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Hope The Size of a Vegetable Seed

“A seed neither fears light nor darkness, but uses both to grow.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo Between natural disasters, food shortages, and the widespread pandemic, a lot of families are… Read More

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How Swimming Lessons Save Lives in Vietnam

In a mountain town in northern Vietnam, Food for the Hungry (FH) is helping children get to school safely — with swimming lessons. Hung is a… Read More

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Sowing seeds and harvesting crops was a way of life for Rosita and her family in Mozambique. As a widow and mother of 8 children and 2 granddaughters,… Read More

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Do you remember the last time you joined with friends or family to compete in a game or contest? Maybe you teamed up and won. Or maybe you… Read More

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What Is the Meaning of the Golden Rule?

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Do you have a desire to change the world and help those in need, but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. With more and more problems… Read More

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As humans, we all have the same basic needs: food, water, shelter, sleep…etc. But there’s one thing we often skip on the list of needs. We all have to use… Read More

Pursuing An Education Despite the Odds

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” —Malala Yousafzai, education activist As each new day of 2020 brings more anxiety and stress… Read More

Why A Christian Approach to Poverty Matters

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Our Favorite Child Sponsorship Letters: Edition #2

Last year, 600,000 pieces of correspondence and letters were lovingly delivered between child sponsors and their sponsored children. The notes, Easter and Christmas cards, “get to know me better letters”,… Read More

Taste the World: Mangú con Los Tres Golpes Recipe [DR]

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. At least, I am a firm believer that it should be. As a self-proclaimed breakfast snob, I’m excited to be sharing a breakfast… Read More

COVID-19 Hotline Helps Moms Fight Anxiety, Depression

For Marta*, a busy mom in one of Lima’s disadvantaged neighborhoods, Food for the Hungry’s COVID-19 hotline is her lifeline. Peru has been in strict lockdown… Read More

New Beginnings: Supporting Venezuelan Refugees in Lima

In 2016, I was zipping across Lima, Peru in brightly-colored mototaxis, visiting various savings groups as part of a microfinance project I was serving with. Under the same gray skies,… Read More

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Statement from Food for the Hungry on Racial Injustice

On the eve of Juneteenth, the day rightfully dedicated to commemorating the end of slavery and the importance of Black freedom and Black lives, Food for the Hungry affirms and proclaims that Black lives matter. We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, friends, neighbors, and brothers and sisters in… Read More


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Written by Carrie Woodward

Here at Food for the Hungry (FH) we love to celebrate dads and the vital role that fathers play in raising healthy children, supporting education, fostering imagination, and building thriving communities for the next generation. The first 1,000 days are so important to a child’s health and development, giving… Read More


The Whiting Family: Giving with Joyful Hearts

Written by Brooke Wente

The Whiting family is giving with joyful hearts. And God calls us to do just that, to be a cheerful giver. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7   Giving with Joyful… Read More

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A Child's Life Changed: Anianna's Story

El Kennedy: Before FH A decade ago, Food for the Hungry started working in El Kennedy, a community in the Dominican Republic. Like many of its counterparts in the DR, El Kennedy faced poverty that threatened its community members. While the Dominican Republic… Read More

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Sintayehu’s Story: From Vulnerable Orphan to Thriving Entrepreneur

Written by Esther Martinez

Orphan Beginnings As an orphan in Ethiopia, Sintayehu has no memory of her parents. Sadly, she was abandoned as a child. Her foster father, Asmamaw, found her living on the street when she was only five years old. Although Sintayehu was grateful to be taken in by another… Read More


Schooling at Home: 3 Factors That Encourage Internal Motivation

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During COVID-19, I’ve been struggling with motivation with my transition to working from home. My eight-year-old daughter has also struggled with completing school work at home. It’s been a stressful time for parents and children whose routines have been turned upside down. It has made me think a… Read More

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The Importance of Addressing Maternal Depression

For many women, becoming a mother is one of life’s major milestones. But we also know that for some women, the first step towards motherhood can be a hard one. In low- and middle-income countries, a staggering one in five mothers experiences depression after birth. Because… Read More


What Is the Meaning of “Whoever Watches the Wind Will Not Plant”?

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It’s planting season in the northern hemisphere. For gardeners like me, spring is the most hopeful time of the year. My garden is full of young plants promising tomatoes, melons, and zucchini by the end of the summer. Of course, not every plant will produce what its seed… Read More


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As we all know, COVID-19 has put many things on pause. In the U.S., we’ve been practicing social distancing, proper handwashing, and good hygiene and sanitation habits. FH Ethiopia, in collaboration with a task force, has also ensured that community members are also taking these precautions very seriously. But how?… Read More

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Celebrating the Victory of Community Graduation

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Did you know that when you support Food for the Hungry (FH), you’re ultimately empowering communities to graduate out of poverty in a sustainable way? With your help, we walk alongside communities as they identify obstacles, create projects and develop programs to tackle them, and finally, own their solutions. We… Read More

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“We can’t change the world, but we can change the world for one person at a time.” —Ryan Bauchiero   It’s quite likely that you’ve heard about the transformative impact of child sponsorship. The relationship between a sponsored child and their sponsor is a special one. Two families from entirely… Read More

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