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Here Are FH’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

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WRITTEN BY Alice Zhang

At the beginning of the new year, we decided to do some reflection and take a look back at the top 10 blog posts of 2018. The following had the highest traffic among our readers with a heart for global missions. Check out the list below to see if you’ve read all of them. Did your favorite blog post make the list?

In no particular order, here were the most-read posts:

  • 6 Poems You Should Read For World Poetry Day

    Poetry provides us a powerful insight into the perspective of others, and is a phenomenal outlet for self-expression. In honor of World Poetry Day on March 21, FH shared six poems with about poverty, war, child labor, justice, and God.

  • 5 Things To Include in Your Child Sponsorship Letters

    Congratulations–you’ve decided to sponsor a child! Now comes the fun part: picking up a pencil and writing to your sponsored child and getting to know them better. But what kinds of things should you write about? Read on to learn more.

  • The Miracle Tree in Marsabit County, Kenya

    Have you heard of the miracle tree? The “moringa oleifera” is renown for its multi-purpose functions. Just a quick Google search reveals a vast assortment of moringa products for purchase online or at your local Whole Foods. But what exactly is it?

  • The Future is Female: Behind the Scenes of Your 2019 Artist’s Edition Calendar

    In the spirit of womankind, we decided to ask nine international female artists to illustrate an original artwork for a month in the 2019 calendar. Each is inspired by a specific story of a woman in FH’s fields, or an organizational value that dignifies them. With any purchase from the gift catalog, this calendar is yours to keep as a free gift! 

  • 5 Myths about Child Sponsorship

    When Beth Allen started working for Food for the Hungry over two decades ago, she believed a myriad of myths about child sponsorship. Within a few short weeks of joining the staff in Bolivia 1995, most of those myths were busted. Now, Beth shares her takeaways in this surprising blog post.

  • 7 Fun Trunk-or-Treat Ideas With a Christian Twist

    Readers loved celebrating the fall with “trunk or treat,” a tailgate-like event that involves decorating the trunk of your car. A great fall harvest festival or trick-or-treat alternative to Halloween, this blog post rounded up the most creative ideas with a Biblical twist.

  • The Modern Day Impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Fight Against Social Injustice

    Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day on January 15 renews our awareness and commitment to continue the non-violent fight against social injustices. In his sermon, “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution,” Dr. King shared a sense of urgency in tackling a wide range of humanitarian and social issues.

  • I Was A Child Sponsorship Skeptic

    Does child sponsorship actually work? A former skeptic and community development student breaks down the research. You may be surprised.

  • Meet Mike B. Meyers: Q&A with Food for the Hungry’s New CEO

    Last year on October 1, FH appointed Mike Meyers as FH’s new CEO. In this blog, we sat down with Mike B. Meyers to chat more about him, his journey, and hear his thoughts on where FH is headed in this coming year.

  • 5 Companies to Support on World Chocolate Day

    July 6 is World Chocolate Day — perhaps one of the best holidays of the year if you’re a chocolate lover. Unfortunately, many of the world’s top chocolate companies utilize child labor in their production, making “blood chocolate.” Instead, here’s a guide to five of our favorite chocolate companies that make the ethically-produced delight.


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