The Blog

  Featured
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. Read More

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

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… Read More

  Featured
How You Can Help Create Safe Places On International Youth Day

Sacred Places and Safe Spaces My favorite writer-philosopher-activist, Wendell Berry, once put in a poem, There are no unsacred places;… Read More

  Featured
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. Read More

  Disaster Relief
How You Can Help a Family -- For Peanuts

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

  From Our Leadership
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… Read More

  Featured
Your Friendship Can Prevent Human Trafficking

The Kangaroo in Canberra Life in the 21st century is full of challenges, conflicts, and surprises. Just last month,… Read More

  Featured
Updates from the Field: The Power of Cascade Groups

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… Read More

  Church
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… Read More

  World Poverty
How Savings, Farm Animals Overcame a Jail Sentence

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… Read More

  Featured
Considering the Life and Values of Nelson Mandela

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… Read More

  Featured
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… Read More

  Featured
World Cup 2018: Reflections on the Magic of Soccer

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… Read More

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

Featured Image graphic from the film He Named Me Malala.  Today is Malala Yousafzai’s 21st birthday and is celebrated as Malala Day. The United Nations as it commemorates… Read More

Written by Sara Chambers
Vegetable Seeds: 3 Important Lessons Your Kids Can Learn While Gardening

My 4-year-old son loves to help in the garden at his grandma’s house. She has spent a ton of time, care, and attention growing a wide variety of produce. She’s got everything from carrots and chard to green beans and blueberries. It’s thrilling for him to go out to the… Read More

  Featured

5 Myths about Child Sponsorship

Written by Beth Allen

I started working for Food for the Hungry (FH) over two decades ago, believing myriad myths about child sponsorship. Within a few short weeks of joining the staff in Bolivia 1995, most of those myths were busted. Below are some myths that I believed at the start, while some of these come… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

Photo Essay: Fighting Poverty in Marsabit

Written by Sara Chambers

Mwangi Kirubi is a humanitarian photographer whose mission is to change perceptions of Africa through his lens. As a photographer myself, I can get behind that 100 percent. Mwangi recently visited Kenya to document the work FH is doing there and I was so moved and inspired by… Read More

  Featured
Written by Kendra Szabo
7 Ways You Can Empower Women and Girls Right Now

International Women’s Day was just celebrated on Thursday, March 8 but all of this month continues to be Women’s History Month. In honor of both holidays, we wanted to share with you 7 ways your family can empower women and girls right now through partnering with Food for the Hungry (FH). Read More

  Sponsor Impact

Foreign Aid and the Christian Response

Written by Mike Meyers

Just a few short months ago, I visited Uganda. There I toured a medical clinic that helped me make some powerful realizations. Food for the Hungry (FH) worked with the community there to build the clinic, as a way to address their biggest obstacles at… Read More

  Featured

Volunteer in an Office, Change the World

Written by Wendy McMahan

Have you ever considered that you could work to end poverty while stuffing envelopes? Barbara Chapman, Volunteer Recruiter for Food for the Hungry (FH), sees it happen every day. She connects volunteers in our Phoenix office with opportunities to impact communities globally. “My job is to represent a people who face… Read More

  Church
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