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Beautiful flower embroidery in red, white, and blue from a boy in India.

In 2019, a lot happened. We celebrated with communities that pronounced their graduation from poverty. We looked on, teary-eyed, as children met their sponsors and other children were sponsored after waiting for months. We prayed for the work that God is still doing in bringing restoration and hope to the poor. And yes, we celebrated […]

5 Books Staff Are Reading for Nonprofit Work This Winter

A desk at work with journal, laptop, and coffee

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman once famously said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”  As part of a global staff at Food for the Hungry (FH), one of my favorite ways to connect with colleagues is by asking what they are reading. The answers of FH’s leaders not only tell […]

Gift Guide For Her—That Gives Back!

The holiday season is upon us! This time of year has many of us planning the special ways we can connect with our loved ones whether through gifts or time to celebrate the season. If you are on the lookout for some meaningful activities or devotionals, you can find many options on our website by […]

Gift Guide For Him—That Gives Back!

men in Cambodia posing outside banana trees

The holiday season is a great way to connect with family and friends and show them that you’re thinking about them! But it’s a fact. Men can be a challenge to buy gifts for. That’s why we’ve got some great ideas for every kind of man in your life: your brother, father, husband, son, boyfriend […]

Celebrate Fall with These Global Hot Drink Recipes

Tea Pot on a Fire in Cambodia

Hello, fall! It’s October now, and in North America, that means cooler weather! One of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) U.S. offices is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Even here in the desert, the temperatures are finally dropping. It feels like the whole city is breathing a collective sigh of relief as we venture outside of […]

Gift Guide: 7 Ideas for the Woman Who Cares

Girls smiling together

We all have that woman in our life who pushes us to be better in all the best ways. The female who displays God’s love through her actions and is a good neighbor in every sense of the word. She is the gal you find in the front row applauding the accomplishments of others and […]

You Might Be Surprised by the Best Ways to Support Coffee Farmers

Development worker holds up coffee seedling in Africa, under growing canopy.

When I was a child, my dad rose early in the morning, shuffled to the kitchen in well-worn slippers, and used the drip coffee pot to brew a cup of Folgers Classic Roast coffee. Those red canisters were a familiar part of my childhood, even while the taste of coffee remained foreign to me! Flash […]

Going Abroad? 5 Tips to Make the Most of Your International Travel

An American staff member greeting his sponsored child in Cambodia

Do you have a medical mission to Uganda coming up? Are you visiting your sponsored child in the Dominican Republic? Does your church partner with Food for the Hungry (FH) to sponsor an entire community in a place like Indonesia as they rise up out of poverty? Regardless of where you’re going or what draws you […]

Six Activists to Follow in 2019

An FH leader teaches young girls in Uganda about womens health and hygiene

Today, social media gives young advocates the opportunity to make their voices heard on a global platform. This means the chance to hear from activists tackling important issues around the world. By listening to the diverse voices, we gain the opportunity to learn, share ideas…and even join the cause of justice alongside others across the […]

5 Gallon Challenge: Could You Do It?

Virgina walking to collect water holding her bucket walking through grass

Taking Water for Granted I’ll be honest: I’m not great at conserving water. It’s not something I think about conserving because I don’t have to. And that’s a blessing, but not everyone has that opportunity. When I watched Virginia’s story, it made me think a little.   “If you shower, the contaminated water is very […]

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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.