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Four Global Issues to Pray for in 2021

Woman and Baby during COVID-19

As Food for the Hungry (FH) continues our commitment to seek an end to all forms of human poverty, our work is also shaped by the global trends that deeply affect the most vulnerable people in the world. These cross-cutting issues, from gender to climate change, impact every part of our work in a variety […]

Praying with Kids: Ideas & Encouragement

As a Christian community, we know the power of prayer. But how did we learn to be prayerful? Maybe you grew up in the faith, or maybe you came to faith later in life. Likely, you can think back to a person who encouraged you in your faith and prayer life. And that’s what we […]

Mozambique: Cyclone Eloise Updates

Tropical Cyclone Eloise made landfall as a Category 2 cyclone late on the evening of January 22, 2021, with wind gusts up to 160 kph (99 mph) recorded. Cyclone Eloise hit parts of the country that still have not fully recovered from Cyclone Idai in 2019. As FH’s response develops, we’ll post information and photos […]

The Legacy of An “Ordinary Guy” and an Extraordinary God

Larry Ward with children in Cambodia

“I am a very ordinary guy, with very ordinary abilities. But, you know, I serve a very extraordinary God. – Dr. Larry Ward As part of our 50th anniversary celebration at Food for the Hungry (FH), we are taking the opportunity to look back at many aspects of our history.  An important and beloved part […]

FH’s Top 10 Blogs from 2020

Looking Back on 2020 When we rang in the new year on January 1, 2020, I doubt many of us could have anticipated what an unprecedented year 2020 would turn out to be. Together, we faced challenges of so many different kinds. All along the way, we prayed for God to guide us, protect our […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Food for the Hungry

It’s 2021! And for Food for the Hungry (FH), that means a special invitation to you. Join us in celebrating a very special milestone. It has been 50 years since FH was started by founder Dr. Larry Ward! At FH, we believe that a 50th anniversary is a marvelous opportunity to reflect on five decades […]

Meet Three Families with Hope for the New Year

Mother and children laughing in front of their mud brick home

With 2021 now here, we eagerly hope for the new year and what it will bring! Worldwide, 2020 was a tough year. Like many families around the globe, hard times made us evaluate our lifestyle — what’s really important? And many of us found that hope for a better tomorrow helped us push through. We’d […]

Community, Connection and Courage: A Look at 2020

Community, connection, and courage are what turn hardships into hope. We faced many challenges in 2020. It was often times overwhelming. Instead of responding in fear, you chose to respond boldly. Time and time again, you stood with us and our globally community. We have witnessed many times how your support is building hope through […]

Christmas Cookies From Around the World

a display of holiday cookies

Christmas is right around the corner, and we know what that means. COOKIES! Baking cookies is a great way to spend time with your family and celebrate the traditions you have in your family. Although Christmas may look very different this year, baking cookies is something you can do over the phone, text, or video […]

Advent Church Partnerships: A Missions Focus

origins church team members alongside members of the community in Guatemala

We at Food for the Hungry (FH) love this time of year, because we have so many opportunities to engage in Advent church partnerships. For missions-minded pastors, parents, grandparents, and students alike, there’s extra Advent joy in helping others. No doubt about it, this year will be different due to the global pandemic. Everyone’s looking […]

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If you need assistance, please contact us at donorhelp@fh.org or 866-307-3259.

Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.