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Celebrating the Victory of Community Graduation

Did you know that when you support Food for the Hungry (FH), you’re ultimately empowering communities to graduate out of poverty in a sustainable way? With your help, we walk alongside communities as they identify obstacles, create projects and develop programs to tackle them, and finally, own their solutions. We celebrate the victory of community […]

Our Favorite Child Sponsorship Letters: Edition #1

Three girls smile for the camera hugging in Ethiopia

Every day, Food for the Hungry has the privilege of processing hundreds of letters between sponsors and sponsored children. These letters encourage us as we work to end poverty in the hard places. They are tangible pieces of hope that bring a smile to our face, or even make us shed a tear. In the […]

Carlos’ Story: How Child Sponsorship Pays It Forward

Food for the Hungry (FH) staff member, Carlos Núñez, lives in the Dominican Republic and works at the FH office in the capital city of Santo Domingo. By all appearances, Carlos is a young, successful professional pursuing a calling to serve God and the most vulnerable through his work. He is part of an important […]

7 New Year’s Resolutions to Help End Poverty

Celebrate the new year by making a resolution to help others!

Setting New Year’s resolutions is a great tradition that helps spark positive change as we head into the new year. As many know, sometimes just one resolution can significantly impact your life. We think this impact can go even further. As we approach a new year and a new decade, we invite you to make an […]

7 Ways You Can Empower Girls on International Day of the Girl

Every October 11, we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child to celebrate the progress made, as well as take a long and hard look at how we can address the needs and challenges girls still face. We wanted to share with you 7 ways you can empower girls right now through partnering with […]

Chào! FH Begins Operations in Vietnam

Farmer in Vietnam stands in green rice field

Food for the Hungry works in multiple countries across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Today, we are excited to introduce you to a new country where we’re breaking ground this fall: Vietnam! A Historic Return to Vietnam In a sense, beginning child sponsorship in Vietnam is more of a coming home than a breaking ground. […]

Latin America Updates: What God Is Doing in 2019

Every summer, we send out Country Updates to sponsors like you and reflect on the exciting progress we are seeing in the thousands of communities we work in around the globe. Food for the Hungry (FH) operates in nearly 20 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In each of these countries, we come alongside leaders and families […]

5 Things To Include in Your Child Sponsorship Letters

Writing to your sponsored child is a great way to get to know and encourage them. At different times throughout the year, Food for the Hungry (FH) sends cards in the mail you can use to write to your sponsored child. You can also send a letter on your own at any time. Telling your […]

Ending Poverty, Together: The “Nature” of Child Sponsorship

FH staffer Doug Penick plants tree with sponsored child, Sopheap, and her mother.

This story is part of our brand-new series “Ending Poverty, Together.” It will be dedicated to sharing the special and inspiring stories of all those who travel to Food for the Hungry fields, whether they are staff members, supporters, or partners. Follow along as each person shares the impact of their unique experience firsthand. As […]

How Intergenerational Learning Led Me to K-Drama

An older, white-haired Guatemalan women in brightly colored clothes uses a health chart to teach a younger mother with a child.

I’ve spent 20 years in school, all the way up to an MBA, and did well in classroom settings. But right now, I’m really loving learning through intergenerational learning — where my peers of all ages are my teachers, and the laptop and TV my textbooks. A recent news article caught my eye about Asian girls getting […]

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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.