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Caring for the Earth 365 Days a Year

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to travel with Food for the Hungry (FH) to Guatemala. I met a farmer who forever changed my view on sustainable… Read More

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Taste The World: Causa [Peru]

Food is pretty great, am I right? Food is one area I’ve always loved to be adventurous, because what could go wrong? (Mind you, I’ve never had food… Read More

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5 Things To Include in Your Child Sponsorship Letters

A few times a year, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) send you a letter from your sponsored child. They typically tell you about their favorite classes, their hobbies,… Read More

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Reflecting on the Gift of God's Word

The recent distribution of Bibles in a small community in Kenya provided the joyful insight to what it means to a child to receive their very own Bible. Lkisomai,… Read More

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Ending Poverty, Together: The "Nature" of Child Sponsorship

This story is part of our brand-new series “Ending Poverty, Together.” It will be dedicated to sharing the special and inspiring stories of all those who travel to Food… Read More

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God's Story: "How" Is More Important Than "What"

This post is the fourth 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. … Read More

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In Kenya, Clean Water Flows Out of An...ATM?

In the United States, we experience a miracle every time we open a water faucet, turn on the shower, the garden hose, or flush the toilet. We get clean water… Read More

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These Brands Inspire Us to Care About Forests

Today, March 21, is the International Day of Forests, but what does that mean? Living in a fairly green country with access to a lot of resources, it… Read More

  Disaster Relief
How the Birth of a Rohingya Baby Overcame Tragedy

Like many moms, Khusida couldn’t wait to meet the baby she had carried for 40 weeks. Her life had been so hard. She and her husband Mohammad had fled violence and… Read More

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Photo Essay: International Women's Day Around the Globe

Empowered Women Empower Women In our nearly 50 years of work in the developing world, we’ve seen that when women are empowered, everything changes. By equipping women with training and tools for… Read More

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The Truth About How You Can Be A Proverbs 31 Woman

Where generations before used cookbooks or recipe cards, I find all of my recipes — from one-pot pasta with creamy tomato sauce… Read More

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Entering Lent with the Right Heart, and Why It Matters

Tomorrow, many churches will observe Ash Wednesday and begin the season of Lent. Lent is considered one of the most important seasons on the liturgical calendar, spanning from Wednesday, March 6 to April 21 this year. Read More

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How Intergenerational Learning Led Me to K-Drama

I’ve spent 20 years in school, all the way up to an MBA, and did well in classroom settings. But right now, I’m really loving learning through intergenerational learning — where… Read More

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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 when you first scrolled the pages of a story book? Or when you first had someone read a story book… Read More

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Why There Are So Few Women and Girls in Science

Written by Carrie Woodward

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 trees, think ecologically, and championed democracy and women’s rights. The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace… Read More

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The Virtue of Learning Patience

Written by Jeremy Reis

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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Written by Carrie Woodward
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 FH might be your way of connecting to people who are from another culture. You support our… Read More

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

Written by Wendy McMahan

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 the first post.   For as long as Maria could remember, her community… Read More

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Education is a Privilege, Not an Obligation

Written by Staff Writer

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 was forced with a decision. Could I get away with not showering today so I can sleep for 10 more minutes? Or… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
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 the Civil Rights Movement. The national holiday often focuses on Dr. King’s life and impact on history. While of great… Read More

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

Written by Gary Edmonds

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 is this: are these solutions sustainable? Sustainable Change Leads to Lasting Impact While I care about all the different ways… Read More

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Photo Essay: Capturing Sacred Moments in Cox's Bazar

Written by Daniel White

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 the story Bennu and Darkar shared with me during a recent trip to Bangladesh. Here’s how… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
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 development requires careful consideration of not just the year ahead, but the long-term. But aside from the goals… Read More

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Here's What You Need To Know About Human Trafficking

Written by Samantha Harper

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 human trafficking globally? 81% of them are trapped in forced labor 25% of them are children 75% are women and… Read More

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

Written by Alice Zhang

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 ordained by your mother: “take your vitamins!”) are having a major moment. A new wave of direct-to-consumer, subscription brands now… Read More

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Written by Esther Martinez
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 thousands of families line up for food and water. Nights are cold, little ones cough and cry, and hope is… Read More

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Here Are FH's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

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… 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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