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God’s Story: The Church is the Fullness of Christ

Man in Cambodia travels down the road with motorcycle at sunset

This post is the thirteenth in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. Follow the series, starting with the first post. You can read the next post in this series here.   What does it look like for the Body of Christ to serve the local community? That’s […]

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 […]

5 Books Staff Are Reading for Nonprofit Work This Winter

A desk at work with journal, laptop, and coffee

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman once famously said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”  As part of a global staff at Food for the Hungry (FH), one of my favorite ways to connect with colleagues is by asking what they are reading. The answers of FH’s leaders not only tell […]

Syrian Refugee Crisis: How to Help

Syrian refugee family

Syria is the largest ongoing refugee crisis in the world right now.  Before Syria’s brutal war started in 2011, more than 22 million people called the nation home. After eight years of violence and civil war, the Syrian crisis has already displaced over 5.4 million refugees. Now, hundreds of thousands of refugees are in harm’s […]

Ending Poverty Together: The Common Thread of Humanity

FH staff members serve in Mozambique community

While working at Food for the Hungry (FH), I’ve discovered that when it comes to the humanity in each of us — there is a common thread that unites us. But I had to travel halfway around the world to learn this. I began working at FH two years ago as the Internal Communications Manager. […]

Celebrate Child Sponsorship Day with FH!

Sponsored child in the Dominican Republic

Raise your hands. How many of you have participated in the ever-growing and varied celebratory days designated for things like National Ice Cream Day, World Coffee Day, National Sibling Day, National Dog Day, and more? It seems like a new celebratory cause and its corresponding hashtag pops up every day now. While we love a […]

Going Abroad? 5 Tips to Make the Most of Your International Travel

An American staff member greeting his sponsored child in Cambodia

Do you have a medical mission to Uganda coming up? Are you visiting your sponsored child in the Dominican Republic? Does your church partner with Food for the Hungry (FH) to sponsor an entire community in a place like Indonesia as they rise up out of poverty? Regardless of where you’re going or what draws you […]

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 […]

Why Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life Calls for Disciplined Action in 2019

Celebrating Martin Luther King in 2019 Today is the annual day dedicated to remembering and celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK), an icon and emblem of the Civil Rights Movement. The national holiday often focuses on Dr. King’s life and impact on history. While of great historical significance, Dr. King’s life […]

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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.