from our Facebook fans
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“I support Food For The Poor because it gives me the opportunity to show my thankfulness to our heavenly Father by helping my brothers on earth, and I know every donation made to Food For The Poor reaches the ones who need it the most. Thank you!”
— Adry C., Highlands Ranch, Colo.
“I love the work they do in the most desolate countries for the poorest of the poor. I also like the Food For The Poor volunteers who respond for our individual requests for prayers. I have received lots of blessings from those shared prayers, and I am grateful.”
— Noreen C., Mission Viejo, Calif.
“My wife and I support Food For The Poor for several reasons.
First, a priest who represented the ministry visited our church to introduce us to Food For The Poor. That personal appeal by a committed priest [moved] us. Moreover, Food For The Poor has a wonderful mission. I have had occasion to visit the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica and have seen poverty first-hand.
Food For The Poor has excellent ratings as a not-for-profit, with almost 97 percent of donations going to meet the needs of those to whom the organization ministers. Further, Food For The Poor does an excellent job of communicating the mission, the method and the results to those of us who are not on the ground to take part as the ministry does its work. And finally, we are convinced that Food For The Poor is an important investment in God's people and is approved by Him. We are fortunate to be a small part of the ministry.”
— Ed R.
“I support Food For The Poor because I think of all the luxuries and excess we have, and so many people around the world do not even have the necessities of life, food, clean water, adequate housing. I figure no matter what I am sacrificing to give to Food For The Poor, I am only sacrificing some of my comforts for their necessities. I will probably never know what it means to really be hungry. God Bless.”
— Colleen W., O’Fallon, Ill.
“I support Food For The Poor because, first of all, I trust this organization to be good stewards of the money I give them; I don't have to worry that the hierarchy is using my money to live a life of extravagance instead of using the money to help the people they claim need the help. Secondly, I give because I try to live a life of simplicity knowing there are people in this world that have nothing...no food, no shelter, no education, and why should I pursue material things knowing that having ‘stuff’ doesn't fulfill me as a person? I believe Matthew 25 when it says we will be judged on how we treat other people. If God will reward us for giving someone a glass of water, why not give more to someone in need and glorify God in the process? I also like the fact that Food For The Poor is so efficient with the resources entrusted to them.”
— Darin S., Milwaukee, Wis.
“I support Food For The Poor as best that I can. I am a widow on a fixed income, but I realize there are so many without food today. Thank you for all your good work. I can't give much, but I realize that every little bit helps. God Bless You!!”
— Elaine R., Saunderstown, R.I.
“I graciously give to Food For The Poor because I have four children of my own along with five grandchildren. I could not imagine them starving to death as I don't want anyone else to die of starvation. I am one of eight children and the church would provide us with a large basket of food every year. I love children and have been a teacher for 25 years. I love to give back as we are finally, after all these years, doing fine financially. It wasn't always like this. God bless you all!”
— Juliet T., Myrtle Beach, S.C.
“I support Food For The Poor because I know what it is like to wonder where the next meal is coming from. It brings me great joy to share.”
— Tina K.
“You feed the poor who are so low and needy. It's wonderful to give to an organization such as yours that can get the attention to these people as efficiently as you do, so thanks. Also you broadcast the love that Jesus Christ talked about, which is SO important. Thanks.”
— Dale A., Olalla, Wash.
“I've had a very blessed life and as I sat in church one Sunday morning listening to a gentleman speak about the lives of the people helped by Food For The Poor and his personal experiences with the organization, it touched me deeply and I just had to help. It didn't feel like a choice I made, but a calling I couldn't say 'NO.' I started giving that day and set it up to be automatically charged to my credit card each month, and its been that way ever since. As I can do more, I'll make individual donations via e-mail. At Christmas, I've used the gift book and coupons to purchase something in each of our children's and grandchildren's names and let them open that gift in their honor at the brunch table Christmas Eve morning and read about how the gift is helping children or their families.”
— Karen S., Sunset Hills, Mo.
“I support the poor because but for the grace of God, there I go.”
— Mary Ann C., Cicero, Ill.
“Why do I support Food For The Poor? In Aug 2009, my son (16 at the time) and I went on a FFP mission trip to Jamaica. There is no substitute for seeing firsthand the hardships these people endure, and also the good that FFP brings to their lives. Our trip was very special for both of us, one we will not forget...nor will we forget the people that need our help.”
— Greg C., Cincinnati, Ohio
“What does Jesus tell us to do: feed the hungry, clothe the naked! Everything I have is a gift from my Lord so how can I not give back when He tells me to?”
— Leah V., Wauwatosa, Wis.
“I'm not a person of many words. My only response is a question...How can you NOT support this effort?? What did Jesus teach??”
— Robert P.
“I like Food For The Poor because of the wonderful work it does, and it is a real blessing to know that the vast majority of contribution dollars really do go to help the poor. Keep up the good work!”
— Barbara W., Scottsdale, Ariz.
“I believe the money sent to Food For The Poor goes directly to the promised destination!”
— Duanna K.
“I first heard about you from a missionary who visited our parish asking for donations. When I heard about how your organization is structured and managed and the good work that you do, it seemed like the perfect charity to help the poor on a regular basis. I feel confident that my contribution is directly caring for people who need it most.”
— Earl P., Catlett, Va.
“Our family supports Food for the Poor. Our goal is to do at least a house per year, and hopefully more. We have 4 pictures of families that have houses now...and we pray for those families every day. They are OUR family. We look at where they live on the map. We feel connected to them. Thank you for all that you do, FFP. We love you!”
— Jane T.
“I wanted to donate money and wasn't sure where to give. I had kept it in prayer and was browsing around when I stumbled on to your site. I like the fact that we can donate in so many ways; either by feeding the poor; building homes; giving livestock; sewing machines, etc. These are practical ways to help families sustain their income. I am grateful to God for the opportunity to give and to see lives being changed. I am blessed. Thank you for the work you are doing. May the Lord continue to bless this ministry!”
— Lilian S., Somerset Christian College
“Food For The Poor is a great way to get most of what I donate to go to the those who need it. I have been blessed beyond measure. The least that I can do is share what I have with those who have such a huge need.”
— Denny K., Cerritos, Calif.
“We are all inspired to donate for different reasons...my son Daniel was my inspiration.”
— Pat C., Lake Forest, Calif.
“My heart sank when I first read about the mud pies. To think of children eating mud pies for food, when I would play with them was unthinkable. I am happy that I was able to help these people. And my wish is as they grow they know that their Father in heaven loves them.”
— Brenda M.
“The Lord has blessed me abundantly, both spiritually and materially. I know God my father puts it in my heart to help those less fortunate than I am. I am blessed to be a blessing to others. LIVE TO GIVE and you will discover true joy and peace.”
— Stephen D.
“Many years ago, a man visited our church and talked about this great charity. I was then inspired and am inspired every day by the work you do.”
— Tim H.
“I support Food For The Poor because of their work in countries like Haiti and knowing that over 96% of my donation goes directly toward helping the poor.”
— Mark T.
“I support Food for the Poor because it gives me such a wonderful feeling to know that I am helping to feed and clothe my brothers and sisters in Christ. What in the world would happen to them if we didn't take an interest in their well-being? Also Food for the Poor uses only about 4% of the money sent and the rest goes directly to helping others.”
— Juanita C., Warner Robins, Ga.
“All the blessings that I have received from the Lord, both spiritual and material, belong not only to me, but also to my brothers and sisters that are in need. Sharing what we have with others is an act of mercy, and Jesus said in the Sermon of the Mount, 'Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.' (Matthew 5:7) God bless you!”
— Maria A.
“Thank you so much for the work you do! I love your charity because it's efficient, dedicated, honest, and it's spiritually motivated but doesn't force one set of beliefs upon the recipients of your assistance.”
— Daniel R., Palo Alto, Calif.
“I support Food For The Poor because I have been given so many blessings in life. I believe that those who have been given much have a moral obligation to help those who have been given so little. The stories from mothers about their concern for their children are heartbreaking. I have healthy children and grandchildren and I can relate to the emotions of the mothers. I cannot physically go to all the places Food For The Poor serves, but I can help by monthly donations. I know all the money goes directly to those who need my support. It is a wonderful organization and I am very proud to be a contributing sponsor.”
— Paula E., Louisville, Ky.
“I believe this charity is one of the best for efficiency, getting the help to the people with very little overhead. I see the dedication by those who work for this organization. I have enough to eat even though I am unemployed right now. I have a roof over my head, and I believe I should share what I can even now.”
— Barbara E., Seattle, Wash.
“Thank you for the nice thank you letter you sent me. You asked me why I support this organization? Because of the scripture that you had at the bottom of the letter you sent me: 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' (Matthew 25:44).
I want to help the Lord. I want to see him in the face of every person I see. I do not want to be blind to Him and His needs. I know I can't help every person or every organization that needs help, but I am called to help your organization because of all the good work you do for those that are helpless. Thank you for being there in the trenches, touching God's children who need us so much. God bless you in the work you do, in your families, etc. Love, Patty.”
— Patricia R.