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The Story That Matters Most

Have you ever experienced a moment that broadened your view of the world? I have a friend who ministers to youth in Watts, Los Angeles. He told me a story. Read More

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This Is the Tool That Totally Changed My Life in Community

Attitudes of a Community Developer In my office, I have a poster hanging on the wall. It’s based on a list that I stole from Bryant Myers’ book… Read More

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What If Groceries Took Up 50% of Your Income?

My family has a healthy food and grocery budget. I like to buy fresh produce and organic meat. I opt for low sugar snacks and cereal is expensive when my 4-year-old… Read More

  World Poverty
World Food Day: New Hope for Farming Fathers

Organizations like Food for the Hungry commemorate World Food Day to remember those who go to bed with empty stomachs every night. But we also celebrate how vulnerable farmers all over the world… Read More

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World Food Day - 1 in 820 Million

Join Food for the Hungry as we celebrate World Food Day and raise awareness for those around the world that suffer from food insecurity. Each year, over 150 countries celebrate World… Read More

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The Life-Changing Magic of Rubber Boots

Fall is almost synonymous with breaking out the boots in America, and that means ankle boots, snow boots, rubber boots, riding boots, Chelsea boots, over-the-knee boots and more. Yet,… Read More

  World Poverty
The Power of a Pad: Menstruation in the Developing World

Crimson Tide, Time of the Month, Female Troubles, Aunt Flo, On the Rag, and Red Tide. These are all euphemisms for menstruation that you’ve likely heard before.  A study conducted by the… Read More

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

Mike B. Meyers has been appointed Food for the Hungry’s newest CEO to succeed Gary Edmonds, as of October 1. Meyers joined Food for the Hungry in 2012 and… Read More

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Teachers Put Children on New Paths

Think for a moment: Are there teachers who changed your life? Many of us remember teachers who put us on new directions. Or maybe you can think of a teacher who… Read More

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

Is your church throwing a fall harvest festival or trick-or-treat alternative to Halloween? Celebrate the fall with “trunk or treat,” a tailgate-like event that involves decorating the trunk… Read More

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Letter Writing isn't a Dying Art in Child Sponsorship

What is it about getting a handwritten letter in the mail? Not an email, or a text message or some kind random shout out on Instagram or Facebook,… Read More

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

 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… Read More

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What are free-range chickens doing in Nicaragua?

Maybe you’ve thought about raising chickens in your own backyard, with the nutritional benefit of having your own organic eggs for consumption. But in places like Nicaragua, chickens stretch way farther than just providing eggs… Read More

  World Poverty
How Can You Help Create World Peace?

In August 2017, Nosima Khatu’s family was happy. It was long into a late night of celebration when they were surrounded by the sounds of chaos at the home next… Read More

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What Do Community Graduation and a Train Board Have in Common?

When Food for the Hungry enters a community, our first step is to help parents and community leaders dream of graduation day. One sunny day in Guatemala’s highlands, I sat in… Read More

Written by Samantha Harper
How Leading by Faith is Changing Cultural Norms

Come with me across the world to Cambodia, where we can bear witness to the leadership Jesus modeled to us as followers of God’s word.  Miss Koam Trok is a 42 year old woman living in the Rohal Village located in Ta Siem commune is pioneering a path for women… Read More

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5 Places to Buy Jewelry and Help Women

Written by Kendra Szabo

If you’re anything like me, you love jewelry. But like anything else, so much of it is produced in poor conditions, often utilizing slave labor or even child labor. I already shared with you five great chocolate companies (click here to read it if you haven’t)… Read More

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3 Things Christians Should Know About the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act

Written by Mike Meyers

  It’s easy for us as Christians to steep ourselves into the scriptures. We think about them as hypotheticals or theory, but you can’t separate word from deed. We know that the Bible is filled with passages about serving the vulnerable, but sometimes even followers of Jesus are hesitant… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
There's Power in Truth and Hope

It’s sad and unfortunate that I can mention suicide anywhere in the world, and know that people in any culture will understand. At Food for the Hungry, we sometimes hear sad news about suicides of children in our programs – yes, children. With tears and prayers, we record the children’s names on a… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

4 Ways to Celebrate International Literacy Day

Written by Alice Zhang

International Literacy Day, on September 8, is a moment to both celebrate achievements and take a look at what needs to be done in the years ahead. Even today, there are at least 750 million adults, including 102 million adolescents, who lack basic literacy skills. Imagine reading the following on… Read More

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How Your Giving Can Affirm Worth Instead Of Inspiring Shame

Written by Carrie Woodward

A Story from My Childhood There are a few stories from my childhood that often get retold around the dinner table when I go home for holidays. Most are pretty innocent and only mildly embarrassing. Then there’s the time my mom filled a glass vase with fresh flowers… Read More

  Devotions
Written by Kendra Szabo
5 Ways You Can Help the Fight for Global Fair Labor

Monday, September 3 is Labor Day. It’s a day that we as Americans can celebrate all those who came before us to fight for 40-hour work weeks, weekends, breaks, paid vacation, minimum wage, FMLA, sick leave, and child labor laws. What a joyous holiday to celebrate! Unfortunately, around the globe,… Read More

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Education: A Common Experience

Written by Gary Edmonds

We’ve all been watching as parents send their children off to their first day of school. There are plenty of smiling pictures, some with signs indicating their grade and what they hope to become at this age, but there’s one thing that they all have in common. Deep down inside,… Read More

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Tomoyo: A Surprising Case for Hope

Written by Alice Zhang

Whether in the developed or developing world, hope is a make-it-or-break-it factor that allows people to dream beyond their current reality. Oftentimes, it’s easy to default to talking about ending poverty through simply providing resources like education, clean water, and livelihood training—and forgetting about hope. Food for the Hungry (FH)… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
Why Participation Is Not the End Goal of Development

Brutal Honesty As an organization with the goal of ending all forms of poverty worldwide, Food for the Hungry (FH) works in the space of international community development to graduate communites from extreme poverty. FH walks alongside people in communities who are hungry, sick, and have needs… Read More

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City on a Hill: When the Local Church Reaches Out

Written by Wendy McMahan

  “What would be lost, and how would the world be worse off, if our church ceased to exist?” – Father Gary Nicolosi, “Seven Questions Every Church Should Ask”    Food for the Hungry (FH) partners with churches around the world. Some of these churches,… Read More

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5 Places to Shop and Save (the World)

Written by Kendra Szabo

If you’re anything like me at all, you love shopping. But even if you’re not, you still have to wear clothes so I’m sure you shop from time to time. Have you ever paused to think about where the clothes you buy and wear come from? Who made them? Was… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
How Humanitarian Workers Change Lives

On this World Humanitarian Day, we say thank you to the people who end poverty worldwide. Over 98% of Food for the Hungry’s worldwide humanitarian workers serve within their own country. The vast majority of our workers aren’t North Americans living overseas. Instead, Guatemalans help Guatemalans, and Ethiopians serve… Read More

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We Pursue Beauty: This Could be the Best Part of Your Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

If you’re anything like me, getting on the internet and especially social media can feel like walking into a field of land mines. Between fake news, disparaging debate, and sad stories from around the globe, there’s a lot about social media that causes me anxiety. Some people suffer so badly… Read More

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How You Can Help Create Safe Places On International Youth Day

Written by Carrie Woodward

Sacred Places and Safe Spaces My favorite writer-philosopher-activist, Wendell Berry, once put in a poem, There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. That is to say, there are… Read More

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