The Blog

  Sponsor Impact
How FH helped a veteran find life after war

On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives in military service. Far too many of the countries where Food for the Hungry works have lost their best and… Read More

  Stories
The Miracle Tree in Marsabit County, Kenya

The Miracle Tree Have you heard about the miracle tree?   Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, multi-purpose tree native to… Read More

  Featured
Seeing Through The Dirt

  What does it take to grow? Well, that’s a loaded and complex question now, isn’t it? Am I referring to the business, influence, spiritual, intellect, or horticulture?  Some of… Read More

  FH Culture
How Will FH's New Building Impact Our Work

Last week our CEO at Food for the Hungry (FH) Gary Edmonds brought FH’s Phoenix staff together for some updates. One of those updates included FH moving our headquarters… Read More

  Church
Seven Small Ways Your Church Can Make a Big Impact

Does world poverty seem like an overwhelming task? We often talk to church leaders who want to make a personal connection with people living in poverty, but they know that… Read More

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Empower Not Replace: A Reflection on International Day of Families

United Nations observes today as the International Day of Families, a day that provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues that families deal… Read More

  World Poverty
5 Reasons You Should Still Pay Attention to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The Rohingya refugee crisis started in August of 2017. 655,000 Rohingya poured into Bangladesh in an attempt at escaping persecution in Myanmar. They settled into Cox’s Bazar where conditions are hard-pressed to… Read More

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Why Mother's Day is Really About Peace and Unity

Mother’s Day is almost here and if you’re like me, you’re hoping for a homemade card, breakfast, and for someone else to do the dishes. There might even be flowers… Read More

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Sacrifices and Rewards: Why Teachers Play an Important Role in Our Lives

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela Part of the purpose of Food for the Hungry (FH) is to graduate… Read More

  Disaster Relief
How FH Helps Your Sponsored Child in a Disaster

When disaster strikes our communities, Food for the Hungry (FH) always contacts our child sponsors to inform them of the situation. But even before that call or email, myriad FH… Read More

  Devotions
Add Your Prayers to the Praises of Children Around the World

Have You Prayed for the Vulnerable Today? Ephesians 6 encourages Christians, “Put on the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11 ESV). His truth, His peace, the gift of… Read More

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How One Drawing and Sponsorship Connected Two Families 2,500 Miles Apart

In preparation for my week-long departure from my 4-year-old son to Guatemala, I made sure to inform him why it was important for mommy to be gone. My son, curious… Read More

  Stories
How Your Giving Heart Literally Saved a Life

I’m going to go out on a ledge here and guess that you’re a compassionate person. If you’re here reading this blog, I’m guessing you care about Food for the… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Why Malaria Eradication is Possible

Malaria is one of the world’s worst diseases. In 2016 alone, malaria-infected over 216 million people. The very old and the very young suffer the worst; 70% of the… Read More

  Featured
Bridging the Generational Gap in Volunteering

Many of our volunteers tend to be retired adults. It makes sense, they have time and are dedicated to the cause of ending poverty for the vulnerable. But we… Read More

Written by Gary Edmonds
Living In The Balance: An Earth Day Reflection

Back when I lived in Washington, I would often notice that the local parks near our home would be covered in trash and debris following major university sporting events. Students would walk home and leave the evidence of their fun spread all over the outdoor public spaces. This… Read More

  Featured

A Congressional Vision Trip and the Case for Foreign Assistance

Written by Lucas Koach

Doing development work is complex and nuanced. There is a myriad of factors that FH must consider and execute in order for communities to really rise out of extreme poverty. We often say that our solutions are holistic meaning that they have to address each part of the person. Our… Read More

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Pastors Discover Vibrant People in Lima, Peru

Written by Wendy McMahan

The first thing Aaron Coe noticed after landing in Lima, Peru was the sheer volume of people. “It’s a city of 11 million people,” Aaron commented. “Driving on your way from the airport to the hotel, you’d notice vans had been converted to buses and were holding 15-20… Read More

  Church
Written by Mike Meyers
4 Books That Help Me Lead at Food for the Hungry

Recently our entire marketing team set out to do a strengths finder test. This assessment is made up of a set of timed questions forcing you to choose how you identify with a range of identifying characteristics. It can be quite telling when you look at a grid of… Read More

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Read the Inspiring Highlights of FH's 2017 Annual Report

Written by Carrie Woodward

Highlights of the 2017 Annual Report Pause. Think about 2017. Growing innovation. Natural disasters. Political tensions. Changing cultures. And in the midst of that, Food for the Hungry (FH) faithfully pursued the vision of ending all forms of poverty worldwide. Read the full annual report… Read More

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How School Libraries Could Impact 775 Million People

Written by Rosa Hernandez

When was the last time you read a book or a magazine or the back of the cereal box or even a sign on the road? Most of us would respond with “today”. For 775 million people though, that is not the case. For 775 million people around the… Read More

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Written by Kendra Szabo
How You Can End Poverty While You Watch Baseball

If you love baseball, then let’s celebrate the upcoming season together. But did you know that you can help end poverty while you enjoy baseball? Seriously! You’re probably familiar with us here at Food for the Hungry (if not, welcome here!) So you already know… Read More

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10 Children's Books to Help You Teach Empathy on International Children's Book Day

Written by Sara Chambers

Reading has always been one of my favorite obsessions, ehhh, I mean hobbies. My to-read list is long and full of so many books that I can’t possibly get through them all at the pace that I add to it. I would spend hours at the library… Read More

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How to Celebrate Good Friday Amidst Trial

Written by Sara Chambers

This year has been particularly difficult for me and my family. So, when holidays approach, I’m left with feelings of obligation from traditions that are intended to invite celebration, but instead, add to my overwhelm. So instead of trying to ignore this season, by numbing my anxieties, which was an option that crossed… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
What Do Prayer and The Butterfly Effect Have in Common?

Signing up for Food for the Hungry’s April 19 Prayer and Praise Facebook event is a great way to change the world. We’ll provide you with specific prayer requests for children, communities, and countries worldwide. If you’re a child sponsor with FH, we invite you to pray for your… Read More

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Retrieving Water is the Work of the World's Remarkable Women

Written by Carrie Woodward

Today is World Water Day. And when I think about the importance of water, I remember how just a few months ago, I watched an elderly woman lug a plastic 5-gallon bucket full of water up a steep, muddy hill. Her name is Virginia. She was reenacting her… Read More

  World Poverty

6 Poems You Should Read For World Poetry Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

In honor of World Poetry Day this week, I wanted to share six poems with you about poverty, war, child labor, justice, and God. Poetry provides us a powerful insight into the perspective of others, and a is a phenomenal outlet for self-expression. I hope you enjoy. To… Read More

  Featured
Written by Rosa Hernandez
Why We Should Care About the International Day of Forests

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”  ― Chris Maser, Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest In 2012 the United Nations saw the need to raise awareness of the importance… Read More

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Vegetable Seeds: 3 Important Lessons Your Kids Can Learn While Gardening

Written by Sara Chambers

My 4-year-old son loves to help in the garden at his grandma’s house. She has spent a ton of time, care, and attention growing a wide variety of produce. She’s got everything from carrots and chard to green beans and blueberries. It’s thrilling for him to go out to the… Read More

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5 Myths about Child Sponsorship

Written by Beth Allen

I started working for Food for the Hungry (FH) over two decades ago, believing myriad myths about child sponsorship. Within a few short weeks of joining the staff in Bolivia 1995, most of those myths were busted. Below are some myths that I believed at the start, while some of these come… Read More

  Sponsor Impact