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Celebrating Our Global Impact: How We Transformed Lives Together in 2023

We are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for the impact we made together in 2023. Food for the Hungry (FH) supporters empowered vulnerable families and communities around the world, making a true difference.  Nearly 10 million people in 18 countries were reached in 2023 through FH programs. Let’s celebrate that impact together! Some highlights are […]

A Community’s Long Journey to Clean Water

How long do you go in a day without using water? Whether it’s for hydration, hygiene, chores, or a hobby, you likely use water freely throughout your day. But what would it be like to not have regular access to water? For the community of La Uva, Nicaragua, that was their daily reality. “Water has […]

FH Sponsorship Opens Doors to Education

Children living in El Kennedy, a community in the Dominican Republic (DR), didn’t always have access to an education, clean water, and medical resources. They had little or no hope of ever finding a brighter future. The area was designated as part of the DR’s vulnerable population. The World Food Programme estimates that 40% of […]

The Gift of Clean Water Made Possible with Partnerships

WASH - Bolivia con Agua, Water System in Cessa A

Silda is a young mother who lives in the community of Villa Margarita in Bolivia. She is married and has one child, Alex, who is 13. Until recently, her life was difficult and much of her day revolved around finding and hauling water needed for her family and tasks at home. But a matching program […]

Healthy Habits Start at Home

Rumman and his small family are learning healthy hygiene habits

Rumman is a 7-year-old boy who lives with his mother and younger sister in the Jhilim community of Bangladesh. Until recently, his community was not  practicing healthy habits regarding hygiene. Rumman’s father lives and works as a mason some distance away in the capital city of Dhaka. Occasionally, he returns to their community when he […]

The Many Blessings of Water

When a family or community gains access to a well, pipeline, or other quality water source for the first time, it means clean, safe water for everyone to drink. And that is essential to health and quality of life. But it means so much more. It brings clean, accessible water for cooking, cleaning homes, and […]

Well Repair in a Drought Delivers Clean Water

What do you do if you need an emergency plumbing or well repair? You quickly call your local plumber or well service provider. Help is on the way. It didn’t work that way for Tune, a mother living in rural Kenya. A deep water well – or borehole – broke in her community. There was […]

Haiti Earthquake: You Made Our Response and Recovery Possible

Devastation and mourning were everywhere when teams from Food for the Hungry (FH) braved rough roads to reach the disaster zone in southern Haiti. The nightmare scene was the aftermath of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. And tropical storm Grace followed almost immediately. But today, the world looks very different for Haiti’s children, families, and communities. And […]

A Family’s Future Changed with Water

His family’s future hardly ever crossed his mind. Pedro just prayed they would find enough water to get through today. Water was in short supply in Pedro’s impoverished Nicaraguan community. An old (and frequently broken) water supply system could only provide water once or twice a week to him and his neighbors. And even when […]

Rebuilding After Two Hurricanes in Nicaragua

Girl studying using tree stump as table

Rebuilding is never easy. For 14-year-old Kency and her family, it was expected to be a nearly insurmountable task. Two devastating hurricanes – Eta and Iota – damaged their home in the Las Cuarentas community of Nicaragua. The second record-breaking storm struck their community just two weeks after the first, before any rebuilding could begin. […]

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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.