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When Nature Calls: World Toilet Day 2018

We’ve all been there. Dealing with the toddler that swore he didn’t need to potty before the long road trip.. and suddenly needs to make an emergency pitstop, because he… Read More

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What Do Preparing for College and Escaping Poverty Have in Common?

Last week, my 7th grade daughter came to me with a declarative statement so unexpected, I had to take a deep breath before I responded. She said, “I know where… Read More

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The Future is Female: Behind the Scenes of Your 2019 Artist's Edition Calendar

Ordered something from the 2018 gift catalog? Read on to learn more about the complimentary 2019 artist’s edition wall calendar, included FREE with any purchase! (Note: A mailing… Read More

  Devotions
How to Build a Culture of Peace

When I was younger, I thought the best way to live peacefully was to never disagree with anyone. Disagreement could lead to conflict and conflict could be uncomfortable and messy. As… Read More

  Featured
How Child Sponsorship Cultivates FH's Five Values

Since Food for the Hungry (FH) released our Heartbeat, the guiding principles that lead us toward our mission to end poverty, it has been… Read More

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5 Early Childhood Development Toys for Your Toddler

The earliest years of a child’s life are the time of greatest brain development and opportunity. Children’s early experiences and environments build the foundation for future health, education, and life… Read More

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5 Pieces of Poverty-Related Legislation You Should Support this Fall

As you’re updating your voter registration and reading up on candidates ahead of midterm elections on November 6, add one more thing to your political to-do list: advocate… Read More

  World Poverty
This Quiz Tells You Which Gift Catalog Item to Give Based On Your Daily Routine

 This Quiz Will Tell You Which Gift Catalog Item to Give This quiz will help you make one decision a little bit easier. The Food for the… Read More

  Church
The Story That Matters Most

Have you ever experienced a moment that broadened your view of the world? I have a friend who ministers to youth in Watts, Los Angeles. He told me a story. Read More

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This Is the Tool That Totally Changed My Life in Community

Attitudes of a Community Developer In my office, I have a poster hanging on the wall. It’s based on a list that I stole from Bryant Myers’ book… Read More

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What If Groceries Took Up 50% of Your Income?

My family has a healthy food and grocery budget. I like to buy fresh produce and organic meat. I opt for low sugar snacks and cereal is expensive when my 4-year-old… Read More

  World Poverty
World Food Day: New Hope for Farming Fathers

Organizations like Food for the Hungry commemorate World Food Day to remember those who go to bed with empty stomachs every night. But we also celebrate how vulnerable farmers all over the world… Read More

  Featured
World Food Day - 1 in 820 Million

Join Food for the Hungry as we celebrate World Food Day and raise awareness for those around the world that suffer from food insecurity. Each year, over 150 countries celebrate World… Read More

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The Life-Changing Magic of Rubber Boots

Fall is almost synonymous with breaking out the boots in America, and that means ankle boots, snow boots, rubber boots, riding boots, Chelsea boots, over-the-knee boots and more. Yet,… Read More

  World Poverty
The Power of a Pad: Menstruation in the Developing World

Crimson Tide, Time of the Month, Female Troubles, Aunt Flo, On the Rag, and Red Tide. These are all euphemisms for menstruation that you’ve likely heard before.  A study conducted by the… Read More

Written by Andrea Hamilton
When Nature Calls: World Toilet Day 2018

We’ve all been there. Dealing with the toddler that swore he didn’t need to potty before the long road trip.. and suddenly needs to make an emergency pitstop, because he just can’t hold it anymore. The day the commute from work took twice as long… and all you could think about was… Read More

  Featured

What Do Preparing for College and Escaping Poverty Have in Common?

Written by Mike Meyers

Last week, my 7th grade daughter came to me with a declarative statement so unexpected, I had to take a deep breath before I responded. She said, “I know where I want to go to college.” Sure, her college career had crossed my mind, but not in such a tangible… Read More

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The Future is Female: Behind the Scenes of Your 2019 Artist's Edition Calendar

Written by Alice Zhang

Ordered something from the 2018 gift catalog? Read on to learn more about the complimentary 2019 artist’s edition wall calendar, included FREE with any purchase! (Note: A mailing address prompt for the calendar will appear after checkout). In nearly five decades of development work, we’ve learned a few things. Read More

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Written by Megan Roberts
How to Build a Culture of Peace

When I was younger, I thought the best way to live peacefully was to never disagree with anyone. Disagreement could lead to conflict and conflict could be uncomfortable and messy. As I grew older, I realized that never disagreeing wasn’t the best path. Voicing my concern (for myself or others) was sometimes the only path that led to… Read More

  Devotions

How Child Sponsorship Cultivates FH's Five Values

Written by Carrie Woodward

Since Food for the Hungry (FH) released our Heartbeat, the guiding principles that lead us toward our mission to end poverty, it has been a joy to find the multitude of ways that the five core values appear throughout all of FH’s work. Read More

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5 Early Childhood Development Toys for Your Toddler

Written by Sara Chambers

The earliest years of a child’s life are the time of greatest brain development and opportunity. Children’s early experiences and environments build the foundation for future health, education, and life outcomes. So, when it comes to shopping for toys for your toddler, it’s hard to choose from the thousands of… Read More

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Written by Elizabeth Van Zyl
5 Pieces of Poverty-Related Legislation You Should Support this Fall

As you’re updating your voter registration and reading up on candidates ahead of midterm elections on November 6, add one more thing to your political to-do list: advocate for the following international poverty-focused legislation. While foreign assistance makes up less than 0.5% of the federal budget,… Read More

  Featured

This Quiz Tells You Which Gift Catalog Item to Give Based On Your Daily Routine

Written by Carrie Woodward

 This Quiz Will Tell You Which Gift Catalog Item to Give This quiz will help you make one decision a little bit easier. The Food for the Hungry 2018 Gift Catalog is full of so many great options! Will you give to clean water in… Read More

  World Poverty

The Story That Matters Most

Written by Wendy McMahan

Have you ever experienced a moment that broadened your view of the world? I have a friend who ministers to youth in Watts, Los Angeles. He told me a story. The neighborhood of Watts has come a long way since the Watts Riots of the 1960’s and its more recent… Read More

  Church
Written by Carrie Woodward
This Is the Tool That Totally Changed My Life in Community

Attitudes of a Community Developer In my office, I have a poster hanging on the wall. It’s based on a list that I stole from Bryant Myers’ book Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development. (By the way, that book is… Read More

  Featured

What If Groceries Took Up 50% of Your Income?

Written by Sara Chambers

My family has a healthy food and grocery budget. I like to buy fresh produce and organic meat. I opt for low sugar snacks and cereal is expensive when my 4-year-old wants two bowls for breakfast. Every week, I log on to my local grocer’s website and I create my digital… Read More

  Featured

World Food Day: New Hope for Farming Fathers

Written by Beth Allen

Organizations like Food for the Hungry commemorate World Food Day to remember those who go to bed with empty stomachs every night. But we also celebrate how vulnerable farmers all over the world now feed their families regular, nutritious meals. You may think that charities like FH use donations to hand out food. Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Andrea Hamilton
World Food Day - 1 in 820 Million

Join Food for the Hungry as we celebrate World Food Day and raise awareness for those around the world that suffer from food insecurity. Each year, over 150 countries celebrate World Food Day, shining a light on the different issues that prevent millions of people from accessing nutritious food. Read More

  Featured

The Life-Changing Magic of Rubber Boots

Written by Alice Zhang

Fall is almost synonymous with breaking out the boots in America, and that means ankle boots, snow boots, rubber boots, riding boots, Chelsea boots, over-the-knee boots and more. Yet, do you know which boots have the real, life-changing magic to save lives? Rain boots. To understand how, it’s… Read More

  Featured

The Power of a Pad: Menstruation in the Developing World

Written by Sara Chambers

Crimson Tide, Time of the Month, Female Troubles, Aunt Flo, On the Rag, and Red Tide. These are all euphemisms for menstruation that you’ve likely heard before.  A study conducted by the International Women’s Health Coalition found that there are about 5,000 slang words used to refer to menstruation in 10 different… Read More

  World Poverty