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How Humanitarian Workers Change Lives

On this World Humanitarian Day, we say thank you to the people who end poverty worldwide. Over 98% of Food for the Hungry’s worldwide humanitarian workers serve within their own country. Read More

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We Pursue Beauty: This Could be the Best Part of Your Day

If you’re anything like me, getting on the internet and especially social media can feel like walking into a field of land mines. Between fake news, disparaging debate, and sad… Read More

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How You Can Help Create Safe Places On International Youth Day

Sacred Places and Safe Spaces My favorite writer-philosopher-activist, Wendell Berry, once put in a poem, There are no unsacred places;… Read More

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3 Ways FH is Reconciling Relationships Between Indigenous Groups

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This day recognizes indigenous populations as some of the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Read More

  Disaster Relief
How You Can Help a Family -- For Peanuts

Cecilia Akwero is eating every day, and you could say the cost of vanquishing her family’s hunger was peanuts. Literally. Cecilia, a widow, is one of millions of South Sudanese refugees… Read More

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Back to School: 3 Ways to Teach Students About Poverty in the Classroom

Back to school was always an exciting time. As a kid, I remember laying out my strategically planned outfit on my bed the night before. I had each detail planned… Read More

  From Our Leadership
World Breastfeeding Week: How Breastfeeding Contributes to Ending Poverty

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week, a week focused on the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. Why do that? Because the World Alliance for… Read More

  Featured
Your Friendship Can Prevent Human Trafficking

The Kangaroo in Canberra Life in the 21st century is full of challenges, conflicts, and surprises. Just last month,… Read More

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Updates from the Field: The Power of Cascade Groups

Every year our team compiles a country update for all child sponsors. This update shares what has been happening in the country where their sponsored child lives and gives them… Read More

  Church
Discovering the “Mission” in Mission Trips

How much can a mission team accomplish in one or two weeks overseas? It depends on a number of factors, but the most important factor is the year-round relationship that… Read More

  World Poverty
How Savings, Farm Animals Overcame a Jail Sentence

Salim and her two children lived in miserable conditions in Rwanda, after her husband was jailed. But a Food for the Hungry (FH) savings group helped Salim regain not only… Read More

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Considering the Life and Values of Nelson Mandela

Today is Nelson Mandela International Day. It commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. The UN General Assembly launched Nelson Mandela International… Read More

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The 5 Stages of Grief and Loss: Remembering the Children

Remembering the Children There will come a moment in your life if it hasn’t already when the world stops and the gravity of mortality will hit you like a ton of… Read More

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World Cup 2018: Reflections on the Magic of Soccer

As fans don jerseys worldwide, leading up to the World Cup final on July 15, I’m reminded by the undeniable magic soccer has to unite communities around the… Read More

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

Featured Image graphic from the film He Named Me Malala.  Today is Malala Yousafzai’s 21st birthday and is celebrated as Malala Day. The United Nations as it commemorates… Read More

Written by Carrie Woodward
How Do You Count People In Poverty?

How Do You Count People In Poverty? The Economist commented in October 2015, “The number of poor people is declining, but the data are fuzzy.” Finally, The Economist concludes, “Counting the poor, it seems, is almost… Read More

  Devotions

5 Companies to Support on World Chocolate Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

July 6 is World Chocolate Day — perhaps one of the best holidays of the year if you love chocolate as much as I do. The unfortunate reality is that many of the world’s top chocolate companies utilize child labor in their production. (click here for more) This… Read More

  Resources

9 Quotes from our Founding Fathers on Advocating for the Poor

Written by Alice Zhang

This July 4, the US is turning 242 years old. Considering that the youngest country in the world is only turning seven this year, in contrast, 242 is a pretty long time. While it’s been a tumultuous year around the globe in both political and… Read More

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Written by Guest
From Intern to Full-time

I distinctly remember the first time I held a letter from one of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) sponsored children. It was my first day as an intern. All around the letter’s edges were the smallest, dust-colored fingerprints. I rubbed my own thumb over them and had to smile. Somewhere in… Read More

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Relationships Make the Difference in Church Partnerships

Written by Wendy McMahan

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Tina Schuler and her family knew the answer was Bolivia, a mountainous country in South America. Why? Because a trip to Bolivia would allow them to meet their sponsored child! Discovering Bolivia… Read More

  Church

I Was A Child Sponsorship Skeptic

Written by Carrie Woodward

Skeptic magazine is a publication by an organization called “The Skeptics Society.” The stories ask big questions about belief and about science. Are there aliens out there? Is climate change real? Did Jesus actually exist?   When I was in college, I was skeptical about a lot… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
Why FH Should Help Widows

In any community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, needy widows come to the top of the list of people we help. Jacinta is a partially-blind widow in Mozambique. Not only has she lost a husband, but all seven of her children have died.  She showed up in the community… Read More

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

Written by Kendra Szabo

Wednesday, 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, but we also know that we are called to be the hands and feet of our Lord. That can… Read More

  World Poverty

Finding Restoration in the Desert

Written by Gary Edmonds

Yesterday was World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This day acknowledges that desertification and drought are global problems and that joint action by the international community is needed to combat them, particularly in Africa. de·sert·i·fi·ca·tion dəˌzərdəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/ noun The process by which fertile land… Read More

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Written by Mike Meyers
The Coffee and The Kiss: a Reflection on Father’s Day

My wife casually popped into our room last weekend and reminded me that this coming Sunday was Father’s Day. I forgot it was approaching. She, of course, asked what I wanted to do, and I was quick to respond, “just be a father.” I spend quite a bit… Read More

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World Day Against Child Labor: Our Hands Tell a Story

Written by Samantha Harper

Our Hands Tell a Story Look down at your hands for a moment.  Reflect on the story that your hands tell.  While perhaps your hands are soft and gentle to care for those who are ill.  Maybe your hands have paper cuts on them from sorting documents on your office… Read More

  Featured

3 Ways You Can Volunteer for FH

Written by Shelby Jackson

Volunteering doesn’t always seem very exciting to the average participant. When you volunteer your time at FH, you’re playing a key role in ending extreme poverty. The mission of Food for the Hungry (FH) is highly dependent on our groups of faithful volunteers. Read More

  FH Culture
Written by Kendra Szabo
How Your Family Can Make a Difference with Earthworms

I’m sure you know the importance of vegetables, I don’t need to tell you. Even if you (or more likely — your children) don’t like them, there’s no denying the nutritional value. They’re an imperative part of the food pyramid (or food plate now.) Around the… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

A Slow-Building Genocide: The Anticipated Floods in Bangladesh

Written by Gary Edmonds

The word genocide begs a violent connotation. It fills my mind with images of rage and unrelenting noise. It kills with machetes and fire. But not all genocides move with the quick pace of a beating heart. Some are slow and calculated. Some kill with the mere denial… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Four Activities to Teach Your Children About Poverty This Summer

Written by Carrie Woodward

Get ready for a special summer with these four activities that will help you teach your children that will grow you closer as a family and cultivate hearts of empathy within your children. See: Read a beautifully-illustrated picture book that is a window to others’ lives. … Read More

  Resources