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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

  Church
Seven Small Ways Your Church Can Make a Big Impact

Does world poverty seem like an overwhelming task? We often talk to church leaders who want to make a personal connection with people living in poverty, but they know that… Read More

  Featured
Empower Not Replace: A Reflection on International Day of Families

United Nations observes today as the International Day of Families, a day that provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues that families deal… Read More

  World Poverty
5 Reasons You Should Still Pay Attention to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The Rohingya refugee crisis started in August of 2017. 655,000 Rohingya poured into Bangladesh in an attempt at escaping persecution in Myanmar. They settled into Cox’s Bazar where conditions are hard-pressed to… Read More

  Featured
Why Mother's Day is Really About Peace and Unity

Mother’s Day is almost here and if you’re like me, you’re hoping for a homemade card, breakfast, and for someone else to do the dishes. There might even be flowers… Read More

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Sacrifices and Rewards: Why Teachers Play an Important Role in Our Lives

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela Part of the purpose of Food for the Hungry (FH) is to graduate… Read More

  Disaster Relief
How FH Helps Your Sponsored Child in a Disaster

When disaster strikes our communities, Food for the Hungry (FH) always contacts our child sponsors to inform them of the situation. But even before that call or email, myriad FH… Read More

  Devotions
Add Your Prayers to the Praises of Children Around the World

Have You Prayed for the Vulnerable Today? Ephesians 6 encourages Christians, “Put on the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11 ESV). His truth, His peace, the gift of… Read More

  Featured
How One Drawing and Sponsorship Connected Two Families 2,500 Miles Apart

In preparation for my week-long departure from my 4-year-old son to Guatemala, I made sure to inform him why it was important for mommy to be gone. My son, curious… Read More

  Stories
How Your Giving Heart Literally Saved a Life

I’m going to go out on a ledge here and guess that you’re a compassionate person. If you’re here reading this blog, I’m guessing you care about Food for the… Read More

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Why Malaria Eradication is Possible

Malaria is one of the world’s worst diseases. In 2016 alone, malaria-infected over 216 million people. The very old and the very young suffer the worst; 70% of the… Read More

  Featured
Bridging the Generational Gap in Volunteering

Many of our volunteers tend to be retired adults. It makes sense, they have time and are dedicated to the cause of ending poverty for the vulnerable. But we… Read More

Written by Gary Edmonds
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 Almighty will accomplish this. — Isaiah 9:6-7 Have you watched the news recently? Things look dour, don’t they? But,… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Your Family Can Change Lives by Giving Water Wells

Written by Kendra Szabo

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 the many sinks in my house to get water and then crawl back into bed within about 90 seconds. I’m… Read More

  Stories

The Bible Builds Strong Communities

Written by Beth Allen

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 Block. For Guidmon Urcuyo,  the Bible helped put him on the path to leadership in his community of El Limonal,… Read More

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Written by Sarah Rutledge
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 sharing our top ideas for meaningful that require no shipping and can transform lives rather than add to the commercialism… Read More

  World Poverty

Earthworms: The Easiest Way to Provide Nutrition to Kids Like Yours

Written by Kendra Szabo

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 is about the good kind of worms: earthworms! Across the globe, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) help families… Read More

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Ideas to Survive Christmas Vacation with Your Kids

Written by Mike Meyers

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 the kids who are about to end their summer vacation watch with gloom. I know that feeling. And if you… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by Wendy McMahan
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 system. The Juzas are part of Orchard Hill Church (OHC), an Iowa church with… Read More

  Church

Social Glue is Helping Hunger in a Bolivian Community

Written by Carrie Woodward

A Story About Community in Bolivia Travel with me to Sucre, an old and beautiful city in the highlands of Bolivia. The city is full of historic buildings, lush parks, and a vibrant city culture. Its nickname is “chocolate capital” of the country.  But… Read More

  Church

Why Food Distributions Aren't Enough

Written by Beth Allen

In the early 2000s, Food for the Hungry sent me to the Ethiopia-Somalia border. There, children of nomadic herders were starving to death due to massive drought. We’d provided basic food to the families, but it wasn’t enough. After two days’ travel by car from the capital, we arrived at… Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Kendra Szabo
Coming Together to Fight Misconceptions about AIDS

Friday, December 1 is World AIDS Day. According to the website, “It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS… Read More

  Stories

Hope in the Hardest Places This Christmas

Written by Sarah Rutledge

This time last year, we heard news day after day about children in crisis in Syria and the ensuing refugee dilemma. This Christmas season, we are once again brought to our knees in prayer about the victims of ISIS in Syria, Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar into Bangladesh, South Sudanese… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Child Sponsorship: Ending Poverty Through Relationship

Written by Guest

Today’s guest blog is written by Penny Husted-Gamm. Penny is an award-winning photographer who has been a long-time supporter of Food for the Hungry and an advocate for the poor and suffering. She recently visited Food for the Hungry programs in Uganda and was inspired by how FH helps parents… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Kendra Szabo
Vegetable Seeds Also Plant Hope

We all know the old adage, “you reap what you sow.” But what if you can’t sow anything? Well, then you reap nothing. This is the problem for so many people around the world, they know how to farm to some degree, but they don’t know what all they can… Read More

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Where's God This Thanksgiving?

Written by Gary Edmonds

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. Psalm 18:28 (NIV)   The world watched in horror as news reports detailed a heinous, methodical shooting during Sunday services at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, TX. Later, frustrated national leaders rebuked their… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Have a HEART … Not Knee Pads!

Written by Christine Koach

Sometimes protective gear is appropriate and quite necessary, depending on one’s job or activity. However, in a recent search online I learned baby knee pads exist. I laughed out loud!  Then, I felt sad that such a ridiculous-to-me product exists. As a parent, I realize many purchases are more about… Read More

  World Poverty