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Family’s Adventure in Giving Back Started at a Concert

The Bolke family’s adventure in giving back started at a concert. Melanie and Tom Bolke attended TobyMac’s “Hits Deep Tour” with their son, Jeremiah, five years ago near their home. During a break in the Christian hip-hop artist’s performance, a speaker briefly introduced the audience to Child Sponsorship through Food for the Hungry (FH). For […]

Special Video Messages for FH Sponsors

Video is one of the best ways to see first-hand how your sponsorship is making an impact in your sponsored child’s life and in their community! That’s why we’re excited to share video updates from each country where Food for the Hungry has child sponsorship. Your Support Has a Global Impact FH child sponsors are […]

Child Sponsorship Leads to Team Generosity

The Lebanon Valley College Tennis team worked together to help a village in need.

The first step in team generosity: Joy Graeff picked up a brochure on Food for the Hungry (FH) at a concert. The event featured Toby Mac, one of many valued FH artist partners. Joy, who is an 8th grade math teacher at Hershey Middle School in Pennsylvania, quickly made a choice to become a child […]

A Path to the Future: Hope for a Family of 8

Life seemed hopeless to 13-year-old Yoan, with no clear path to the future, until Food for the Hungry’s local Child Sponsorship staff stepped in to help. Yoan lives in Tarapaca, Bolivia, part of El Alto de La Paz, a sprawling city born out of  years of rural-to-urban migration. His father, Reddy, is 46. In addition […]

Many FH Staff Members also Have a Sponsor Story

Today’s Child Sponsor Story comes from one of our own staff members, Stephani Liggins. Stephani’s Sponsor Story “I am an FH employee working in the department that focuses primarily on Child Sponsorship,” explains Stephani. In that role, she helps find sponsors for children at special events, like concerts. “As the Acquisition Support Specialist, I monitor […]

How Your FH Gift Catalog Purchases Matter

Mother and Child with Chickens

Each year, we create the Food for the Hungry Gift Catalog. But this is not your typical catalog! These gifts allow individuals and families living in some of the most challenging places in the world work toward a better life. Last year, many sponsors and donors–people just like you–purchased items like chickens, deworming medication, dignity kits, […]

Communities Transformed Through Child Sponsorship

One of the main ways you can partner with FH is through monthly child sponsorship. We are thankful for our community of child sponsors! Sponsors like you are supporting children, families, and communities all around the world as they overcome poverty. Over the past 50 years, we’ve witnessed communities transformed through child sponsorship. How Sponsorship […]

The Impact of Child Sponsorship: Meet 11-Year-Old Mustakin

Mustakin with his parents

The Impact of Child Sponsorship For child sponsors with Food for the Hungry (FH), the question of impact is often top of mind. When you sign up to become a sponsor, how do you know the impact of child sponsorship? How much do FH’s generous supporters really change the lives of those in extreme poverty? […]

Chickens, Pigs, and Pencils: How Simple Things Create Big Opportunities

chicken standing in a yard

Chickens, pigs, and pencils — quite an unusual combination. How could these three items together possibly change lives? There are some titles you hope to hold. Being one of the poorest families in town is definitely not one of them. Yet this is how nine-year-old Bernadette’s family was known. They found themselves on the brink […]

Our Favorite Child Sponsorship Letters: Edition #2

Young teenage girl in blue shirt filling out form and writing letter to sponsor

Last year, 600,000 pieces of correspondence and letters were lovingly delivered between child sponsors and their sponsored children. The notes, Easter and Christmas cards, “get to know me better letters”, and other correspondence consistently brings joy to both children and sponsors. In this regular blog series, we’re sharing some of our favorite child sponsorship letters. […]

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If you need assistance, please contact us at donorhelp@fh.org or 866-307-3259.

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.