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A Story of Hope for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner! For many, this is a joyous time to celebrate the incredible dad in their life. For others, it can bring about… Read More

  Disaster Relief
3 Big Reasons Why FH's Disaster Work Needs Partners

As a donor to Food for the Hungry’s disaster work, you may picture FH sending people in khaki vests to the middle of nowhere. And yes,… Read More

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Families Thrive When Nature Thrives

“Ecosystems, species, wild populations, local varieties, and breeds of domesticated plants and animals are shrinking, deteriorating, or vanishing. The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is… Read More

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5 Reasons Why Refugee Children Need Vaccines

When Salamot Khan was just a few months old, his family fled their home in Myanmar to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh. Salamot became one of… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Ending Poverty Together: Finding Beauty Amidst the Devastation

The beauty of Indonesia is incredible. The water is crystal clear, the landscape is green and lush, and mountains can be seen all around the island. This is the… Read More

  Devotions
God's Story: God's Character Matters

This post is the sixth in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. Follow the series, starting with the first post. Read More

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Hope Is Buzzing Louder Than Ever and Transforming Lives

April showers bring May flowers and May flowers bring…Bees! Nothing causes a group of people to scatter like the phrase, “There’s a bee behind you.” Too busy running to safety,… Read More

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5 Reasons Why Healthy Families are Essential to Ending Extreme Poverty

Every 15th of May, the United Nations has designated as International Day of Families. In celebration of this important part of society, we highlight these reasons… Read More

  Devotions
God's Story: History is About Reconciliation

This post is the fifth in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. Follow the series, starting with the first post. … Read More

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How Nehemiah Shows Us That Joy Strengthens Listening

If I told you that joy of the Lord directly strengthened our ability to listen to Him, what would you say? Think about the man named Nehemiah for a second. Read More

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What Do FH and Captain Marvel Have in Common?

It’s that time of year again! Blockbuster films are hitting theaters and among those is “Captain Marvel.” Last month, my husband and I saw the… Read More

  Devotions
What Does It Mean to Practice Resurrection?

A Call to the Good Life I’m a 20-something young woman living in an urban center, so you might be surprised to hear that my spiritual role model… Read More

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Caring for the Earth 365 Days a Year

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to travel with Food for the Hungry (FH) to Guatemala. I met a farmer who forever changed my view on sustainable… Read More

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Taste The World: Causa [Peru]

Food is pretty great, am I right? Food is one area I’ve always loved to be adventurous, because what could go wrong? (Mind you, I’ve never had food… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
5 Things To Include in Your Child Sponsorship Letters

A few times a year, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) send you a letter from your sponsored child. They typically tell you about their favorite classes, their hobbies,… Read More

Written by Jeremy Reis
Reflecting on the Gift of God's Word

The recent distribution of Bibles in a small community in Kenya provided the joyful insight to what it means to a child to receive their very own Bible. Lkisomai, a 12-year-old boy, received God’s Word in his own hands, and stated with delight, “My favorite verse is John 3:16. Read More

  Devotions

Ending Poverty, Together: The "Nature" of Child Sponsorship

Written by Doug Penick

This story is part of our brand-new series “Ending Poverty, Together.” It will be dedicated to sharing the special and inspiring stories of all those who travel to Food for the Hungry fields, whether they are staff members, supporters, or partners. Follow along as each person shares the impact… Read More

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God's Story: "How" Is More Important Than "What"

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the fourth in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. Follow the series, starting with the first post.  Eleuterio and Maria were some of the first people in their Bolivian community to sign up to help with… Read More

  Devotions
Written by Alice Zhang
In Kenya, Clean Water Flows Out of An...ATM?

In the United States, we experience a miracle every time we open a water faucet, turn on the shower, the garden hose, or flush the toilet. We get clean water that is safe to drink and available on demand. Even when there is a drought, which happens in places like California, water… Read More

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These Brands Inspire Us to Care About Forests

Written by Jess Bell

Today, March 21, is the International Day of Forests, but what does that mean? Living in a fairly green country with access to a lot of resources, it is easy to forget the impact of forests on the world as a whole. There are a lot of factors… Read More

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How the Birth of a Rohingya Baby Overcame Tragedy

Written by Beth Allen

Like many moms, Khusida couldn’t wait to meet the baby she had carried for 40 weeks. Her life had been so hard. She and her husband Mohammad had fled violence and bloodshed in Myanmar. Now, they lived with nearly a million other Rohingya refugees in a sprawling camp in neighboring… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Alice Zhang
Photo Essay: International Women's Day Around the Globe

Empowered Women Empower Women In our nearly 50 years of work in the developing world, we’ve seen that when women are empowered, everything changes. By equipping women with training and tools for their own development, entire communities can break the cycle of poverty. They start small businesses that contribute to economic progress, and use… Read More

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The Truth About How You Can Be A Proverbs 31 Woman

Written by Carrie Woodward

Where generations before used cookbooks or recipe cards, I find all of my recipes — from one-pot pasta with creamy tomato sauce to chewy brown sugar chocolate chip cookies — via my Pinterest app. Read More

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Entering Lent with the Right Heart, and Why It Matters

Written by Sarah Rutledge

Tomorrow, many churches will observe Ash Wednesday and begin the season of Lent. Lent is considered one of the most important seasons on the liturgical calendar, spanning from Wednesday, March 6 to April 21 this year. It’s a holy season of 40 days marked by repentance, fasting and prayer, causing us to reflect on Christ’s great… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
How Intergenerational Learning Led Me to K-Drama

I’ve spent 20 years in school, all the way up to an MBA, and did well in classroom settings. But right now, I’m really loving learning through intergenerational learning — where my peers of all ages are my teachers, and the laptop and TV my textbooks. A recent news article caught… Read More

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God's Story: Transformation Is Better Than Development

Written by Wendy McMahan

Many people look at the changes in a community and invoke the word “development.” They’re right; development has certainly occurred. However, we recognize that something more powerful than development has occurred. We use the word “transformation.” More than just a buzzword, transformation is at the heart of everything we do. Read More

  Devotions

How to Use Your Sphere of Influence to Make a Big Impact

Written by Chellsea Fort

What do you think of when you hear the word “influencer”? A pastor? A musician? A politician? Yourself? What is an influencer? When thinking of influencers, the individuals that often come to mind are seen on a… Read More

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Written by Guest
These Story Books Will Change the Next Generation in Burundi

Today’s guest post for International Book Giving Day is written by Joseph Ntakirutimana, the Adult Education Coordinator based in Burundi. Can you go back to your childhood memories to remember when you first scrolled the pages of a story book? Or when you first had someone read a story book… Read More

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Why There Are So Few Women and Girls in Science

Written by Carrie Woodward

Meet Wangari Maathai: Activist, Environmentalist, Author, and Professor Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She encouraged women to plant trees, think ecologically, and championed democracy and women’s rights. The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace… Read More

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The Virtue of Learning Patience

Written by Jeremy Reis

Patience is a word we try and teach our kids, but sometimes shy away from when it comes to our own character building. Read More

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