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Young Women of Uganda: Empowering and Building a Brighter Future

Education - female Child Education Project

Uganda’s young women face many challenges that inhibit their ability to remain in school and develop the skills and training necessary to positively and sustainably impact their futures. However, thanks to the support of donors who contribute to Strengthen Communities, those hurdles are being lowered, bit by bit. As a result, the young women of […]

Harvesting Hope and the Ripple Effect of Transformation

Livelihoods - SCLAMP-EA ((Scaling up Climate Smart Pest Management Approaches for enhanced tomato and maize system productivity in Eastern Africa) project with funding from GIZ

Sajja John was accustomed to toiling over his land in the community of Kagulu, Uganda. He and other farmers in the community worked to produce enough maize to sell at the market in order to care for their families, but the area became ravaged by pests. Critical relief was made possible with agency partnerships and […]

Nutrition Training Saves the Lives of New Mothers

After fleeing violence in South Sudan as a refugee, Sharon found herself about to begin another life-changing journey: becoming a new mother. And although Sharon’s pregnancy was filled with all the joy and excitement that comes with bringing a new life into the world, dangers abounded, too. Living in extreme poverty in the Palabek Refugee […]

From Sadness to Hope: A Story of an Expanded Family

Alex is just 16 years old. But he’s already endured more sadness than most experience in a lifetime. First, his mom passed away. Then, his dad died, too. By age nine, Alex was the head of his family: two little sisters, Stella and Emmy. But God had a plan to turn this story from sadness […]

Nutrition Solutions Take Root in Kitchen Gardens

Pooya's gardens now abound with a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Poor nutrition was at the heart of most problems for the Pooya family in Uganda – and there were many problems. Hunger was a daily condition. They would have one meal on good days, with just one type of food. During the dry spells, they often went days without a meal of any kind. Poor […]

Why My Heart is Hopeful for The Little Ones

Three year old eating a banana

The wellbeing of the little ones is among the most accurate measurements of progress in Food for the Hungry (FH) community. My main role here at FH is communicating with the fields and gathering stories and photos to share with our sponsors and donors. My heart is hopeful because of all the promising updates I […]

Photo Essay: Dinner Tables from Around the World

Around the world, families come together for meals at the dinner table. Maybe your family has dinner together every night. Or maybe you gather with your greater family once a week for Sunday night dinners. Whatever your routine is, it’s likely that you have some good memories of being together at the dinner table. Your […]

How a Refugee Mom Left Handouts Behind

ugandan woman and small child with man holding child

Adiye is a 45-year-old single mother of five daughters, who lived a life dependent on handouts. She’s a refugee from South Sudan, now living in northern Uganda. The conflict and violence in South Sudan have taken a terrible toll on so many aspects of life for children and their parents. Schooling ceased far too early; […]

The World Food Programme: A Timely Nobel Award

hands holding dried beans

As a longstanding friend and partner, Food for the Hungry (FH) commends the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) on their prestigious and distinctive 2020 Nobel Peace Prize award.  On October 9, 2020, the Nobel Committee recognized the WFP for their leadership in combating global hunger, which contributes to conditions that promote peace.   This is […]

How a COVID-19 Partnership Boosts FH’s Impact

two men helping a child wash his hands at a health center

Most of us are thinking of how much the coronavirus pandemic is subtracting from our lives (eating out, parties, church, family gatherings). But right now, Food for the Hungry (FH) is multiplying impact — via a COVID-19 partnership. Your donations to FH’s COVID-19 efforts provided emergency cash to our partner organization LifeNet International. In four […]

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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.