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What Everybody Ought to Know About Church Partnerships

When I was in youth group in high school, we went to Mexico and built a house for a family who once had nothing but tarps to call home. Read More

  Featured
Social Justice: How We Are Making Moves Toward a More Just World

Social Justice 101: All human beings are born free and equal in human rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit… Read More

  Stories
End Poverty by Becoming A Good Neighbor

“We do not expect any help from our neighbors. They can’t help; in any case, they won’t, because everyone is just fending or grabbing for themselves.”  … Read More

  Church
4 Ways to Grow Closer to God During Lent

We often think of Lent as the time of year when we give something up.  But what if, instead, we made changes in habits instead? What if we took up… Read More

  Devotions
For Spiritual Development, Ask Hard Questions

Success in any context requires overcoming obstacles. In our work life or in our spiritual life, to achieve or accomplish anything significant means doing hard things. Doing hard things means… Read More

  Featured
Why God Cares about Farming and You Should Too

What did you feed your children for lunch and dinner yesterday? Did they have any vegetables? (or at least the option of vegetables, for the pickier kids!) Was it backyard… Read More

  Featured
How Burundi Communities Graduated from Extreme Poverty

Just when I thought our ride on an almost-road in the lush Burundi countryside couldn’t get any more harrowing, the Food for the Hungry driver stopped at a rickety… Read More

  Church
One Sunday to Change the World Through Sponsorship

What if your church could change the world in one weekend? On May 6, 2018, your church can join other congregations across the nation for Hunger Sunday. It’s a time to… Read More

  Featured
How God Is Present in Poor Communities

FH Does Not Bring Christ to Poor Communities  Now you may be wondering if you read that headline correctly. If you follow Food for the Hungry… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Saving South Sudan from Collapse

Alibef Taban’s story of life in South Sudan reads like a horrible game of Jenga. One by one, conflict pulled out the supports his family needed to survive. And now they’re… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Values-Driven Relief and Development

Much has been said over the last four or so decades about why organizations should be values-driven and how to recognize one that is. If you’ve ever flown with Southwest Airlines,… Read More

  Disaster Relief
How Families like Yours are Creating Hope for the Future in Bangladesh

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? I hear so  many answers from the children I know: “ballerina!” “firefighter!” “basketball player!” “astronaut!” “teacher!” All great aspirations,… Read More

  Disaster Relief
My Family Is Displaced, But We're Safe

My family is going through a major home renovation. We’re redoing both bathrooms and our entire kitchen. It’s left our house a shell, with nothing inside that makes it either… Read More

  World Poverty
Are We Raising Kids Who Care for the Poor?

Raising kids with compassionate hearts and generous spirits is not an easy task, especially in today’s world. Though most of us hear heartbreaking world news left and right, it can be… Read More

  Stories
Empowering Parents to Care for Children with Disabilities

Meet Wilmel I want you to meet Wilmel. He lives in the Dominican Republic, in a community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works. Read More

Written by Alex Mwaura
The Modern Day Impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Fight Against Social Injustice

The tiny air-conditioned plane did not prepare me for the heat I was about to experience. As soon as the cabin door opened, a blasting wave of heat was more than a warm welcome to a refugee camp in Turkana, northern Kenya. I was new to the field… Read More

  World Poverty

6 Ways to Pray Leading up to MLK Jr. Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

On January 15, we set aside time to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the influence he had on the Civil Rights Movement and his opposition to poverty. Before his assassination 50 years ago, Dr. King was organizing a march on Washington called the Poor People’s Campaign that would… Read More

  Stories

Corporate Heartbeat: Where Passion Meets Efficiency

Written by Mike Meyers

I recently attended a meeting of the Food for the Hungry leadership in Africa. We talked about the corporate heartbeat that we recently articulated. I was thrilled at the level of understanding and passion invoked by this new guiding statement. The following video explains it. The Heartbeat of FH… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by Wendy McMahan
How One Church Experiences the Joy of Giving

Looking for a focus for your church’s Lent, summer, or other seasonal series? Stanwood Foursquare Church in Stanwood, Washington has found a unique way to center their holidays. They use the Food for the Hungry (FH) gift catalog as an opportunity for their church… Read More

  Church

Water: I Saw A Story of Change in the Dominican Republic

Written by Carrie Woodward

What is new, blue, and changing the lives of thousands of people in a community in the Dominican Republic? Water.   A tiny building on the side of a dirt road in a place called Camarón.   I learned all… Read More

  Stories

Children Thrive When Mothers Pursue Beauty, Goodness, and Truth

Written by Beth Allen

For Sixta Flores, a 38-year-old Bolivian wife and mother, biblical truth held no interest. She attended training meetings with Food for the Hungry because the moms sometimes received little gifts. FH staff pegged Sixta immediately as a potential volunteer leader because of her talkative, joyful personality. In her high-altitude Andean village, babies… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Gary Edmonds
Together: Peace Building in the New Year

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! — Psalm 133:1 (NIV) About every 500 or 600 years, factors converge to bring about a reformation in the world. In 2017, we celebrated the 500th of the Protestant Reformation, and I’m seeing signs that… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Don't Ring in 2018 Without Doing This

Written by Sara Chambers

Another new year is upon us and the older I get, the faster they seem to come. I know I’m not the only one who can’t believe that it’s almost time to change the calendar out again, but alas here we are. Before you blow your noise-maker as the… Read More

  World Poverty

Evidence of Hope This Christmas

Written by Gary Edmonds

For to us a child is born . . . Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end . . . The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. — Isaiah 9:6-7 Have you watched the news recently? Things look dour, don’t they? But,… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by Kendra Szabo
Your Family Can Change Lives by Giving Water Wells

When was the last time you got a glass of water? I tend to get up in the middle of the night, thirsty. I can easily walk to one of the many sinks in my house to get water and then crawl back into bed within about 90 seconds. I’m… Read More

  Stories

The Bible Builds Strong Communities

Written by Beth Allen

We Christians sometimes use fancy language to describe the Bible. We call it the Word of God, the Holy Scripture, or the Good Book. Here’s a new one for you: Building Block. For Guidmon Urcuyo,  the Bible helped put him on the path to leadership in his community of El Limonal,… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

Last-Minute Gifts That Change the World

Written by Sarah Rutledge

Are you stumped on coming up with last-minute gifts? Whether you’re on the hunt for a thoughtful hostess gift or need something meaningful for the family gift exchange, below we’re sharing our top ideas for meaningful that require no shipping and can transform lives rather than add to the commercialism… Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Kendra Szabo
Earthworms: The Easiest Way to Provide Nutrition to Kids Like Yours

I write a lot about worms for this blog. Usually they are stomach worms and something we hate. But this is a different kind of post about worms. This post is about the good kind of worms: earthworms! Across the globe, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) help families… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

Ideas to Survive Christmas Vacation with Your Kids

Written by Mike Meyers

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 the kids who are about to end their summer vacation watch with gloom. I know that feeling. And if you… Read More

  From Our Leadership

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

Written by Wendy McMahan

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 system. The Juzas are part of Orchard Hill Church (OHC), an Iowa church with… Read More

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