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A Family’s Legacy Transformed

What is a family’s legacy? It’s the foundation on which future generations will build; the soil into which each child and grandchild will plant their dreams. But tragically, for too many families around the world, extreme poverty is the legacy that has passed from parent to child as far back as anyone can remember. That […]

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 […]

God’s Story: A Plan for Your Life

God's reconciliation of all things

This post is the eleventh in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. Follow the series, starting with the first post. You can find the next post in this series here.   Joseph and Evelyn discovered that they could have clean water using natural materials that could be […]

11 New Items to Give in this Year’s Catalog

Every year during the holiday season, we gather together our leadership from all 20+ countries where we work, and ask them to make a “wish list.” On this wish list, our fields ask communities what they want. They think about what would help meet a pressing need. And they dream about the kinds of items […]

Ending Poverty Together: The Common Thread of Humanity

FH staff members serve in Mozambique community

While working at Food for the Hungry (FH), I’ve discovered that when it comes to the humanity in each of us — there is a common thread that unites us. But I had to travel halfway around the world to learn this. I began working at FH two years ago as the Internal Communications Manager. […]

Disaster Recovery: Making Life Better than Before

Mozambique cyclone disaster damage to trees and buildings

Disaster recovery is a long and complex process. It’s much more than getting enough food and water to needy families. It’s about bringing hope and vision to devastated parents and children. At church, I’m preparing to teach on the book of Job. You may remember that Job lost everything — his home, his children, his […]

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 […]

Civic Engagement: Is it Optional?

Four men in front of red cement school building

Last week, the United States saw an important rite of civic engagement: the first Democratic Party presidential candidates’ debate. We have so many options for viewing the debates. I often watch the broadcast feed with one eye and follow Twitter comments for fact-checking.   And in the end, I pat myself on the back for contributing to the […]

Ending Poverty Together: Finding Beauty Amidst the Devastation

Sumatra, Indonesia, after the tsunami and earthquake in 2018.

The beauty of Indonesia is incredible. The water is crystal clear, the landscape is green and lush, and mountains can be seen all around the island. This is the kind of place people would spend a lot of money to vacation here. When I traveled there recently, I witnessed this beauty … amidst devastating damage. […]

Hope Is Buzzing Louder Than Ever and Transforming Lives

Nothing causes a group of people to scatter like the phrase, “There’s a bee behind you.” Too busy running to safety, rarely do you stop to look at this bee and take a moment to appreciate what his short life must be like. There’s a lot to learn from a bee. Even though he is tiny, he has the ability to transform lives […]

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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.