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As heaven-bound migrants, what's our responsibility to the world?

2018 hasn’t been an easy year. Gloomy headlines tell of migrant caravans and boatloads of refugees off the Italian coast. Stories about the Rohingya refugees paint dire pictures… Read More

  World Poverty
3 Tips for Conscious Christmas Shopping

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, I’ve been revisiting my thoughts about how my daily purchases impact the rest of the world. We live in a world where… Read More

  Resources
Download FREE Digital Wallpaper of Art Inspired by People Around the World

We asked female artists to each create original artwork to illustrate pages in a 2019 Food for the Hungry (FH) calendar. Each work is inspired by people FH serves around the world, with… Read More

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We Don’t Ship Sheep But We Do Support Local Economies

Every year, Food for the Hungry (FH) gets questions about how we get items donated through our gift catalog to… Read More

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Pick up a Pen: It's National Letter Writing Day

I am enamored with the idea of receiving a letter. Not the kind that contains a bill, or is from a bank trying to convince me to sign up for… Read More

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Calling All "Plant Moms" and Environmentalists on World Soil Day

One of my friends who’s an environmental engineer used to always make the distinction when we went hiking. Whenever one of us dusted up the trail or trekked… Read More

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Download Your FREE Holiday-Inspired Digital Wallpaper Today

Christ is the fulfillment of hope for the whole world!  Isaiah 9:6 reminds us of this. And with this free wallpaper download, you’ll keep your mind and heart focused on… Read More

  Devotions
Giving Rhythms and the Spirit of Generosity

My Lemonade Stand Story When I was around eight years old, my best friend and I set up a lemonade stand on the end of her street. We… Read More

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Six Ways to Share the Spirit of Thanksgiving Year Round

In many families, the practice of giving thanks is one that is delegated to the dinner table at Thanksgiving. While it is a great tradition to go around the table… Read More

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How Do You Shape Thankful Hearts with Family?

What do free time and the holidays have in common? Frankly, not always a lot, since holidays can be an busy time of year. But when I do carve out free… Read More

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When Nature Calls: World Toilet Day 2018

We’ve all been there. Dealing with the toddler that swore he didn’t need to potty before the long road trip.. and suddenly needs to make an emergency pitstop, because he… Read More

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What Do Preparing for College and Escaping Poverty Have in Common?

Last week, my 7th grade daughter came to me with a declarative statement so unexpected, I had to take a deep breath before I responded. She said, “I know where… Read More

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The Future is Female: Behind the Scenes of Your 2019 Artist's Edition Calendar

Ordered something from the 2018 gift catalog? Read on to learn more about the complimentary 2019 artist’s edition wall calendar, included FREE with any purchase! (Note: A mailing… Read More

  Devotions
How to Build a Culture of Peace

When I was younger, I thought the best way to live peacefully was to never disagree with anyone. Disagreement could lead to conflict and conflict could be uncomfortable and messy. As… Read More

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How Child Sponsorship Cultivates FH's Five Values

Since Food for the Hungry (FH) released our Heartbeat, the guiding principles that lead us toward our mission to end poverty, it has been… Read More

Written by Beth Allen
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. The vast majority of our workers aren’t North Americans living overseas. Instead, Guatemalans help Guatemalans, and Ethiopians serve… Read More

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We Pursue Beauty: This Could be the Best Part of Your Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

If you’re anything like me, getting on the internet and especially social media can feel like walking into a field of land mines. Between fake news, disparaging debate, and sad stories from around the globe, there’s a lot about social media that causes me anxiety. Some people suffer so badly… Read More

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How You Can Help Create Safe Places On International Youth Day

Written by Carrie Woodward

Sacred Places and Safe Spaces My favorite writer-philosopher-activist, Wendell Berry, once put in a poem, There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. That is to say, there are… Read More

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Written by Alice Zhang
3 Ways FH is Reconciling Relationships Between Indigenous Groups

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This day recognizes indigenous populations as some of the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Although there is no official definition for indigenous peoples, they can include native peoples, ethnic tribes, and clans. They tend to have… Read More

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How You Can Help a Family -- For Peanuts

Written by Beth Allen

Cecilia Akwero is eating every day, and you could say the cost of vanquishing her family’s hunger was peanuts. Literally. Cecilia, a widow, is one of millions of South Sudanese refugees who escaped to Uganda.  In happier times, she lived with her husband, her two children, and one grandchild in South… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Back to School: 3 Ways to Teach Students About Poverty in the Classroom

Written by Sara Chambers

Back to school was always an exciting time. As a kid, I remember laying out my strategically planned outfit on my bed the night before. I had each detail planned out from hair accessories to my pencil box. Even in college, I was always excited to get a new syllabus… Read More

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Written by Gary Edmonds
World Breastfeeding Week: How Breastfeeding Contributes to Ending Poverty

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week, a week focused on the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. Why do that? Because the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) believes “breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms and ensures food security for babies, even… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Your Friendship Can Prevent Human Trafficking

Written by Carrie Woodward

The Kangaroo in Canberra Life in the 21st century is full of challenges, conflicts, and surprises. Just last month, a kangaroo hopped onto the field of a soccer match in Australia’s capital city of Canberra and interrupted… Read More

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Updates from the Field: The Power of Cascade Groups

Written by Sara Chambers

Every year our team compiles a country update for all child sponsors. This update shares what has been happening in the country where their sponsored child lives and gives them a glimpse into the real work that’s happening in the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works. This year,… Read More

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Written by Wendy McMahan
Discovering the “Mission” in Mission Trips

How much can a mission team accomplish in one or two weeks overseas? It depends on a number of factors, but the most important factor is the year-round relationship that the American church builds with the community they’re seeking to serve. The leaders and congregation at Blackhawk… Read More

  Church

How Savings, Farm Animals Overcame a Jail Sentence

Written by Beth Allen

Salim and her two children lived in miserable conditions in Rwanda, after her husband was jailed. But a Food for the Hungry (FH) savings group helped Salim regain not only her income but also her self-esteem. Because she couldn’t provide adequate meals, her children suffered from malnourishment and frequent illnesses. She… Read More

  World Poverty

Considering the Life and Values of Nelson Mandela

Written by Gary Edmonds

Today is Nelson Mandela International Day. It commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. The UN General Assembly launched Nelson Mandela International Day on his birthday in 2009 via a unanimous decision. This day also marks 100 years since his birth (July 18,… Read More

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Written by Samantha Harper
The 5 Stages of Grief and Loss: Remembering the Children

Remembering the Children There will come a moment in your life if it hasn’t already when the world stops and the gravity of mortality will hit you like a ton of bricks.  This may be sparked by a story on the news. Your doctor might give you medical advice to change… Read More

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World Cup 2018: Reflections on the Magic of Soccer

Written by Alice Zhang

As fans don jerseys worldwide, leading up to the World Cup final on July 15, I’m reminded by the undeniable magic soccer has to unite communities around the world. In a time where countries disagree on everything from trade tariffs to nuclear weapons, it’s refreshing… Read More

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Global Youth and the Rise of Education: A Reflection for Malala Day

Written by Gary Edmonds

Today is Malala Yousafzai’s 21st birthday and is celebrated as Malala Day. The United Nations as it commemorates not only her birthday but also the day she delivered a powerful speech at the UN to call for worldwide access to education. It was her first public speech since being… Read More

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