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  World Poverty
3 Tips for Conscious Christmas Shopping

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, I’ve been revisiting my thoughts about how my daily purchases impact the rest of the world. We live in a world where… Read More

  Resources
Download FREE Digital Wallpaper of Art Inspired by People Around the World

We asked female artists to each create original artwork to illustrate pages in a 2019 Food for the Hungry (FH) calendar. Each work is inspired by people FH serves around the world, with… Read More

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We Don’t Ship Sheep But We Do Support Local Economies

Every year, Food for the Hungry (FH) gets questions about how we get items donated through our gift catalog to… Read More

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Pick up a Pen: It's National Letter Writing Day

I am enamored with the idea of receiving a letter. Not the kind that contains a bill, or is from a bank trying to convince me to sign up for… Read More

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Calling All "Plant Moms" and Environmentalists on World Soil Day

One of my friends who’s an environmental engineer used to always make the distinction when we went hiking. Whenever one of us dusted up the trail or trekked… Read More

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Download Your FREE Holiday-Inspired Digital Wallpaper Today

Christ is the fulfillment of hope for the whole world!  Isaiah 9:6 reminds us of this. And with this free wallpaper download, you’ll keep your mind and heart focused on… Read More

  Devotions
Giving Rhythms and the Spirit of Generosity

My Lemonade Stand Story When I was around eight years old, my best friend and I set up a lemonade stand on the end of her street. We… Read More

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Six Ways to Share the Spirit of Thanksgiving Year Round

In many families, the practice of giving thanks is one that is delegated to the dinner table at Thanksgiving. While it is a great tradition to go around the table… Read More

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How Do You Shape Thankful Hearts with Family?

What do free time and the holidays have in common? Frankly, not always a lot, since holidays can be an busy time of year. But when I do carve out free… Read More

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When Nature Calls: World Toilet Day 2018

We’ve all been there. Dealing with the toddler that swore he didn’t need to potty before the long road trip.. and suddenly needs to make an emergency pitstop, because he… Read More

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What Do Preparing for College and Escaping Poverty Have in Common?

Last week, my 7th grade daughter came to me with a declarative statement so unexpected, I had to take a deep breath before I responded. She said, “I know where… Read More

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The Future is Female: Behind the Scenes of Your 2019 Artist's Edition Calendar

Ordered something from the 2018 gift catalog? Read on to learn more about the complimentary 2019 artist’s edition wall calendar, included FREE with any purchase! (Note: A mailing… Read More

  Devotions
How to Build a Culture of Peace

When I was younger, I thought the best way to live peacefully was to never disagree with anyone. Disagreement could lead to conflict and conflict could be uncomfortable and messy. As… Read More

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How Child Sponsorship Cultivates FH's Five Values

Since Food for the Hungry (FH) released our Heartbeat, the guiding principles that lead us toward our mission to end poverty, it has been… Read More

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5 Early Childhood Development Toys for Your Toddler

The earliest years of a child’s life are the time of greatest brain development and opportunity. Children’s early experiences and environments build the foundation for future health, education, and life… Read More

Written by Elizabeth Van Zyl
5 Pieces of Poverty-Related Legislation You Should Support this Fall

As you’re updating your voter registration and reading up on candidates ahead of midterm elections on November 6, add one more thing to your political to-do list: advocate for the following international poverty-focused legislation. While foreign assistance makes up less than 0.5% of the federal budget,… Read More

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This Quiz Tells You Which Gift Catalog Item to Give Based On Your Daily Routine

Written by Carrie Woodward

 This Quiz Will Tell You Which Gift Catalog Item to Give This quiz will help you make one decision a little bit easier. The Food for the Hungry 2018 Gift Catalog is full of so many great options! Will you give to clean water in… Read More

  World Poverty

The Story That Matters Most

Written by Wendy McMahan

Have you ever experienced a moment that broadened your view of the world? I have a friend who ministers to youth in Watts, Los Angeles. He told me a story. The neighborhood of Watts has come a long way since the Watts Riots of the 1960’s and its more recent… Read More

  Church
Written by Carrie Woodward
This Is the Tool That Totally Changed My Life in Community

Attitudes of a Community Developer In my office, I have a poster hanging on the wall. It’s based on a list that I stole from Bryant Myers’ book Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development. (By the way, that book is… Read More

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What If Groceries Took Up 50% of Your Income?

Written by Sara Chambers

My family has a healthy food and grocery budget. I like to buy fresh produce and organic meat. I opt for low sugar snacks and cereal is expensive when my 4-year-old wants two bowls for breakfast. Every week, I log on to my local grocer’s website and I create my digital… Read More

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World Food Day: New Hope for Farming Fathers

Written by Beth Allen

Organizations like Food for the Hungry commemorate World Food Day to remember those who go to bed with empty stomachs every night. But we also celebrate how vulnerable farmers all over the world now feed their families regular, nutritious meals. You may think that charities like FH use donations to hand out food. Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Andrea Hamilton
World Food Day - 1 in 820 Million

Join Food for the Hungry as we celebrate World Food Day and raise awareness for those around the world that suffer from food insecurity. Each year, over 150 countries celebrate World Food Day, shining a light on the different issues that prevent millions of people from accessing nutritious food. Read More

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The Life-Changing Magic of Rubber Boots

Written by Alice Zhang

Fall is almost synonymous with breaking out the boots in America, and that means ankle boots, snow boots, rubber boots, riding boots, Chelsea boots, over-the-knee boots and more. Yet, do you know which boots have the real, life-changing magic to save lives? Rain boots. To understand how, it’s… Read More

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The Power of a Pad: Menstruation in the Developing World

Written by Sara Chambers

Crimson Tide, Time of the Month, Female Troubles, Aunt Flo, On the Rag, and Red Tide. These are all euphemisms for menstruation that you’ve likely heard before.  A study conducted by the International Women’s Health Coalition found that there are about 5,000 slang words used to refer to menstruation in 10 different… Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Alice Zhang
Meet Mike B. Meyers: Q&A with Food for the Hungry’s New CEO

Mike B. Meyers has been appointed Food for the Hungry’s newest CEO to succeed Gary Edmonds, as of October 1. Meyers joined Food for the Hungry in 2012 and has served as the organization’s Chief Development Officer for the past four years. In his role, he oversaw FH’s global… Read More

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Teachers Put Children on New Paths

Written by Beth Allen

Think for a moment: Are there teachers who changed your life? Many of us remember teachers who put us on new directions. Or maybe you can think of a teacher who came into your child’s life at exactly the right time. Sokros, age 17, is one of myriad children in… Read More

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7 Fun Trunk-or-Treat Ideas With a Christian Twist

Written by Alice Zhang

Is your church throwing a fall harvest festival or trick-or-treat alternative to Halloween? Celebrate the fall with “trunk or treat,” a tailgate-like event that involves decorating the trunk of your car to celebrate the season! Pumpkin spice lattes are out, the leaves are beginning to change… Read More

  Church
Written by Sara Chambers
Letter Writing isn't a Dying Art in Child Sponsorship

What is it about getting a handwritten letter in the mail? Not an email, or a text message or some kind random shout out on Instagram or Facebook, but a handwritten note. In all honesty, I’m a bit sad that this is a dying art and it’s… Read More

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You Might Be Surprised by the Best Ways to Support Coffee Growers

Written by Carrie Woodward

 When I was a child, my dad rose early in the morning, shuffled to the kitchen in well-worn slippers, and used the drip coffee pot to brew a cup of Folgers Classic Roast coffee. Those red canisters were a familiar part of my childhood. Even while the… Read More

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What are free-range chickens doing in Nicaragua?

Written by Alice Zhang

Maybe you’ve thought about raising chickens in your own backyard, with the nutritional benefit of having your own organic eggs for consumption. But in places like Nicaragua, chickens stretch way farther than just providing eggs benedict for Sunday brunch. In FH’s yearly gift catalog, chickens are near the top of our fields’ “wishlists.” Why? Because people like Leonsa… Read More

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