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FH Sponsorship Opens Doors to Education

Children living in El Kennedy, a community in the Dominican Republic (DR), didn’t always have access to an education, clean water, and medical resources. They had little or no hope of ever finding a brighter future. The area was designated as part of the DR’s vulnerable population. The World Food Programme estimates that 40% of […]

Bringing Health and Hope to the Horn of Africa


Five consecutive failed rainy seasons have led to a historic drought in the Horn of Africa, with 43 million people in need of assistance, 23 million facing acute food insecurity, and more than 7 million children suffering from malnutrition across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. A changing climate has brought increasingly extreme weather events to the […]

Rebuilding After Two Hurricanes in Nicaragua

Girl studying using tree stump as table

Rebuilding is never easy. For 14-year-old Kency and her family, it was expected to be a nearly insurmountable task. Two devastating hurricanes – Eta and Iota – damaged their home in the Las Cuarentas community of Nicaragua. The second record-breaking storm struck their community just two weeks after the first, before any rebuilding could begin. […]

How Handwashing Stations Kept Mothers and Babies in Kenya Healthy in 2020

Keeping Communities Healthy in 2020 In 2020, Food for the Hungry (FH) staff, supporters, and communities around the world quickly and nimbly adapted our programs. FH worked at global, country, and local levels to effectively respond to the challenges of COVID-19. The core of FH’s mission has always been responding where needed most. FH’s supporters […]

Deworming Tablets Help 11 Year Old Thrive: Dodos’ Story

Young Boy in Burundi Smiling

Meet Dodos In the community of Kiyonza, in Burundi, an 11-year-old boy named Dodos lives with his mother, father, and five sisters. They are a vibrant family. Dodos loves to run, laugh, and play with his sisters. The children are healthy and strong. They attend school regularly. And Dodos’ parents are saving their money and […]

Seeds With a Big Impact: Gebeyanesh’s Story

“It was so emotional and made me sad to face these problems,” said Gebeyanesh when she remembered how her family and children had grown up without being properly fed. Gebayanesh’s Story Gebeyanesh is a 37-year-old mother to four children ages one to 18. She lives in rural Ethiopia, where land plots are too small to […]

Toilet Talk: A Good Wee Is Worth The Wait

As humans, we all have the same basic needs: food, water, shelter, sleep…etc. But there’s one thing we often skip on the list of needs. We all have to use the toilet. While most of us reading this blog likely have access to a toilet, that’s not the case everywhere in the world. The Facts […]

5 Reasons Why Refugee Children Need Vaccines

Rohingya refugee families sit inside a home in Bangladesh

When Salamot Khan was just a few months old, his family fled their home in Myanmar to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh. Salamot became one of about half a million children living in the Rohingya refugee camps outside of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Children like him have suffered trauma, witnessed violence, and still experience […]

Vitamins and Self-Care are Important in the Developing World, Too

FH staff member gives deworming pill to young boy in the Dominican Republic.

From A to B-Complex and zinc, multivitamins have slowly nurtured their way back into the public eye. In the midst of the self-care movement, multivitamins (once a chore ordained by your mother: “take your vitamins!”) are having a major moment. A new wave of direct-to-consumer, subscription brands now ship vitamins directly to your door each […]

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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.