The Blog

  Disaster Relief
How Your Family Can Bring Hope to Refugees

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. Read More

  Church
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. Read More

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

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… Read More

  Stories
End Poverty by Becoming A Good Neighbor

“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.”  … Read More

  Church
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… Read More

  Devotions
For Spiritual Development, Ask Hard Questions

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… Read More

  Featured
Why God Cares about Farming and You Should Too

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… Read More

  Featured
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… Read More

  Church
One Sunday to Change the World Through Sponsorship

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… Read More

  Featured
How God Is Present in Poor Communities

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… Read More

  Disaster Relief
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… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Values-Driven Relief and Development

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,… Read More

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

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,… Read More

  Disaster Relief
My Family Is Displaced, But We're Safe

My family is going through a major home renovation. We’re redoing both bathrooms and our entire kitchen. It’s left our house a shell, with nothing inside that makes it either… Read More

  World Poverty
Are We Raising Kids Who Care for the Poor?

Raising kids with compassionate hearts and generous spirits is not an easy task, especially in today’s world. Though most of us hear heartbreaking world news left and right, it can be… Read More

Written by Kendra Szabo
How a Community Built a Preschool and Changed Their Future

I don’t think anyone would argue with me saying preschool and kindergarten are important elements of our education system. They lay the groundwork for longer school days and teach children how to learn, as well as beginning education on basic reading, writing and math. They help teach children how to… Read More

  Stories

Attending the Guatemala Prayer Breakfast

Written by Sara Chambers

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
Written by Staff Writer
Back to School ... But Not Everyone

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

Overcoming a Whale of a Problem

Written by Beth Allen

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
Written by Kendra Szabo
Deworming Medicine Allows Girl to Attend School Again

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

Praying For Parts

Written by Randall Davey

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
Written by Carrie Woodward
How Literacy Transforms Lives

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

El Niño: A Dichotomy of Drought and Deluge

Written by Karen Randau

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
Written by Gary Edmonds
What the Bible Says About Labor

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

The Role of Hope in Recovering From Disasters

Written by Mike Meyers

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