The Blog

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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

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5 Early Childhood Development Toys for Your Toddler

The earliest years of a child’s life are the time of greatest brain development and opportunity. Children’s early experiences and environments build the foundation for future health, education, and life… Read More

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5 Pieces of Poverty-Related Legislation You Should Support this Fall

As you’re updating your voter registration and reading up on candidates ahead of midterm elections on November 6, add one more thing to your political to-do list: advocate… Read More

  World Poverty
This Quiz Tells You Which Gift Catalog Item to Give Based On Your Daily Routine

 This Quiz Will Tell You Which Gift Catalog Item to Give This quiz will help you make one decision a little bit easier. The Food for the… Read More

  Church
The Story That Matters Most

Have you ever experienced a moment that broadened your view of the world? I have a friend who ministers to youth in Watts, Los Angeles. He told me a story. Read More

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This Is the Tool That Totally Changed My Life in Community

Attitudes of a Community Developer In my office, I have a poster hanging on the wall. It’s based on a list that I stole from Bryant Myers’ book… Read More

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What If Groceries Took Up 50% of Your Income?

My family has a healthy food and grocery budget. I like to buy fresh produce and organic meat. I opt for low sugar snacks and cereal is expensive when my 4-year-old… Read More

  World Poverty
World Food Day: New Hope for Farming Fathers

Organizations like Food for the Hungry commemorate World Food Day to remember those who go to bed with empty stomachs every night. But we also celebrate how vulnerable farmers all over the world… Read More

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World Food Day - 1 in 820 Million

Join Food for the Hungry as we celebrate World Food Day and raise awareness for those around the world that suffer from food insecurity. Each year, over 150 countries celebrate World… Read More

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The Life-Changing Magic of Rubber Boots

Fall is almost synonymous with breaking out the boots in America, and that means ankle boots, snow boots, rubber boots, riding boots, Chelsea boots, over-the-knee boots and more. Yet,… Read More

Written by Mike Meyers
The Coffee and The Kiss: a Reflection on Father’s Day

My wife casually popped into our room last weekend and reminded me that this coming Sunday was Father’s Day. I forgot it was approaching. She, of course, asked what I wanted to do, and I was quick to respond, “just be a father.” I spend quite a bit… Read More

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World Day Against Child Labor: Our Hands Tell a Story

Written by Samantha Harper

Our Hands Tell a Story Look down at your hands for a moment.  Reflect on the story that your hands tell.  While perhaps your hands are soft and gentle to care for those who are ill.  Maybe your hands have paper cuts on them from sorting documents on your office… Read More

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3 Ways You Can Volunteer for FH

Written by Shelby Jackson

Volunteering doesn’t always seem very exciting to the average participant. When you volunteer your time at FH, you’re playing a key role in ending extreme poverty. The mission of Food for the Hungry (FH) is highly dependent on our groups of faithful volunteers. We need dedicated individuals… Read More

  FH Culture
Written by Kendra Szabo
How Your Family Can Make a Difference with Earthworms

I’m sure you know the importance of vegetables, I don’t need to tell you. Even if you (or more likely — your children) don’t like them, there’s no denying the nutritional value. They’re an imperative part of the food pyramid (or food plate now.) Around the… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

A Slow-Building Genocide: The Anticipated Floods in Bangladesh

Written by Gary Edmonds

The word genocide begs a violent connotation. It fills my mind with images of rage and unrelenting noise. It kills with machetes and fire. But not all genocides move with the quick pace of a beating heart. Some are slow and calculated. Some kill with the mere denial… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Four Activities to Teach Your Children About Poverty This Summer

Written by Carrie Woodward

Get ready for a special summer with these four activities that will help you teach your children that will grow you closer as a family and cultivate hearts of empathy within your children. See: Read a beautifully-illustrated picture book that is a window to others’ lives. … Read More

  Resources
Written by Gary Edmonds
The Unparented: A Reflection On The Global Day Of Parents

Back around 2008 and 2009, I often traveled to impoverished places to lead discussions and facilitate workshops. I went into Delft, which is a violent township outside of Cape Town in South Africa. This township, with a population of almost 700,000 people, had massive unemployment and a low graduation rate. Read More

  Featured

5 Things To Include in Your Child Sponsorship Letters

Written by Kendra Szabo

A few times a year, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) send you a letter from your sponsored child. They typically tell you about their favorite classes, their hobbies, their family. Then they usually will ask you a question. That’s one prompt for your response, but what else is… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

How FH helped a veteran find life after war

Written by Beth Allen

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 brightest to war.  And the veteran of those battles faces terrible challenges to life when fighting ends. Sok Ol, a father of… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Carrie Woodward
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 India and popular in much of Africa and South America. Moringa is also known as the “drumstick” or… Read More

  Stories

Seeing Through The Dirt

Written by Samantha Harper

  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 these areas of growth are much easier than others given the proper utility and resources to do so.  It seems… Read More

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How Will FH's New Building Impact Our Work

Written by Shelby Jackson

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 into a new building. For those who have not yet heard, FH has been blessed with the opportunity to move… Read More

  FH Culture
Written by Wendy McMahan
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 they can’t do everything. We interviewed leaders at seven churches who told us about simple ways their churches have made… Read More

  Church

Empower Not Replace: A Reflection on International Day of Families

Written by Mike Meyers

United Nations observes today as the International Day of Families, a day that provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues that families deal with. The hope is that we use it as an opportunity to learn more about the social, economic and demographic… Read More

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

Written by Kendra Szabo

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 meet the needs of those seeking refuge. Food for the Hungry (FH), along with its partners, are working in the… Read More

  World Poverty