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  World Poverty
How Can You Help Create World Peace?

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

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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… Read More

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5 Places to Buy Jewelry and Help Women

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… Read More

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

  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… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
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… Read More

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4 Ways to Celebrate International Literacy Day

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… Read More

  Devotions
How Your Giving Can Affirm Worth Instead Of Inspiring Shame

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… Read More

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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… Read More

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Education: A Common Experience

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… Read More

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Tomoyo: A Surprising Case for Hope

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… Read More

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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… Read More

  Church
City on a Hill: When the Local Church Reaches Out

  “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… Read More

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5 Places to Shop and Save (the World)

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. Read More

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How Humanitarian Workers Change Lives

On this World Humanitarian Day, we say thank you to the people who end poverty worldwide. Over 98% of Food for the Hungry’s worldwide humanitarian workers serve within their own country. Read More

Written by Kendra Szabo
5 Companies to Support on World Chocolate Day

July 6 is World Chocolate Day — perhaps one of the best holidays of the year if you love chocolate as much as I do. The unfortunate reality is that many of the world’s top chocolate companies utilize child labor in their production. (click here for more) This… Read More

  Resources

9 Quotes from our Founding Fathers on Advocating for the Poor

Written by Alice Zhang

This July 4, the US is turning 242 years old. Considering that the youngest country in the world is only turning seven this year, in contrast, 242 is a pretty long time. While it’s been a tumultuous year around the globe in both political and… Read More

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From Intern to Full-time

Written by Guest

I distinctly remember the first time I held a letter from one of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) sponsored children. It was my first day as an intern. All around the letter’s edges were the smallest, dust-colored fingerprints. I rubbed my own thumb over them and had to smile. Somewhere in… Read More

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Written by Wendy McMahan
Relationships Make the Difference in Church Partnerships

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Tina Schuler and her family knew the answer was Bolivia, a mountainous country in South America. Why? Because a trip to Bolivia would allow them to meet their sponsored child! Discovering Bolivia… Read More

  Church

I Was A Child Sponsorship Skeptic

Written by Carrie Woodward

Skeptic magazine is a publication by an organization called “The Skeptics Society.” The stories ask big questions about belief and about science. Are there aliens out there? Is climate change real? Did Jesus actually exist?   When I was in college, I was skeptical about a lot… Read More

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Why FH Should Help Widows

Written by Beth Allen

In any community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, needy widows come to the top of the list of people we help. Jacinta is a partially-blind widow in Mozambique. Not only has she lost a husband, but all seven of her children have died.  She showed up in the community… Read More

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Written by Kendra Szabo
6 Ways You Can Help the Refugee Crisis on World Refugee Day

Wednesday, June 20 is World Refugee Day. As believers, we know God has a special place in his heart for the defenseless, and that is worth honoring on such a day, but we also know that we are called to be the hands and feet of our Lord. That can… Read More

  World Poverty

Finding Restoration in the Desert

Written by Gary Edmonds

Yesterday was World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This day acknowledges that desertification and drought are global problems and that joint action by the international community is needed to combat them, particularly in Africa. de·sert·i·fi·ca·tion dəˌzərdəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/ noun The process by which fertile land… Read More

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The Coffee and The Kiss: a Reflection on Father’s Day

Written by Mike Meyers

My wife casually popped into our room last weekend and reminded me that this coming Sunday was Father’s Day. I forgot it was approaching. She, of course, asked what I wanted to do, and I was quick to respond, “just be a father.” I spend quite a bit… Read More

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Written by Samantha Harper
World Day Against Child Labor: Our Hands Tell a Story

Our Hands Tell a Story Look down at your hands for a moment.  Reflect on the story that your hands tell.  While perhaps your hands are soft and gentle to care for those who are ill.  Maybe your hands have paper cuts on them from sorting documents on your office… Read More

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3 Ways You Can Volunteer for FH

Written by Shelby Jackson

Volunteering doesn’t always seem very exciting to the average participant. When you volunteer your time at FH, you’re playing a key role in ending extreme poverty. The mission of Food for the Hungry (FH) is highly dependent on our groups of faithful volunteers. We need dedicated individuals… Read More

  FH Culture

How Your Family Can Make a Difference with Earthworms

Written by Kendra Szabo

I’m sure you know the importance of vegetables, I don’t need to tell you. Even if you (or more likely — your children) don’t like them, there’s no denying the nutritional value. They’re an imperative part of the food pyramid (or food plate now.) Around the… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Gary Edmonds
A Slow-Building Genocide: The Anticipated Floods in Bangladesh

The word genocide begs a violent connotation. It fills my mind with images of rage and unrelenting noise. It kills with machetes and fire. But not all genocides move with the quick pace of a beating heart. Some are slow and calculated. Some kill with the mere denial… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Four Activities to Teach Your Children About Poverty This Summer

Written by Carrie Woodward

Get ready for a special summer with these four activities that will help you teach your children that will grow you closer as a family and cultivate hearts of empathy within your children. See: Read a beautifully-illustrated picture book that is a window to others’ lives. … Read More

  Resources

The Unparented: A Reflection On The Global Day Of Parents

Written by Gary Edmonds

Back around 2008 and 2009, I often traveled to impoverished places to lead discussions and facilitate workshops. I went into Delft, which is a violent township outside of Cape Town in South Africa. This township, with a population of almost 700,000 people, had massive unemployment and a low graduation rate. Read More

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