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Six Activists to Follow in 2019

Today, social media gives young advocates the opportunity to make their voices heard on a global platform. This means the chance to hear from activists tackling important issues… Read More

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Ending Poverty Together: We’re All Pieces in the Poverty Puzzle

I’ve worked at Food for the Hungry (FH) for nearly 15 years with a passion to end poverty. I’ve seen so much change throughout these years, and yet so… Read More

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5 Gallon Challenge: Could You Do It?

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… Read More

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Plastic Pollution: A Worldwide Equal-Opportunity Fight

Did you know plastic packaging accounts for 50 percent of plastic waste around the globe?  Think about every item you bring into your home. How many… Read More

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Breastfeeding Myths: 5 Misbeliefs Debunked

World Breastfeeding Week takes place each year during the first week of August. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organizations committed… Read More

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What's the Problem with Poverty? (Part 2)

This post is the second part of a mini-series discussing poverty with FH’s COO, Ed Hatch. Follow the series with the first post, What’s the Problem… Read More

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Taste The World: Emudro Recipe [West Africa]

Summer is here! We have reached the middle of the summer—the time where every weekend turns into a pool party or some kind of a cookout. If your summer activities… Read More

  Devotions
God's Story: Peace and the Natural World

When we think of poverty, physical problems usually come to mind. We think of the lack of food, housing, work and money. These are all issues that stem back to the broken relationship between mankind and God’s Creation, Read More

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Africa Updates: What God Is Doing in 2019

Food for the Hungry in Africa Update This year, Food for the Hungry (FH) continues walking alongside people in eight beautiful and distinctive countries on the very diverse African continent. Read More

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Asia Updates: What God Is Doing in 2019

Every summer, we send out Country Updates to sponsors like you and reflect on the exciting progress we are seeing in the thousands of communities we work in around the globe. Read More

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Latin America Updates: What God Is Doing in 2019

Every summer, we send out Country Updates to sponsors like you and reflect on the exciting progress we are seeing in the thousands of communities we work in around the globe. Food for… Read More

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Honoring the Legacy of Former CEO and President, Gary Edmonds

“So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by… Read More

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Global Youth and the Rise of Education: A Reflection for Malala Day

Today is Malala Yousafzai’s 21st birthday, the same day we celebrate Malala Day. The United Nations as it commemorates not only her birthday but also the day… Read More

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Civic Engagement: Is it Optional?

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… Read More

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What James 1 Tells Us About The Story We're Called to Live Out

As I reflect on the type of life that God has called Christians to live, I often find myself overthinking and overcomplicating the call. Maybe you are like me. We… Read More

Written by Jess Bell
5 Days of Teaching VBS Kids About Poverty

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. — Proverbs 22:6   VBS, also well known as Vacation Bible School, is a week-long day camp for kids to attend in the summer. It is generally led by local churches to teach… Read More

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God’s Story: You Look Like Your Father

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the seventh 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.   After stepping on a landmine and losing his leg, Yong went on to marry and have three… Read More

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6 Ways You Can Help the Refugee Crisis on World Refugee Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

Thursday, June 20 is World Refugee Day. As believers, we know God has a special place in his heart for the defenseless, and that is worth honoring on such a day. We also know that we are the hands and feet of our Lord. That can be a daunting task when the… Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Ed Hatch
What’s the Problem with Poverty?

Einstein famously said that if he had one hour to solve a problem, he would take 55 minutes to define it. Here’s one: What’s the problem with poverty? Poverty is a global problem. But what kind of problem is it, and why does poverty exist? The definition is… Read More

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A Story of Hope for Father’s Day

Written by Chellsea Fort

Father’s Day is right around the corner! For many, this is a joyous time to celebrate the incredible dad in their life. For others, it can bring about a flurry of other emotions. Fathers have the potential to bring security, love, wisdom, and so much more to their… Read More

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3 Big Reasons Why FH's Disaster Work Needs Partners

Written by Beth Allen

As a donor to Food for the Hungry’s disaster work, you may picture FH sending people in khaki vests to the middle of nowhere. And yes, at times, that’s true. But the reality is, it takes much more than a few staff flying from the U.S. Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Esther Martinez
Families Thrive When Nature Thrives

“Ecosystems, species, wild populations, local varieties, and breeds of domesticated plants and animals are shrinking, deteriorating, or vanishing. The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is getting smaller and increasingly frayed. This loss is a direct result of human activity and constitutes a direct threat to… Read More

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5 Reasons Why Refugee Children Need Vaccines

Written by Carrie Woodward

When Salamot Khan was just a few months old, his family fled their home in Myanmar to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh. Salamot became one of about half a million children living in the… Read More

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Ending Poverty Together: Finding Beauty Amidst the Devastation

Written by Micah Johnson

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… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Wendy McMahan
God's Story: God's Character Matters

This post is the sixth 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. In the hills of northern Burundi, Joseph and Genesita rely on subsistence agriculture to feed their family. Unfortunately,… Read More

  Devotions

Hope Is Buzzing Louder Than Ever and Transforming Lives

Written by Michelle Schlavin

April showers bring May flowers and May flowers bring…Bees! 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… Read More

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5 Reasons Why Healthy Families are Essential to Ending Extreme Poverty

Written by Alice Zhang

Every 15th of May, the United Nations has designated as International Day of Families. In celebration of this important part of society, we highlight these reasons why families are essential in the fight to end extreme poverty in the hard places.  Families come in… Read More

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Written by Wendy McMahan
God's Story: History is About Reconciliation

This post is the fifth 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.  If you met Ayesha in her community on the Ganges delta of Bangladesh, she would invite… Read More

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How Nehemiah Shows Us That Joy Strengthens Listening

Written by Jeremy Reis

If I told you that joy of the Lord directly strengthened our ability to listen to Him, what would you say? Think about the man named Nehemiah for a second. He was the man who led the people of Israel to rebuild the wall surrounding Jerusalem and provide hope, direction,… Read More

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What Do FH and Captain Marvel Have in Common?

Written by Chellsea Fort

It’s that time of year again! Blockbuster films are hitting theaters and among those is “Captain Marvel.” Last month, my husband and I saw the latest Marvel movie, “Captain Marvel,” and thoroughly enjoyed it. We snacked on popcorn and slurped down an Icee as the… Read More

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