The Blog

  Featured
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

  Featured
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
The Daily Abuse of Forgotten Women in Poverty

In March, we observe Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year, the theme focuses on women who advocate for the rights and equality of women–illustrating, in the words of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, that women aren’t the problem, but the… Read More

  Featured

How a Mom Stopped Violence -- With Hugs

Written by Beth Allen

For Lita Trujillo, a mother in Peru, inherited family violence stretched back multiple generations. “My grandma punished my mother and her siblings in the mornings, while everybody slept. Grandma used to throw freezing water on them, then spank them with different things like leather belts and hard wooden sticks,”… Read More

  Featured

How Your Family Can Bring Hope to Refugees

Written by Kendra Szabo

You’ve heard us at Food for the Hungry (FH) talking to about the Rohingya refugee crisis. There are over 688,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar currently settled in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. It’s an area that is far too small to support the people who so desperately need to be there. There… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Sara Chambers
What Everybody Ought to Know About Church Partnerships

When I was in youth group in high school, we went to Mexico and built a house for a family who once had nothing but tarps to call home. It wasn’t a church partnership. It was just a one-off. I don’t wish to devalue the home we built for… Read More

  Church

Social Justice: How We Are Making Moves Toward a More Just World

Written by Samantha Harper

Social Justice 101: All human beings are born free and equal in human rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights, 1948). World Day of Social Justice is a… Read More

  Featured

End Poverty by Becoming A Good Neighbor

Written by Carrie Woodward

“We do not expect any help from our neighbors. They can’t help; in any case, they won’t, because everyone is just fending or grabbing for themselves.”   This description of no trust and broken relationships is from a community in southeastern Europe. It’s from a… Read More

  Stories
Written by Beth Allen
4 Ways to Grow Closer to God During Lent

We often think of Lent as the time of year when we give something up.  But what if, instead, we made changes in habits instead? What if we took up something, rather than gave something up? When I lived in San Antonio, Texas, I attended the annual re-enactment of Christ’s… Read More

  Church

For Spiritual Development, Ask Hard Questions

Written by Ed Hatch

Success in any context requires overcoming obstacles. In our work life or in our spiritual life, to achieve or accomplish anything significant means doing hard things. Doing hard things means asking hard questions. The struggle is part of the transformation. This is as true for organizations as it is for… Read More

  Devotions

Why God Cares about Farming and You Should Too

Written by Kendra Szabo

What did you feed your children for lunch and dinner yesterday? Did they have any vegetables? (or at least the option of vegetables, for the pickier kids!) Was it backyard farming that allowed you to eat veggies or did you go to a store? I don’t farm, but I do live… Read More

  Featured
Written by Mike Meyers
How Burundi Communities Graduated from Extreme Poverty

Just when I thought our ride on an almost-road in the lush Burundi countryside couldn’t get any more harrowing, the Food for the Hungry driver stopped at a rickety bridge and told the passengers to get out. Together, we approached the ramshackle structure. Made from six-inch-in-diameter tree trunks, it… Read More

  Featured

One Sunday to Change the World Through Sponsorship

Written by Wendy McMahan

What if your church could change the world in one weekend? On May 6, 2018, your church can join other congregations across the nation for Hunger Sunday. It’s a time to share the opportunity to end poverty for children, families, and communities around the world. At Food for the… Read More

  Church

How God Is Present in Poor Communities

Written by Carrie Woodward

FH Does Not Bring Christ to Poor Communities  Now you may be wondering if you read that headline correctly. If you follow Food for the Hungry (FH), you know that we work in hard places. War-torn cities. Drought-ravaged villages. And through God’s grace, FH sees amazing… Read More

  Featured
Written by Beth Allen
Saving South Sudan from Collapse

Alibef Taban’s story of life in South Sudan reads like a horrible game of Jenga. One by one, conflict pulled out the supports his family needed to survive. And now they’re threatened with collapse from homelessness and hunger. Alibef is the father of seven children.  When South Sudan’s civil war invaded… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Values-Driven Relief and Development

Written by Gary Edmonds

Much has been said over the last four or so decades about why organizations should be values-driven and how to recognize one that is. If you’ve ever flown with Southwest Airlines, you know from the first public announcement that one of the organization’s guiding values is fun. That’s because Southwest is… Read More

  From Our Leadership

How Families like Yours are Creating Hope for the Future in Bangladesh

Written by Kendra Szabo

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? I hear so  many answers from the children I know: “ballerina!” “firefighter!” “basketball player!” “astronaut!” “teacher!” All great aspirations, and like we always teach our children, they can do anything they put their minds to. But perhaps this is… Read More

  Disaster Relief