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  World Poverty
Faith in Action at Our Nation’s Capitol

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… Read More

  World Poverty
Give a Goat

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… Read More

  World Poverty
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… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Disaster Reduction: How FH is Minimizing Risk in the Philippines

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… Read More

  Disaster Relief
How Disasters Lock People in Poverty and How to Stop It

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… Read More

  From Our Leadership
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. Read More

  Church
Engaging Culture from Long Island to Guatemala

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… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Teachers Are My Heroes

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… Read More

  From Our Leadership
For the Sake of the Children

Child survival is a phrase used often in the relief and development world. Technically speaking, it’s a measurement of how many children die before reaching age 5. The good news… Read More

  Stories
How a Community Built a Preschool and Changed Their Future

I don’t think anyone would argue with me saying preschool and kindergarten are important elements of our education system. They lay the groundwork for longer school days and teach children… Read More

  Stories
Attending the Guatemala Prayer Breakfast

The United States National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event held in Washington, D.C., on the first Thursday of February each year. The founder of this event was Abraham Vereide. The… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Despair and Inspiration Collide in the Hard Places

Today I got lost in the deep eyes of a child. A young girl whose stare, both hollow and hopeful, may haunt me, implore me, shame me and inspire me… Read More

  Resources
Back to School ... But Not Everyone

September is back to school month around the United States for 50.7 million children who are buying backpacks and school supplies for the new year. As the long days… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Overcoming a Whale of a Problem

A new car resuscitated my spiritual life. That’s right, I’m feeling closer to the Lord these days due to an updated media system in my new Hyundai. (I traded in… Read More

  Resources
How To Teach Your Child About Poverty

Food for the Hungry’s new eBook, Seven Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Serving the Poor by Jeremy Reis, can help you have some fun with the children… Read More

Written by Kendra Szabo
Deworming Medicine Allows Girl to Attend School Again

I was taking a road trip a week ago and noticed a billboard halfway between Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA that said, “Two or More Absences a Month Make a Child More Likely to Be Held Back.” I’m not sure who paid for the advertisement, but my thought was:… Read More

  Stories

Praying For Parts

Written by Randall Davey

When Christians gather, they inevitably pray. It’s a right and fitting thing to do. They pray to kick off small-group meetings, choir practice, chapel, Sunday worship, Sunday School, seminars on Financial Peace and board meetings. Before every head is bowed and every eye closed, someone generally asks for prayer requests… Read More

  Church

Concern for the Poor Leads Pastor to Guatemala and Washington, DC

Written by Wendy McMahan

Calvary Lutheran Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the longest standing church partners of Food for the Hungry (FH), having worked with FH in Guatemala for the past 18 years. Recently their pastor, Ed Grant, discovered another facet to Calvary’s relationship with… Read More

  Church
Written by Carrie Woodward
How Literacy Transforms Lives

A Life Without Literacy Taslima Begun is a mom from a big family in a rural village in Bangladesh. Because of her family’s poverty, she never got the chance to attend school as a child. Since she saw herself as “cursed” with illiteracy, marriage to an… Read More

  Stories

El Niño: A Dichotomy of Drought and Deluge

Written by Karen Randau

How can the same El Niño weather pattern that causes floods like the one that recently devastated Peru also cause droughts like the one causing famine in east Africa? To quote a singer/songwriter popular in the 1960s: The answer is blowin’ in the wind. Read More

  World Poverty

Responding to the Flooding in South Asia

Written by Matt Ellingson

While so much of the heartbeat of Food for the Hungry lies in the sustainable approaches to development through the creation of durable solutions, there’s no doubting that unexpected events, such as natural disasters, catapult already vulnerable people into devastating situations.  … Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Gary Edmonds
What the Bible Says About Labor

And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. —1 Thessalonians 5:14   In the United States, Labor Day comes around the first Monday of every September. For many, the day means four important… Read More

  From Our Leadership

The Role of Hope in Recovering From Disasters

Written by Mike Meyers

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. —Romans 15:13 Like many, I found the news reports of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation both horrifying and inspiring. Victims. Read More

  Disaster Relief

The body of Christ Responds to Disasters

Written by Beth Allen

When I see the heartbreaking images and hear the stories from the Hurricane Harvey floods, it’s easy to fall into despair. As a Christian who’s worked on disaster response for nearly 20 years, I feel the God-given tug on my heart to help. Like many, I often picture the huge operations run… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Milam Byers
Professional Athletes Making a Difference

From a young age, sports teaches us about teamwork, dedication and what it means to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. For elite athletes, it also offers a platform to make a difference on a global scale. We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with… Read More

  World Poverty

Advocacy in Guatemala

Written by Sara Chambers

  My recent trip to the mountains of Guatemala left me in awe of the work Food for the Hungry does there, and I fell in love with the beautiful people of this rich country. The purpose of our trip was to show people of political influence… Read More

  World Poverty

How to Save When Poverty Prevents Banking

Written by Kendra Szabo

Running to the bank is one of my least favorite chores. Everyone there seems to be in a hurry, but the line is always long. Money issues are rarely fun to deal with, and overall, it’s usually inconvenient and boring like so many chores can be. But have you ever… Read More

  Stories
Written by Sarah Rutledge
3 Heartbreaking Stories That Have Changed My Life

Famine. Drought. Desperation. Dozens of heartbreaking stories with themes like this come across my desk each week. I work in the marketing department at Food for the Hungry, and before we send out emails, social media posts and other similar communications, we ensure that each person’s story is presented with… Read More

  Stories

Prayers of Lay Humanitarian Heroes in Lebanon

Written by Staff Writer

Last week fifteen volunteer educators from churches across Lebanon spent their entire Saturday gathered in the hills above Beirut. They collaborated to coordinate the education programs they offer to over 1,200 vulnerable refugee students in eight different programs. Food for the Hungry’s local implementing partner, the Lebanese Society for Educational… Read More

  Church

Voices From the field: South Sudan Refugees Tell Their Story

Written by Beth Allen

The complexities of the South Sudan refugee crisis are myriad. Merely crossing the border, leaving the war behind, doesn’t end the nightmare. Food for the Hungry is walking alongside refugees and host families in Northern Uganda who are part of the living hell of the world’s worst… Read More

  Disaster Relief