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Gender Matters, More Than You Think

older and younger woman sitting side by side

Food for the Hungry (FH) is a Christian faith-based international relief and development organization, and gender equality is at the core of its biblical foundation. FH’s vision is anchored on the biblical truth that everyone is uniquely and specially made in the image of God, and regardless of gender, is immensely valued by him and […]

Remember Haiti – After the Ground Stops Shaking

I learned of the 2021 Haiti earthquake when my phone began to buzz just past 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. A colleague I had worked with in Haiti told me the news – that the Caribbean island had just been hit with a massive earthquake, registering 7.2 – an even stronger magnitude than the devastating […]

Safe Water and Much More Arrives with a Well

Nargis Begum, mother of two, washes laundry in clean water provided by the tube well FH installed near her home.

Safe water was what Nargis needed. The 28-year-old mother lives in the Borobogi community of Bangladesh. But for so long, she didn’t understand how many of her problems were tied to her family’s need of clean water. Like so many other families near their home, she and her two children – Siam, 12, and Fatema, […]

FH’s Top 10 Blogs from 2020

Looking Back on 2020 When we rang in the new year on January 1, 2020, I doubt many of us could have anticipated what an unprecedented year 2020 would turn out to be. Together, we faced challenges of so many different kinds. All along the way, we prayed for God to guide us, protect our […]

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 […]

Tube Well Provides Water…and a Healthier Life

At first glance, the coastal region of Taltoli, Bangladesh doesn’t seem like a place where it would be hard to find a well and sufficient water. Shallow ponds and pools of groundwater water surround the area, which is home to the largest mangrove forest in the world. In a humble fishing village here, situated near […]

A Sponsor Letter Journey: From One Heart to Another

boy in orange shirt writing letter

I celebrated 25 years with Food for the Hungry (FH) in August, and after all these years, I must recognize how the concept of a sponsor letter played in my wonderful journey. We think of how sponsorship letters impact the children who receive them, but their impact has been so much greater for me! When […]

What is the Meaning of “Wealth Attracts Many Friends”?

Wealth Attracts Many Friends

Is it true that wealth attracts many friends? Do the rich easily accumulate friends, and the poor have none?  When you think about the qualities of a true friend, you probably think of loyalty, kindness and trustworthiness. Empathy probably also makes the list, and we all like friends who are fun to be around.  What […]

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. […]

How Deworming Changed Gaston’s Life

mother and son washing dishes in blue basin

Gaston should have been running, playing, and studying like any 10-year-old boy in Burundi. But instead, he was fighting an infestation of intestinal worms — parasites that stole his life. Gaston’s mother, Imelde, reports that her son was vomiting after every meal. He would refuse food because he didn’t have an appetite. And, he didn’t […]

You are about to embark on a new FH Donor Experience

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.