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A Transformation From Self-Ridicule to Self-Worth

Livelihoods - Integrated Child Focused Community Transformation

At Food for the Hungry (FH), we believe every person has been created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). Our hope is for every man and woman to feel self-worth and dignity through Christ, especially in their roles as caretakers and providers for their families. Therefore, through Strengthen Communities, we work with local community leaders to […]

How Hope and Clean Water Transformed Lives in Rwanda


Tongati, Rwanda, is nestled amidst picturesque mountains and flowing water, but the community living there struggled with a crucial issue: the water that surrounded them was infested with water-born illnesses. Athalie, a mother of three, struggled to provide clean water for her family, but her life was completely transformed when Food for the Hungry (FH) […]

Transforming Lives Through Meaningful Gifts

Transforming Lives Through Meaningful Gifts

Food for the Hungry’s (FH) gift catalog of meaningful gifts make life-changing differences for vulnerable people facing poverty, injustice, and marginalization. Each year the items in it are carefully curated by the countries we serve to include what they need most and every gift has the power to make eternal impact. How Giving Meaningful Gifts […]

FH Gift Catalog Inspires Creative Giving

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Instead of sending pricey flowers to Mom this Mother’s Day – that fade within a week – what if you could give a life-changing gift in her name? And imagine that gift could help another Mom in a difficult part of the world overcome poverty. It’s Made Possible by the FH Gift Catalog Here’s how […]

Gift Giving Made Possible by Family Creations

Jocelyn Merkel of Huntsville, Alabama, and her daughters found a hands-on way to make gift giving through the FH Gift Catalog even more personal. “I learned about Food for the Hungry (FH) and child sponsorship at the first IF:Gathering in 2014. That night, I started sponsoring a child in Bolivia,” Jocelyn said. In the years […]

Joy and Thanksgiving Around the World

Gratitude is on the hearts and minds of people in the U.S. as we celebrate Thanksgiving. But others are counting their blessings as well this year. Read on to see thanksgiving around the world. These three vulnerable families served by Food for the Hungry (FH) are now giving thanks. “Let them thank the Lord for […]

A Healthy Child = A Hopeful Family

Little Nganji was not a healthy child. Just watching the four-year-old boy for a few minutes, anyone could spot his pain and discomfort. He didn’t smile and wouldn’t play with his friends. He lacked the quick wit and vibrant energy of other children his age. The cause? An infestation of intestinal worms that was hijacking […]

Christmas Joy from Around the World!

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” — Romans 15:13 Celebrating Christmas Joy ‘Tis the season filled with songs, lights, presents, parties, decorations, and traditions. But these are all merely expressions […]

Fun Activity for Kids to Be More Generous

There’s nothing like a fun activity with kids to help everyone get into the Christmas spirit. And when the excitement also leads to those children learning and growing spiritually, that’s even better. Perhaps one of the most important lessons a child can learn at Christmas comes from the teachings of Christ Himself in Acts 20:35: “It […]

Cows Make the Perfect Christmas Gift

December is here, and the search is on for the perfect Christmas gift. Many around the world are scrolling through online shops and visiting brick-and-mortar stores to hunt for just the right thing to put under the tree for their loved ones. Some even have detailed lists of price ranges, sizes, styles, tastes, and preferences. […]

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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.