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As heaven-bound migrants, what's our responsibility to the world?

2018 hasn’t been an easy year. Gloomy headlines tell of migrant caravans and boatloads of refugees off the Italian coast. Stories about the Rohingya refugees paint dire pictures… Read More

  World Poverty
3 Tips for Conscious Christmas Shopping

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, I’ve been revisiting my thoughts about how my daily purchases impact the rest of the world. We live in a world where… Read More

  Resources
Download FREE Digital Wallpaper of Art Inspired by People Around the World

We asked female artists to each create original artwork to illustrate pages in a 2019 Food for the Hungry (FH) calendar. Each work is inspired by people FH serves around the world, with… Read More

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We Don’t Ship Sheep But We Do Support Local Economies

Every year, Food for the Hungry (FH) gets questions about how we get items donated through our gift catalog to… Read More

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Pick up a Pen: It's National Letter Writing Day

I am enamored with the idea of receiving a letter. Not the kind that contains a bill, or is from a bank trying to convince me to sign up for… Read More

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Calling All "Plant Moms" and Environmentalists on World Soil Day

One of my friends who’s an environmental engineer used to always make the distinction when we went hiking. Whenever one of us dusted up the trail or trekked… Read More

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Download Your FREE Holiday-Inspired Digital Wallpaper Today

Christ is the fulfillment of hope for the whole world!  Isaiah 9:6 reminds us of this. And with this free wallpaper download, you’ll keep your mind and heart focused on… Read More

  Devotions
Giving Rhythms and the Spirit of Generosity

My Lemonade Stand Story When I was around eight years old, my best friend and I set up a lemonade stand on the end of her street. We… Read More

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Six Ways to Share the Spirit of Thanksgiving Year Round

In many families, the practice of giving thanks is one that is delegated to the dinner table at Thanksgiving. While it is a great tradition to go around the table… Read More

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How Do You Shape Thankful Hearts with Family?

What do free time and the holidays have in common? Frankly, not always a lot, since holidays can be an busy time of year. But when I do carve out free… Read More

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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

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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

Written by Alice Zhang
As heaven-bound migrants, what's our responsibility to the world?

2018 hasn’t been an easy year. Gloomy headlines tell of migrant caravans and boatloads of refugees off the Italian coast. Stories about the Rohingya refugees paint dire pictures of seemingly hopeless situations. Every day, it can feel like the hard places get harder for the displaced. Even the… Read More

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3 Tips for Conscious Christmas Shopping

Written by Wendy McMahan

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, I’ve been revisiting my thoughts about how my daily purchases impact the rest of the world. We live in a world where everything is available at the click of a button. But there’s so much injustice built into the system that provides… Read More

  World Poverty

Download FREE Digital Wallpaper of Art Inspired by People Around the World

Written by Carrie Woodward

We asked female artists to each create original artwork to illustrate pages in a 2019 Food for the Hungry (FH) calendar. Each work is inspired by people FH serves around the world, with a special focus on the women who form the backbone of every community. You can get a FREE calendar with… Read More

  Resources
Written by Carrie Woodward
We Don’t Ship Sheep But We Do Support Local Economies

Every year, Food for the Hungry (FH) gets questions about how we get items donated through our gift catalog to people in FH countries around the world. Do we stick stamps on packets of vegetable seeds? Where do we get… Read More

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Pick up a Pen: It's National Letter Writing Day

Written by Andrea Hamilton

I am enamored with the idea of receiving a letter. Not the kind that contains a bill, or is from a bank trying to convince me to sign up for their platinum rewards card. An honest to goodness letter. A handwritten account of someone’s day, a story or even an… Read More

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Calling All "Plant Moms" and Environmentalists on World Soil Day

Written by Alice Zhang

One of my friends who’s an environmental engineer used to always make the distinction when we went hiking. Whenever one of us dusted up the trail or trekked through a muddy puddle, she would make the same nerdy joke: “it’s not dirty, it’s soiled!” or vice versa. Quiz… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
Download Your FREE Holiday-Inspired Digital Wallpaper Today

Christ is the fulfillment of hope for the whole world!  Isaiah 9:6 reminds us of this. And with this free wallpaper download, you’ll keep your mind and heart focused on the true reason of the season! And enjoy the design an artist at Food for the Hungry (FH) just for you. We value you. And… Read More

  Featured

Giving Rhythms and the Spirit of Generosity

Written by Carrie Woodward

My Lemonade Stand Story When I was around eight years old, my best friend and I set up a lemonade stand on the end of her street. We spent the bulk of the day standing in the grass on the side of the road. We smiled, waved our… Read More

  Devotions

Six Ways to Share the Spirit of Thanksgiving Year Round

Written by Alice Zhang

In many families, the practice of giving thanks is one that is delegated to the dinner table at Thanksgiving. While it is a great tradition to go around the table and share the things that make our lives wonderful before enjoying a turkey dinner, the reality is that giving thanks is… Read More

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Written by Mike Meyers
How Do You Shape Thankful Hearts with Family?

What do free time and the holidays have in common? Frankly, not always a lot, since holidays can be an busy time of year. But when I do carve out free time, I always make sure to talk to my kids about being generous. How many times do we take the… Read More

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When Nature Calls: World Toilet Day 2018

Written by Andrea Hamilton

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

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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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Written by Alice Zhang
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 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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How to Build a Culture of Peace

Written by Megan Roberts

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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