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A Transformation From Self-Ridicule to Self-Worth

Livelihoods - Integrated Child Focused Community Transformation

At Food for the Hungry (FH), we believe every person has been created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). Our hope is for every man and woman to feel self-worth and dignity through Christ, especially in their roles as caretakers and providers for their families. Therefore, through Strengthen Communities, we work with local community leaders to […]

Stitch by Stitch, a Better Future is Fashioned

A better future often seems like an impossible dream to young people living in the most impoverished communities around the world. In countries like Burundi and Rwanda, for example, the average household farm does not produce enough harvest to meet a family’s food and income needs, no matter how hard they work on the land. […]

Joy and Thanksgiving Around the World

Gratitude is on the hearts and minds of people in the U.S. as we celebrate Thanksgiving. But others are counting their blessings as well this year. Read on to see thanksgiving around the world. These three vulnerable families served by Food for the Hungry (FH) are now giving thanks. “Let them thank the Lord for […]

A Healthy Child = A Hopeful Family

Little Nganji was not a healthy child. Just watching the four-year-old boy for a few minutes, anyone could spot his pain and discomfort. He didn’t smile and wouldn’t play with his friends. He lacked the quick wit and vibrant energy of other children his age. The cause? An infestation of intestinal worms that was hijacking […]

Writers, Illustrators Create New Books for Burundi’s Children

An important part of fulfilling the mission of Food for the Hungry (FH) – “All forms of human poverty ended worldwide” –  is to tackle the hunger of the mind. In communities we serve, the lack of reading materials is often more acute than the lack of food. How will children learn to read and […]

Cows Make the Perfect Christmas Gift

December is here, and the search is on for the perfect Christmas gift. Many around the world are scrolling through online shops and visiting brick-and-mortar stores to hunt for just the right thing to put under the tree for their loved ones. Some even have detailed lists of price ranges, sizes, styles, tastes, and preferences. […]

How Disturbing Is Injustice?

Burundi injustice

When you think about the injustices suffered by people around the world, how disturbed are you? Dr. Larry Ward, founder of Food for the Hungry (FH), was disturbed by injustice. He marked up his Bible, noting passages discussing social justice. In this series, we are looking back at some of the Scriptures that impacted and […]

Deworming Tablets Help 11 Year Old Thrive: Dodos’ Story

Young Boy in Burundi Smiling

Meet Dodos In the community of Kiyonza, in Burundi, an 11-year-old boy named Dodos lives with his mother, father, and five sisters. They are a vibrant family. Dodos loves to run, laugh, and play with his sisters. The children are healthy and strong. They attend school regularly. And Dodos’ parents are saving their money and […]

Community, Connection and Courage: A Look at 2020

Community, connection, and courage are what turn hardships into hope. We faced many challenges in 2020. It was often times overwhelming. Instead of responding in fear, you chose to respond boldly. Time and time again, you stood with us and our globally community. We have witnessed many times how your support is building hope through […]

How a COVID-19 Partnership Boosts FH’s Impact

two men helping a child wash his hands at a health center

Most of us are thinking of how much the coronavirus pandemic is subtracting from our lives (eating out, parties, church, family gatherings). But right now, Food for the Hungry (FH) is multiplying impact — via a COVID-19 partnership. Your donations to FH’s COVID-19 efforts provided emergency cash to our partner organization LifeNet International. In four […]

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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.