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How Hope and Clean Water Transformed Lives in Rwanda


Tongati, Rwanda, is nestled amidst picturesque mountains and flowing water, but the community living there struggled with a crucial issue: the water that surrounded them was infested with water-born illnesses. Athalie, a mother of three, struggled to provide clean water for her family, but her life was completely transformed when Food for the Hungry (FH) […]

13 NEW Items in This Year’s Gift Catalog

Santa isn’t the only one making a list and checking it twice. Impoverished communities in the 20+ countries where FH serves are, too. And this year, they’ve added 13 new items to their Gift Catalog “wish list” of tools and resources they need to achieve their goals and break free from poverty for good. Here’s […]

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 […]

14 NEW Items in This Year’s Gift Catalog

Have you ever wondered how we decide what new items to add to the Gift Catalog? Well, every year we gather together our leadership from all 20+ countries where we work, and ask them to make a “wish list.” To compile the wish list, our field staff ask communities what they want. They think about what […]

Last-Minute Gifts That Change the World

Are you anything like me and still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping? Whatever gift you are on the hunt for, below we’re sharing our top ideas for meaningful gifts that require no shipping and can transform lives. Our catalog items are gifts that last longer than the holidays. They reflect generosity and love — the […]

Top Picks from FH’s Gift Catalog This Year

Happy family of father, mother, and son sit outside their house in Burundi, smiling after being healed from deworming treatments.

I start my Christmas wish list in July.  Why? Because that’s when I start working with Food for the Hungry’s (FH) staff around the world to determine the items in our gift catalog! The items in our gift catalog are specially chosen by FH staff in countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the […]

Gift Guide For Him—That Gives Back!

men in Cambodia posing outside banana trees

The holiday season is a great way to connect with family and friends and show them that you’re thinking about them! But it’s a fact. Men can be a challenge to buy gifts for. That’s why we’ve got some great ideas for every kind of man in your life: your brother, father, husband, son, boyfriend […]

Gift Guide: 7 Ideas for the Woman Who Cares

Girls smiling together

We all have that woman in our life who pushes us to be better in all the best ways. The female who displays God’s love through her actions and is a good neighbor in every sense of the word. She is the gal you find in the front row applauding the accomplishments of others and […]

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.