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  World Poverty
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… Read More

  Stories
6 Ways to Pray Leading up to MLK Jr. Day

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… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Corporate Heartbeat: Where Passion Meets Efficiency

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… Read More

  Church
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. Read More

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

What is new, blue, and changing the lives of thousands of people in a community in the Dominican Republic? Water.   A tiny… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Children Thrive When Mothers Pursue Beauty, Goodness, and Truth

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… Read More

  From Our Leadership
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… Read More

  World Poverty
Don't Ring in 2018 Without Doing This

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… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Evidence of Hope This Christmas

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… Read More

  Stories
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… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
The Bible Builds Strong Communities

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… Read More

  World Poverty
Last-Minute Gifts That Change the World

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… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
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… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Ideas to Survive Christmas Vacation with Your Kids

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Written by Beth Allen
Don't Chicken Out; Help a Family!

For one Bolivian family, breakfast is the happiest meals of the day — and chickens are to blame. Carlos and Paulina Arispe are raising their two daughters, Noelia (age 4) and Rilda (age 5), in one of Bolivia’s poorest villages. Nearly 30 percent of children in this part of… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

The Reformation: A Sandwich of Faith, Hope and Love

Written by Gary Edmonds

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. The greatest of these is love. — 1 Corinthians 13:13   Notice how faith and love sandwich the word hope in 1 Corinthians 13:13? There’s a reason for that. On this 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, let’s pause… Read More

  Church

Child Sponsorship Builds a Family Across Borders

Written by Kendra Szabo

Carlos Nunez is an employee at Food for the Hungry (FH) who works as a field liaison for the Dominican Republic and Haiti. But before he worked for FH, child sponsorship changed his life. Carlos was about 9 years old when he found out he had a sponsor. He was… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Sara Chambers
#MeToo and the Fight Against Sexual Assault

Last week, two simple words flooded most of our social media feeds and opened up a conversation around sexual harassment and assault. Me Too. Women, and a few men, from all over the world used these words to share sentiments of solidarity with others as they simply made the declaration that… Read More

  World Poverty

Clean Water for All: Is This possible?

Written by Sarah Rutledge

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. – Matthew 25:35 ‘Tis the season when you’ll hear us talk a lot about our Food for the Hungry (FH)… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Faith in Action at Our Nation’s Capitol

Written by Elizabeth Van Zyl

Inspiration. Engagement. Relationship building. God’s presence. These things, along with a continued sense of eagerness, are what I’ll take away from our recent two-day engagement as part of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) policy and advocacy efforts with our Nation’s lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Two weeks ago, 22 of our… Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Beth Allen
Give a Goat

If you watched PBS’s “The Vietnam War” like I did, you heard discussion of the Cold War’s Domino Theory. If South Vietnam fell to the Communists, the theory went, all of the countries in the surrounding region would also collapse into Communism, like standing dominoes stacked in… Read More

  World Poverty

It's World Food Day and Children Are Starving

Written by Carrie Woodward

World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe. But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.   Refugee Camp just outside of Adjumani, Uganda about 40 kilometers from the South Sudan border. Read More

  World Poverty

Disaster Reduction: How FH is Minimizing Risk in the Philippines

Written by Kendra Szabo

Friday is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, which is fitting day for us at Food for the Hungry (FH) to honor, as disaster reduction is a huge part of the work that we do all around the globe. We know that, unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to prevent… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Josh Ayers
How Disasters Lock People in Poverty and How to Stop It

Can the world ever eradicate poverty? At Food for the Hungry, we believe it’s possible. In fact, we see progress toward this every day in communities all around the world where we work to ease human suffering and graduate communities from extreme poverty. But, it is an uphill climb. Read More

  Disaster Relief

Helping Communities by Focusing on Girls

Written by Mike Meyers

Did you know that children of literate mothers are 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5? These children also are 26 percent less vulnerable to stunting. Tweet This: Children of literate mothers are 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5 and 26%… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Engaging Culture from Long Island to Guatemala

Written by Wendy McMahan

Sherry Varughese visited Guatemala to meet the community where her church has partnered. Lighthouse Community Church in Commack, New York, was engaging with other cultures long before they began to partner with Food for the Hungry (FH). As an ethnically inclusive community in the multicultural… Read More

  Church
Written by Beth Allen
Teachers Are My Heroes

A number of years ago, I spent a workday on the road for Food for the Hungry in the Bolivian highlands. One of my colleagues had a meeting with a rural school director. I didn’t have any official duties on that stop, so I sat in the schoolyard… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

For the Sake of the Children

Written by Gary Edmonds

Child survival is a phrase used often in the relief and development world. Technically speaking, it’s a measurement of how many children die before reaching age 5. The good news is that child survival rates are going up. In 1990, 90 out of 1,000 little ones around the world died… Read More

  From Our Leadership

How a Community Built a Preschool and Changed Their Future

Written by Kendra Szabo

I don’t think anyone would argue with me saying preschool and kindergarten are important elements of our education system. They lay the groundwork for longer school days and teach children how to learn, as well as beginning education on basic reading, writing and math. They help teach children how to… Read More

  Stories