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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 Sara Chambers
Attending the Guatemala Prayer Breakfast

The United States National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event held in Washington, D.C., on the first Thursday of February each year. The founder of this event was Abraham Vereide. The event—which is actually a series of meetings, luncheons, and dinners—has taken place since 1953 and has been held at least… Read More

  Stories

Despair and Inspiration Collide in the Hard Places

Written by Matt Ellingson

Today I got lost in the deep eyes of a child. A young girl whose stare, both hollow and hopeful, may haunt me, implore me, shame me and inspire me at the same time. I could neither pull my eyes from hers nor could I comprehend the sadness that filled… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Back to School ... But Not Everyone

Written by Staff Writer

September is back to school month around the United States for 50.7 million children who are buying backpacks and school supplies for the new year. As the long days of summer fade, you can feel the excitement of a new year and new opportunities as each student steps into… Read More

  Resources
Written by Beth Allen
Overcoming a Whale of a Problem

A new car resuscitated my spiritual life. That’s right, I’m feeling closer to the Lord these days due to an updated media system in my new Hyundai. (I traded in a 14-year-old Honda, so it was quite the upgrade). Riding to work at Food for the Hungry each morning, I… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

How To Teach Your Child About Poverty

Written by Karen Randau

Food for the Hungry’s new eBook, Seven Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Serving the Poor by Jeremy Reis, can help you have some fun with the children in your life while giving them important lessons on compassion. It contains seven days of great resources and fun games… Read More

  Resources

Deworming Medicine Allows Girl to Attend School Again

Written by Kendra Szabo

I was taking a road trip a week ago and noticed a billboard halfway between Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA that said, “Two or More Absences a Month Make a Child More Likely to Be Held Back.” I’m not sure who paid for the advertisement, but my thought was:… Read More

  Stories
Written by Randall Davey
Praying For Parts

When Christians gather, they inevitably pray. It’s a right and fitting thing to do. They pray to kick off small-group meetings, choir practice, chapel, Sunday worship, Sunday School, seminars on Financial Peace and board meetings. Before every head is bowed and every eye closed, someone generally asks for prayer requests… Read More

  Church

Concern for the Poor Leads Pastor to Guatemala and Washington, DC

Written by Wendy McMahan

Calvary Lutheran Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the longest standing church partners of Food for the Hungry (FH), having worked with FH in Guatemala for the past 18 years. Recently their pastor, Ed Grant, discovered another facet to Calvary’s relationship with… Read More

  Church

How Literacy Transforms Lives

Written by Carrie Woodward

A Life Without Literacy Taslima Begun is a mom from a big family in a rural village in Bangladesh. Because of her family’s poverty, she never got the chance to attend school as a child. Since she saw herself as “cursed” with illiteracy, marriage to an… Read More

  Stories
Written by Karen Randau
El Niño: A Dichotomy of Drought and Deluge

How can the same El Niño weather pattern that causes floods like the one that recently devastated Peru also cause droughts like the one causing famine in east Africa? To quote a singer/songwriter popular in the 1960s: The answer is blowin’ in the wind. Read More

  World Poverty

Responding to the Flooding in South Asia

Written by Matt Ellingson

While so much of the heartbeat of Food for the Hungry lies in the sustainable approaches to development through the creation of durable solutions, there’s no doubting that unexpected events, such as natural disasters, catapult already vulnerable people into devastating situations.  … Read More

  Disaster Relief

What the Bible Says About Labor

Written by Gary Edmonds

And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. —1 Thessalonians 5:14   In the United States, Labor Day comes around the first Monday of every September. For many, the day means four important… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by Mike Meyers
The Role of Hope in Recovering From Disasters

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. —Romans 15:13 Like many, I found the news reports of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation both horrifying and inspiring. Victims. Read More

  Disaster Relief

The body of Christ Responds to Disasters

Written by Beth Allen

When I see the heartbreaking images and hear the stories from the Hurricane Harvey floods, it’s easy to fall into despair. As a Christian who’s worked on disaster response for nearly 20 years, I feel the God-given tug on my heart to help. Like many, I often picture the huge operations run… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Professional Athletes Making a Difference

Written by Milam Byers

From a young age, sports teaches us about teamwork, dedication and what it means to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. For elite athletes, it also offers a platform to make a difference on a global scale. We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with… Read More

  World Poverty