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As heaven-bound migrants, what's our responsibility to the world?

2018 hasn’t been an easy year. Gloomy headlines tell of migrant caravans and boatloads of refugees off the Italian coast. Stories about the Rohingya refugees paint dire pictures… Read More

  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

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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

Written by Alice Zhang
What are free-range chickens doing in Nicaragua?

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

  Sponsor Impact

How Can You Help Create World Peace?

Written by Carrie Woodward

In August 2017, Nosima Khatu’s family was happy. It was long into a late night of celebration when they were surrounded by the sounds of chaos at the home next door. Nosima rushed outside. She nearly passed out as she dizzily watched what happened next. She stood there. Read More

  World Poverty

What Do Community Graduation and a Train Board Have in Common?

Written by Beth Allen

When Food for the Hungry enters a community, our first step is to help parents and community leaders dream of graduation day. One sunny day in Guatemala’s highlands, I sat in a church listening to men and women talk about their community’s future.  They hunched over large pieces of newsprint paper,… Read More

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Written by Samantha Harper
How Leading by Faith is Changing Cultural Norms

Come with me across the world to Cambodia, where we can bear witness to the leadership Jesus modeled to us as followers of God’s word.  Miss Koam Trok is a 42 year old woman living in the Rohal Village located in Ta Siem commune is pioneering a path for women… Read More

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5 Places to Buy Jewelry and Help Women

Written by Kendra Szabo

If you’re anything like me, you love jewelry. But like anything else, so much of it is produced in poor conditions, often utilizing slave labor or even child labor. I already shared with you five great chocolate companies (click here to read it if you haven’t)… Read More

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3 Things Christians Should Know About the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act

Written by Mike Meyers

  It’s easy for us as Christians to steep ourselves into the scriptures. We think about them as hypotheticals or theory, but you can’t separate word from deed. We know that the Bible is filled with passages about serving the vulnerable, but sometimes even followers of Jesus are hesitant… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
There's Power in Truth and Hope

It’s sad and unfortunate that I can mention suicide anywhere in the world, and know that people in any culture will understand. At Food for the Hungry, we sometimes hear sad news about suicides of children in our programs – yes, children. With tears and prayers, we record the children’s names on a… Read More

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4 Ways to Celebrate International Literacy Day

Written by Alice Zhang

International Literacy Day, on September 8, is a moment to both celebrate achievements and take a look at what needs to be done in the years ahead. Even today, there are at least 750 million adults, including 102 million adolescents, who lack basic literacy skills. Imagine reading the following on… Read More

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How Your Giving Can Affirm Worth Instead Of Inspiring Shame

Written by Carrie Woodward

A Story from My Childhood There are a few stories from my childhood that often get retold around the dinner table when I go home for holidays. Most are pretty innocent and only mildly embarrassing. Then there’s the time my mom filled a glass vase with fresh flowers… Read More

  Devotions
Written by Kendra Szabo
5 Ways You Can Help the Fight for Global Fair Labor

Monday, September 3 is Labor Day. It’s a day that we as Americans can celebrate all those who came before us to fight for 40-hour work weeks, weekends, breaks, paid vacation, minimum wage, FMLA, sick leave, and child labor laws. What a joyous holiday to celebrate! Unfortunately, around the globe,… Read More

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Education: A Common Experience

Written by Gary Edmonds

We’ve all been watching as parents send their children off to their first day of school. There are plenty of smiling pictures, some with signs indicating their grade and what they hope to become at this age, but there’s one thing that they all have in common. Deep down inside,… Read More

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Tomoyo: A Surprising Case for Hope

Written by Alice Zhang

Whether in the developed or developing world, hope is a make-it-or-break-it factor that allows people to dream beyond their current reality. Oftentimes, it’s easy to default to talking about ending poverty through simply providing resources like education, clean water, and livelihood training—and forgetting about hope. Food for the Hungry (FH)… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
Why Participation Is Not the End Goal of Development

Brutal Honesty As an organization with the goal of ending all forms of poverty worldwide, Food for the Hungry (FH) works in the space of international community development to graduate communites from extreme poverty. FH walks alongside people in communities who are hungry, sick, and have needs… Read More

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City on a Hill: When the Local Church Reaches Out

Written by Wendy McMahan

  “What would be lost, and how would the world be worse off, if our church ceased to exist?” – Father Gary Nicolosi, “Seven Questions Every Church Should Ask”    Food for the Hungry (FH) partners with churches around the world. Some of these churches,… Read More

  Church

5 Places to Shop and Save (the World)

Written by Kendra Szabo

If you’re anything like me at all, you love shopping. But even if you’re not, you still have to wear clothes so I’m sure you shop from time to time. Have you ever paused to think about where the clothes you buy and wear come from? Who made them? Was… Read More

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