Frequently Asked Questions

Which church groups are most involved?
Operation Starfish® is not limited to one specific group. It may be utilized by the church as a whole or any individual ministry from schools and youth groups to outreach ministries and nursing homes.
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Why Food For The Poor?
Food For The Poor’s administrative ratio offers a continued reassurance, over 95% of all donations, including donated goods, are used to support the destitute in 17 of the poorest of the poor countries in the Western Hemisphere. Food For The Poor is able to offer mission trips to church groups, allowing members to make pilgrimages to countries served. Food For The Poor also provides ordained ministers to speak at churches in order to raise awareness to the church.
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Will Starfish impact regular church giving?
Most churches have a positive impact as it relates to church giving. After witnessing, the effects of giving to the destitute, church members are inspired by the reward of giving and effects it has had on those served. Church giving has increased, as people experience God’s love through this.
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Has Operation Starfish® changed your group spiritually?
Yes, Operation Starfish® allows groups to experience God’s love, as they reach out and serve others. Groups have been inspired by the destitute through their faith and love to reach out and continue to serve others.
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How do you keep from getting discouraged?
Food For The Poor provides information and/or fulfillment packages illustrating how the funds are used. This allows those participating in the program to be able to understand how they are helping the poor. Food For The Poor also has videos of those in need of helping, allowing participants to witness the need.
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Is Operation Starfish® hard to administer?
No, Operation Starfish® is easy to administer and requires no set executive board. All it requires are giving hearts and dedication to serve the poor. Materials to administer Operation Starfish® are provided by Food For The Poor at no cost to the group.
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How do you communicate the need?
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How did the wedding feast at Cana inspire it?
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What is Operation Starfish®? How did it start?
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