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Advent Church Partnerships: A Missions Focus

origins church team members alongside members of the community in Guatemala

We at Food for the Hungry (FH) love this time of year, because we have so many opportunities to engage in Advent church partnerships. For missions-minded pastors, parents, grandparents, and students alike, there’s extra Advent joy in helping others. No doubt about it, this year will be different due to the global pandemic. Everyone’s looking […]

Amalia’s Story Update: New Mother Reflects on the Impact of Child Sponsorship

Pregnant woman and her husband, new parents

The Impact of Child Sponsorship: From Sponsored Child to Staff to New Mother When FH staff member Amalia was a little girl living with her family in Guatemala, she remembers how “friends” would visit her class at school, bringing stickers, playing games, and singing songs of hope and joy. Her teachers would instruct the class: […]

Guatemala Response: Love in the Time of…Coronavirus?

Paola Cardona is the Communications Coordinator for FH Guatemala, based in Guatemala City. On March 6, the government of Guatemala declared a state of public calamity because of COVID-19. All companies, except those dedicated to food supply and health, had to close their doors to avoid massive infections. Churches, shopping malls, businesses, and organizations including […]

Once Living in Fear: Guatemalan Mother Leader Transforms Community

Marta is loving embraced by the next generation, whose lives she has changed forever.

“There Was Only Sadness” Marta, a volunteer mother leader from Chio, Guatemala, is a fighter. Not with her fists, but with prayer and brightly-colored booklets that she carries from house to house in her community. As a 64-year-old mother of nine, she is also a survivor of a violent marriage. Her alcoholic husband died 14 […]

Celebrate Fall with These Global Hot Drink Recipes

Tea Pot on a Fire in Cambodia

Hello, fall! It’s October now, and in North America, that means cooler weather! One of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) U.S. offices is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Even here in the desert, the temperatures are finally dropping. It feels like the whole city is breathing a collective sigh of relief as we venture outside of […]

How Intergenerational Learning Led Me to K-Drama

An older, white-haired Guatemalan women in brightly colored clothes uses a health chart to teach a younger mother with a child.

I’ve spent 20 years in school, all the way up to an MBA, and did well in classroom settings. But right now, I’m really loving learning through intergenerational learning — where my peers of all ages are my teachers, and the laptop and TV my textbooks. A recent news article caught my eye about Asian girls getting […]

God’s Story: How Clean Water Reveals the Kingdom of God

Guatemala boy peers through branches in FH development program

This post is the second in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. You’re invited to follow the series, starting with the first post. You can read the next post in this series here.   For as long as Maria could remember, her community had lacked clean water. She […]

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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.