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A Better Life for Children Started with Training for Parents

A better life for children is key to a healthy community in the future. That’s why Food for the Hungry (FH) focuses on making lives better for children specifically, and their parents too. Rapid Change in Vietnam Community FH has been serving the Lien Minh community in Vietnam for just two years. But results are […]

A Gift of Chickens Delivers Hope to a Cambodian Family

woman and child preparing chicken feed

A gift of chickens brought hope to Sarum, who lives in the Ou Takok community of Cambodia. Poultry seemed an unlikely answer for the struggling grandmother, who believed she was in a hopeless situation. She and her family had little to eat, and she could find no way to contribute to the support of her […]

Lighting the Way to Education for Children

Students receive radio-enabled solar lighting to help with studies

Lighting the Way to Education for Children Lighting is essential to allow students to study. But what happens when no electricity is available to children? In many communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works in Kenya, the homes have no connection to electricity. Children often must help parents in their work and household tasks […]

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 […]

Through Child Sponsorship, this Craftsman Helps A Community

Bruce Jackson’s hobby is woodturning, but his passion is child sponsorship. “I wouldn’t say I’m a woodworker. I’m a woodturner, and I’m pretty good at that – but I’m not a salesman,” explains the craftsman who lives in Hillsborough, Oregon, west of Portland. “So I have bowls and plates and other wood creations all over […]

Choosing to Challenge Gender Inequality this International Women’s Day

In 2021, the world is still working to emerge from the global COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has threatened the livelihoods of millions, and organizations like Food for the Hungry (FH) must keep the most vulnerable people in mind. We know that, as the pandemic threatens years of progress toward ending poverty, inequity is growing. In […]

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? […]

Meet Three Families with Hope for the New Year

Mother and children laughing in front of their mud brick home

With 2021 now here, we eagerly hope for the new year and what it will bring! Worldwide, 2020 was a tough year. Like many families around the globe, hard times made us evaluate our lifestyle — what’s really important? And many of us found that hope for a better tomorrow helped us push through. We’d […]

Return to School Looks Different in 2020

Return to school brings many mixed emotions. There is often excitement for the new school year ahead or sadness that summer is coming to a close. But this year, uncertainty looms as the return to school looks different than it has in year’s past. Many of the same challenges we are facing here in the […]

Pursuing An Education Despite the Odds

East African students attend class

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” —Malala Yousafzai, education activist As each new day of 2020 brings more anxiety and stress over the current state of global and local events, it’s important to celebrate the good news and stories of success — many of them a long time in […]

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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.