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God's Story: Transformation Is Better Than Development

Many people look at the changes in a community and invoke the word “development.” They’re right; development has certainly occurred. However, we recognize that something more powerful than development has occurred. We use the word “transformation.” More than just a buzzword, transformation is at the heart of everything we do. Read More

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How to Use Your Sphere of Influence to Make a Big Impact

What do you think of when you hear the word “influencer”? A pastor? A musician? A politician? Yourself? What is an influencer?… Read More

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These Story Books Will Change the Next Generation in Burundi

Today’s guest post for International Book Giving Day is written by Joseph Ntakirutimana, the Adult Education Coordinator based in Burundi. Can you go back to your childhood memories to remember… Read More

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Why There Are So Few Women and Girls in Science

Meet Wangari Maathai: Activist, Environmentalist, Author, and Professor Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She encouraged women to plant… Read More

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The Virtue of Learning Patience

Patience is a word we try and teach our kids, but sometimes shy away from when it comes to our own character building. Read More

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5 Podcasts for Learning About Culture and the World in 2019

You probably follow Food for the Hungry (FH) because you care about people. Maybe you are also interested in global poverty or economics. You might use child sponsorship to teach your family about other countries. Or… Read More

  Devotions
God's Story: How Clean Water Reveals the Kingdom of God

This post is the second in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. You’re invited to follow the series, starting with… Read More

  Featured
Education is a Privilege, Not an Obligation

Do you still remember what high school was like? I do. Every morning, the light would peek in through my bedroom curtains, begging me to get up. When the alarm clock finally rang, I… Read More

  Devotions
Why Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life Calls for Disciplined Action in 2019

Celebrating Martin Luther King in 2019 Today is the annual day dedicated to remembering and celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK), an icon and emblem of… Read More

  Disaster Relief
The Key to Sustainable Solutions: Taking the Driver's Wheel

In over thirty years of traveling around the world and learning about solutions to end poverty, the question that seems to be the most important one to ask… Read More

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Photo Essay: Capturing Sacred Moments in Cox's Bazar

Of all the places I’ve traveled to and of all the people I’ve had the opportunity to meet, no one else has shared a story with so much pain than… Read More

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Here Are FH Global Staff's Hopes for the Coming Year

Behind all of Food for the Hungry’s hopes for 2019 is strategy, vision, and careful planning. Doing impactful work in relief and… Read More

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Here's What You Need To Know About Human Trafficking

America, home of the free. But how accurate is that statement? Did you know that The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of… Read More

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Vitamins and Self-Care are Important in the Developing World, Too

From A to B-Complex and zinc, multivitamins have slowly nurtured their way back into the public eye. In the midst of the self-care movement, multivitamins (once a chore… Read More

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3 Hidden Costs of Being a Refugee

Refugee [noun]: A person who has been forced to leave their country due to war, persecution, or natural disaster. We’ve all seen photos of refugee camps. Tents stretch on for miles and… Read More

Written by Alice Zhang
Here Are FH's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

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… Read More

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Year-End Giving: 3 Things to Consider in 2018

Written by Alice Zhang

As I reflect on this past year, the word that stands out for 2018 is “provision.” Despite the highs and lows, here we are in December, at the close of the year. Likewise, I want my giving to be an integral part of commemorating God’s blessings to me for the year. If my… Read More

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Across the Globe, Gratitude and Giving Go Hand in Hand

Written by Mike Meyers

As the CEO of Food for the Hungry, I have been fortunate to travel to some of the world’s hardest places on a quest to end poverty. The scenes I have encountered when welcomed into the homes of families on the other side of the world are quite different than… Read More

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Written by Alice Zhang
3 Ways FH Builds Sustainable Clean Water Solutions

At a restaurant earlier this week, a waiter asked me if I wanted tap water or sparkling water. Without blinking twice, I said tap water–and then realized how much underlying privilege that single question held. Not only do we have clean tap water for drinking, showering, and washing clothes, but… Read More

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Read These Three 2018 Success Stories from FH Countries Around the Globe

Written by Carrie Woodward

The Bangladeshi writer, economist, and community developer Muhammad Yunus once famously said, “The fact that the poor are alive is clear proof of their ability.” As a matter of fact, people in poverty face incredible challenges every day. And as Yunus points out, their survival in the face… Read More

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Christmas Traditions Know No Boundaries or Borders

Written by Beth Allen

Christmas traditions abound worldwide — that’s something I’ve definitely seen in my worldwide travels. In Bolivia, where I worked with Food for the Hungry (FH) for a number of years, I quickly learned how to wrap packages with mylar wrapping paper. Bolivians just really seemed to like… Read More

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Written by Alice Zhang
As heaven-bound migrants, what's our responsibility to the world?

2018 hasn’t been an easy year. Gloomy headlines tell of migrant caravans and boatloads of refugees off the Italian coast. Stories about the Rohingya refugees paint dire pictures of seemingly hopeless situations. Every day, it can feel like the hard places get harder for the displaced. Even the… Read More

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3 Tips for Conscious Christmas Shopping

Written by Wendy McMahan

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, I’ve been revisiting my thoughts about how my daily purchases impact the rest of the world. We live in a world where everything is available at the click of a button. But there’s so much injustice built into the system that provides… Read More

  World Poverty

Download FREE Digital Wallpaper of Art Inspired by People Around the World

Written by Carrie Woodward

We asked female artists to each create original artwork to illustrate pages in a 2019 Food for the Hungry (FH) calendar. Each work is inspired by people FH serves around the world, with a special focus on the women who form the backbone of every community. You can get a FREE calendar with… Read More

  Resources
Written by Carrie Woodward
We Don’t Ship Sheep But We Do Support Local Economies

Every year, Food for the Hungry (FH) gets questions about how we get items donated through our gift catalog to people in FH countries around the world. Do we stick stamps on packets of vegetable seeds? Where do we get… Read More

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Pick up a Pen: It's National Letter Writing Day

Written by Andrea Hamilton

I am enamored with the idea of receiving a letter. Not the kind that contains a bill, or is from a bank trying to convince me to sign up for their platinum rewards card. An honest to goodness letter. A handwritten account of someone’s day, a story or even an… Read More

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Calling All "Plant Moms" and Environmentalists on World Soil Day

Written by Alice Zhang

One of my friends who’s an environmental engineer used to always make the distinction when we went hiking. Whenever one of us dusted up the trail or trekked through a muddy puddle, she would make the same nerdy joke: “it’s not dirty, it’s soiled!” or vice versa. Quiz… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
Download Your FREE Holiday-Inspired Digital Wallpaper Today

Christ is the fulfillment of hope for the whole world!  Isaiah 9:6 reminds us of this. And with this free wallpaper download, you’ll keep your mind and heart focused on the true reason of the season! And enjoy the design an artist at Food for the Hungry (FH) just for you. We value you. And… Read More

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Giving Rhythms and the Spirit of Generosity

Written by Carrie Woodward

My Lemonade Stand Story When I was around eight years old, my best friend and I set up a lemonade stand on the end of her street. We spent the bulk of the day standing in the grass on the side of the road. We smiled, waved our… Read More

  Devotions

Six Ways to Share the Spirit of Thanksgiving Year Round

Written by Alice Zhang

In many families, the practice of giving thanks is one that is delegated to the dinner table at Thanksgiving. While it is a great tradition to go around the table and share the things that make our lives wonderful before enjoying a turkey dinner, the reality is that giving thanks is… Read More

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