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  From Our Leadership
Ideas to Survive Christmas Vacation with Your Kids

Have you ever seen those back-to-school TV commercials that use the Christmas song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”? They show a parent joyfully collecting school supplies while… Read More

  Church
This Christmas, Iowa Children Wish for... Earthworms?

While many American children are asking for the latest toys and electronics this Christmas, Molly Juza’s sons have asked for more unique items: earthworms, sheep, and a handwashing… Read More

  Church
Social Glue is Helping Hunger in a Bolivian Community

A Story About Community in Bolivia Travel with me to Sucre, an old and beautiful city in the highlands of Bolivia. The city is… Read More

  World Poverty
Why Food Distributions Aren't Enough

In the early 2000s, Food for the Hungry sent me to the Ethiopia-Somalia border. There, children of nomadic herders were starving to death due to massive drought. We’d provided basic… Read More

  Stories
Coming Together to Fight Misconceptions about AIDS

Friday, December 1 is World AIDS Day. According to the website, “It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Hope in the Hardest Places This Christmas

This time last year, we heard news day after day about children in crisis in Syria and the ensuing refugee dilemma. This Christmas season, we are once again brought… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Child Sponsorship: Ending Poverty Through Relationship

Today’s guest blog is written by Penny Husted-Gamm. Penny is an award-winning photographer who has been a long-time supporter of Food for the Hungry and an advocate for the poor… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Vegetable Seeds Also Plant Hope

We all know the old adage, “you reap what you sow.” But what if you can’t sow anything? Well, then you reap nothing. This is the problem for so many… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Where's God This Thanksgiving?

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. Psalm 18:28 (NIV)   The world watched in horror as news reports detailed… Read More

  World Poverty
Have a HEART … Not Knee Pads!

Sometimes protective gear is appropriate and quite necessary, depending on one’s job or activity. However, in a recent search online I learned baby knee pads exist. I laughed out loud! … Read More

  Resources
Teaching Generosity to Our Kids and a Free Ebook

Parenting is HARD. In fact I’m certain that it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. My young family is in the fiercely independent phase that leaves even the simplest task… Read More

  World Poverty
Sheep Help Families Break Out of Poverty

For today’s post, I’d like to introduce you to my friend Baa-bette. Yep, she’s a sheep – or rather, a ewe – that lives in Ethiopia. Her sheep-mom is… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Child Sponsorship and Eating an Elephant

You can’t eat an entire elephant in one sitting. —My mom   As a youth, I wanted to achieve and had little patience for the process of obtaining results. When I… Read More

  Stories
Deworming Medication Gives Bangladesh Teen a Future

Have you ever tried to get your kid to eat when they didn’t feel like? Nearly impossible, right? Imagine if that was the struggle every single mealtime. And the problem… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Child Sponsorship Fosters Thankfulness at My House

Thankfulness and compassion are big topics at my house. My work at Food for the Hungry has helped my wife and me to spark conversations about how privileged we are as… Read More

Written by Wendy McMahan
Child Sponsorship Multiplies Texas Pastor's Ministry

Pastor Sam Goff and his family are child sponsors of Laura, a little girl in Guatemala. More than a photo on their refrigerator, child sponsorship has made Laura like a member of the Goff family. “My daughter writes our family’s letters to Laura,” Sam said,… Read More

  Church

Restore Your Vision of Life and Flourishing

Written by Carrie Woodward

What is flourishing? When God made the world, he placed people in it and said that what he had made was “very good.” In the beginning, the very first humans had a relationship with God in Eden and experienced the truest kind of flourishing. They lived active lives… Read More

  World Poverty

Don't Chicken Out; Help a Family!

Written by Beth Allen

For one Bolivian family, breakfast is the happiest meals of the day — and chickens are to blame. Carlos and Paulina Arispe are raising their two daughters, Noelia (age 4) and Rilda (age 5), in one of Bolivia’s poorest villages. Nearly 30 percent of children in this part of… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Gary Edmonds
The Reformation: A Sandwich of Faith, Hope and Love

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. The greatest of these is love. — 1 Corinthians 13:13   Notice how faith and love sandwich the word hope in 1 Corinthians 13:13? There’s a reason for that. On this 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, let’s pause… Read More

  Church

Child Sponsorship Builds a Family Across Borders

Written by Kendra Szabo

Carlos Nunez is an employee at Food for the Hungry (FH) who works as a field liaison for the Dominican Republic and Haiti. But before he worked for FH, child sponsorship changed his life. Carlos was about 9 years old when he found out he had a sponsor. He was… Read More

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#MeToo and the Fight Against Sexual Assault

Written by Sara Chambers

Last week, two simple words flooded most of our social media feeds and opened up a conversation around sexual harassment and assault. Me Too. Women, and a few men, from all over the world used these words to share sentiments of solidarity with others as they simply made the declaration that… Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Sarah Rutledge
Clean Water for All: Is This possible?

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. – Matthew 25:35 ‘Tis the season when you’ll hear us talk a lot about our Food for the Hungry (FH)… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Faith in Action at Our Nation’s Capitol

Written by Elizabeth Van Zyl

Inspiration. Engagement. Relationship building. God’s presence. These things, along with a continued sense of eagerness, are what I’ll take away from our recent two-day engagement as part of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) policy and advocacy efforts with our Nation’s lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Two weeks ago, 22 of our… Read More

  World Poverty

Give a Goat

Written by Beth Allen

If you watched PBS’s “The Vietnam War” like I did, you heard discussion of the Cold War’s Domino Theory. If South Vietnam fell to the Communists, the theory went, all of the countries in the surrounding region would also collapse into Communism, like standing dominoes stacked in… Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Carrie Woodward
It's World Food Day and Children Are Starving

World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe. But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.   Refugee Camp just outside of Adjumani, Uganda about 40 kilometers from the South Sudan border. Read More

  World Poverty

Disaster Reduction: How FH is Minimizing Risk in the Philippines

Written by Kendra Szabo

Friday is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, which is fitting day for us at Food for the Hungry (FH) to honor, as disaster reduction is a huge part of the work that we do all around the globe. We know that, unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to prevent… Read More

  Disaster Relief

How Disasters Lock People in Poverty and How to Stop It

Written by Josh Ayers

Can the world ever eradicate poverty? At Food for the Hungry, we believe it’s possible. In fact, we see progress toward this every day in communities all around the world where we work to ease human suffering and graduate communities from extreme poverty. But, it is an uphill climb. Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Mike Meyers
Helping Communities by Focusing on Girls

Did you know that children of literate mothers are 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5? These children also are 26 percent less vulnerable to stunting. Tweet This: Children of literate mothers are 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5 and 26%… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Engaging Culture from Long Island to Guatemala

Written by Wendy McMahan

Sherry Varughese visited Guatemala to meet the community where her church has partnered. Lighthouse Community Church in Commack, New York, was engaging with other cultures long before they began to partner with Food for the Hungry (FH). As an ethnically inclusive community in the multicultural… Read More

  Church

Teachers Are My Heroes

Written by Beth Allen

A number of years ago, I spent a workday on the road for Food for the Hungry in the Bolivian highlands. One of my colleagues had a meeting with a rural school director. I didn’t have any official duties on that stop, so I sat in the schoolyard… Read More

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