The Blog

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Why FH Should Help Widows

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. Read More

  World Poverty
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… Read More

  Featured
Finding Restoration in the Desert

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

  Featured
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… Read More

  FH Culture
3 Ways You Can Volunteer for FH

Volunteering doesn’t always seem very exciting to the average participant. When you volunteer your time at FH, you’re playing a key role… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
How Your Family Can Make a Difference with Earthworms

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… Read More

  Disaster Relief
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… Read More

  Resources
Four Activities to Teach Your Children About Poverty This Summer

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… Read More

  Featured
The Unparented: A Reflection On The Global Day Of Parents

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… 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

  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

Written by Carrie Woodward
Read the Inspiring Highlights of FH's 2017 Annual Report

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

  Featured

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

  Featured

How You Can End Poverty While You Watch Baseball

Written by Kendra Szabo

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

  Featured
Written by Sara Chambers
10 Children's Books to Help You Teach Empathy on International Children's Book Day

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

  Featured

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

  Featured

What Do Prayer and The Butterfly Effect Have in Common?

Written by Beth Allen

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

  Featured
Written by Carrie Woodward
Retrieving Water is the Work of the World's Remarkable Women

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

Why We Should Care About the International Day of Forests

Written by Rosa Hernandez

“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

  Featured
Written by Sara Chambers
Vegetable Seeds: 3 Important Lessons Your Kids Can Learn While Gardening

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

  Featured

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

Photo Essay: Fighting Poverty in Marsabit

Written by Sara Chambers

Mwangi Kirubi is a humanitarian photographer whose mission is to change perceptions of Africa through his lens. As a photographer myself, I can get behind that 100 percent. Mwangi recently visited Kenya to document the work FH is doing there and I was so moved and inspired by… Read More

  Featured
Written by Kendra Szabo
7 Ways You Can Empower Women and Girls Right Now

International Women’s Day was just celebrated on Thursday, March 8 but all of this month continues to be Women’s History Month. In honor of both holidays, we wanted to share with you 7 ways your family can empower women and girls right now through partnering with Food for the Hungry (FH). Read More

  Sponsor Impact

Foreign Aid and the Christian Response

Written by Mike Meyers

Just a few short months ago, I visited Uganda. There I toured a medical clinic that helped me make some powerful realizations. Food for the Hungry (FH) worked with the community there to build the clinic, as a way to address their biggest obstacles at… Read More

  Featured

Volunteer in an Office, Change the World

Written by Wendy McMahan

Have you ever considered that you could work to end poverty while stuffing envelopes? Barbara Chapman, Volunteer Recruiter for Food for the Hungry (FH), sees it happen every day. She connects volunteers in our Phoenix office with opportunities to impact communities globally. “My job is to represent a people who face… Read More

  Church