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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 […]

Celebrating Our Global Impact: How We Transformed Lives Together in 2023

We are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for the impact we made together in 2023. Food for the Hungry (FH) supporters empowered vulnerable families and communities around the world, making a true difference.  Nearly 10 million people in 18 countries were reached in 2023 through FH programs. Let’s celebrate that impact together! Some highlights are […]

A Community’s Long Journey to Clean Water

How long do you go in a day without using water? Whether it’s for hydration, hygiene, chores, or a hobby, you likely use water freely throughout your day. But what would it be like to not have regular access to water? For the community of La Uva, Nicaragua, that was their daily reality. “Water has […]

Celebrating Success in Bolivia: This is Strengthen Communities

Celebrating Success in Bolivia: This is Strengthening Communities

Cinthia, a leader and mother in Monte Rancho, Bolivia, is celebrating with her community members. Together, they’ve overcome the extreme challenges of poverty and built better lives for themselves. Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Monte Rancho over a decade ago. Through these years, FH has walked alongside Monte Rancho and nearby communities, […]

Opportunity to Build Livelihood Transforms Family, Community

Aliyi and his family display the cart and water jugs it allows him to transport.

Aliyi Sayido, 40, lives in the Diga District of Ethiopia with his wife, Ibsitu, 32. They care for their 3-year-old daughter, Sena, and their 9-year-old nephew, Jebril, who lives with them. Aliyi and his family went through difficult challenges in life before Food for the Hungry (FH)  began working in their community. Aliyi struggled to […]

Bridging the Digital Divide: FH and Partners Launch EduLabs

In October 2023, Food for the Hungry (FH) launched a transformative education initiative, EduLabs, to provide accessible, technology-driven education in the Dominican Republic. These labs address the deep digital divide common among communities in poverty, paving the way for better job opportunities in the future. The effort was in partnership with Intel, the Dominican Republic’s […]

Husband and Wife Learn to Escape Poverty as a Team

For years, Yalew and Yebirguwal struggled to provide nutritious food for their two children. Like many Ethiopian families, they had no land of their own but were instead forced to rent small farm plots or offer themselves as hired labor. But this didn’t work for Yalew, who was physically unable to pursue most of the […]

Library Transforms a Bolivian Community

World Literacy Day - children

Literacy is crucial to all learning, and Food for the Hungry (FH) understands the importance of a conducive learning environment to foster literacy among students. The COVID-19 pandemic posed challenges for teachers and students worldwide, disrupting not only academic learning, but also their social and emotional wellbeing. The future of an entire community is at […]

Caring Mother Finds Hope for Her Children

Donation Multiplying Program Transforms Life for Ethiopian Mom Habtam was a caring mother who was very concerned about finding help for her children. Life was very challenging where the family lives in Lay Gayint, Ethiopia. She had no money to pay for the most basic necessities for her household. Feeding the children was a struggle […]

Stitch by Stitch, a Better Future is Fashioned

A better future often seems like an impossible dream to young people living in the most impoverished communities around the world. In countries like Burundi and Rwanda, for example, the average household farm does not produce enough harvest to meet a family’s food and income needs, no matter how hard they work on the land. […]

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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.