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December is here, and the search is on for the perfect Christmas gift. Many around the world are scrolling through online shops and visiting brick-and-mortar stores to hunt for just… Read More

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When we think of people living in poverty, we often think of how we can help them. But have you ever considered that everyone… Read More

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Santa isn’t the only one making a list and checking it twice. Impoverished communities in the 20+ countries where FH serves are, too. And this year, they’ve added 13 new… Read More

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Creativity Boosted by Child Sponsorship

Some problems require a little extra creativity to solve. And some solutions open new pathways for creativity to blossom, too. Just take Asep for example. He’s a 13-year-old boy in… Read More

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From Sadness to Hope: A Story of an Expanded Family

Alex is just 16 years old. But he’s already endured more sadness than most experience in a lifetime. First, his mom passed away. Then, his dad died, too. By age… Read More

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Couple Now Working as a Team

What does strengthening marriages and families have to do with ending poverty around the world? Everything, as Yalew and his wife Yebirguwal discovered. For years, Yalew and Yebirguwal struggled to… Read More

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How Can I Listen to the Poor?

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year, the first thought of many people was for their own safety and welfare. It can be difficult to listen to the… Read More

  Faith
"God With Us" is Felt in this Nicaraguan Home

Hearing the phrase “God with us” probably brings the Christmas story to mind. Specifically, it is the name Jesus was given: Immanuel, which means “God with us”… Read More

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Food Distribution: A Great Way to Celebrate World Food Day

Food for the Hungry is our name for a reason. From the very beginning 50 years ago, FH has responded to disaster situations in some of the hardest places on… Read More

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A Mother's Kitchen and Life Transformed

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare: A sick child. Her life in danger. And unable to do anything but watch. Sadly, Petronila lived this nightmare for years. All because of a… Read More

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From Food Shortage to Surplus — A Family Garden was the Answer

The food shortage in Soam’s village left him utterly exhausted. He worked hard, long hours. Barely a few minutes went by when he wasn’t doing something to support his wife… Read More

  Faith
How Disturbing Is Injustice?

When you think about the injustices suffered by people around the world, how disturbed are you? Dr. Larry Ward, founder of Food for the Hungry… Read More

  Child Sponsorship
Pray For a Safe Return to School

A safe return to school includes more than avoiding elephants this year in Ndunyuruma Village. The community is located between the lush green slopes of Mount Kenya Forest and the… Read More

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Ducks & Chickens: Small Birds with Big Impact

Ducks and chickens may be small in size. But don’t let their size fool you! They can make a big difference for struggling families living in poverty. Take Pun Kho’s… Read More

  Education
Let's Learn to Read Benefits Burundi's Students

Can you remember learning to read? What was it like? Did you have someone read to you? Did you have a favorite book? A favorite teacher who helped you? Many… Read More

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A Bible and Sponsorship Knit Family Together

It’s a painful problem: No money, no jobs. It’s a constant issue in Bolivia, where Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsored child Deybi lives with his family. Things only got worse when COVID-19 hit and jobs were even harder to find. Parents all over the world made… Read More

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Deep Connection is Found in Spiritual Growth, Teen Learns

Written by Robbie Peterson

A deep connection was Jhulian’s greatest wish. He tried to find it through friendship and his family, but says he continued to feel empty. The 17 year old lived in the Baritan community, in the Malabon area of the Philippines.  It’s part of metro Manila, a huge,… Read More

  Faith

What is the Meaning of "He Who Oppresses the Poor Shows Contempt for their Maker?"

Written by Wendy McMahan

When you think of honoring God, what comes to mind? You may think of worshiping with a crowd of people, spending time with Him, or giving of your finances. Those are certainly all ways to honor God. In Proverbs, we learn of another way to honor God: by showing kindness… Read More

  Faith
Written by Wendy McMahan
God Hears and Answers Us

God hears us, the Bible says. But sometimes when we feel discouraged, it’s difficult to believe that’s true. Maybe that’s why Dr. Larry Ward penned these words on the last page of his Bible: “He listened and heard my cry.” Dr. Ward gleaned this encouragement from… Read More

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Remember Haiti – After the Ground Stops Shaking

Written by Roseann Dennery

I learned of the 2021 Haiti earthquake when my phone began to buzz just past 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. A colleague I had worked with in Haiti told me the news – that the Caribbean island had just been hit with a massive earthquake, registering 7.2 – an even… Read More

  Disaster assistance

Handwashing Stations Support Safe Return to School

Written by Brooke Wente

It was January 2020, just before the start of the pandemic. Indonesian community members, teachers, parents, and FH staff agreed on the importance of a project to install handwashing stations in four local elementary schools. Flash forward to now. Indonesian community members and FH staff are grateful to God and… Read More

  Education
Written by Robbie Peterson
Youth Club Builds Hope in DRC Community

Youth were once heroes in Mutambala, a community within Moba, part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). DRC is one of the most mineral-rich countries in Africa. But the trade in “blood diamonds” funded wars and human rights abuse for decades. The… Read More

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Community Graduation is Cause for Celebration

Written by Robbie Peterson

Community graduation is Food for the Hungry’s goal for every community. When Food for the Hungry (FH) enters a community, it is a partnership. From the beginning, there is an “exit plan.” Eventually, the community graduates. This means they are now self-sustaining. And that is a day of great celebration… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

Rebuilding After Two Hurricanes in Nicaragua

Written by Robbie Peterson

Rebuilding is never easy. For 14-year-old Kency and her family, it was expected to be a nearly insurmountable task. Two devastating hurricanes – Eta and Iota – damaged their home in the Las Cuarentas community of Nicaragua. The second record-breaking storm struck their community just two weeks after the first,… Read More

  Child Sponsorship
Written by Wendy McMahan
Does God Always Answer Public Prayers?

Have you ever spoken confidently about God’s power to rescue in a situation, but secretly wondered if He really would?  Dr. Larry Ward, who founded Food for the Hungry (FH) 50 years ago, trusted God for great things. However, sometimes God didn’t respond in the way… Read More

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A Better Life for Children Started with Training for Parents

Written by Robbie Peterson

A better life for children is key to a healthy community in the future. That’s why Food for the Hungry (FH) focuses on making lives better for children specifically, and their parents too. Rapid Change in Vietnam Community FH has been serving the Lien Minh community in… Read More

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Safe Water and Much More Arrives with a Well

Written by Robbie Peterson

Safe water was what Nargis needed. The 28-year-old mother lives in the Borobogi community of Bangladesh. But for so long, she didn’t understand how many of her problems were tied to her family’s need of clean water. Like so many other families near their home, she and… Read More

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Family's Adventure in Giving Back Started at a Concert

The Bolke family’s adventure in giving back started at a concert. Melanie and Tom Bolke attended TobyMac’s “Hits Deep Tour” with their son, Jeremiah, five years ago near their home. During a break in the Christian hip-hop artist’s performance, a speaker briefly introduced the audience to… Read More

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Special Video Messages for FH Sponsors

Written by Brooke Wente

Video is one of the best ways to see first-hand how your sponsorship is making an impact in your sponsored child’s life and in their community! That’s why we’re excited to share video updates from each country where Food for the Hungry has… Read More

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Family Gardens Grow New Life in Guatemala

Written by Robbie Peterson

Poor nutrition was a part of life in the community where Gloria lives with her family. The mother of five children ranging in age from 3 to 15 years, she didn’t know that simple family gardens could solve her family’s problems. She felt helpless as she watched each of them… Read More

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