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The Blog

Written by Esther Martinez
Celebrate Child Sponsorship Day with FH!

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… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

How FH Overcomes Barriers to Childhood Literacy

Written by Lisa Easterbrooks

Can you imagine spending 5 or 6 years in primary school without learning how to read? Sadly, this is a reality for many children around the world today. Globally, two-thirds of children (approximately 68 percent) will reach the last grade of primary… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

Asia Updates: What God Is Doing in 2019

Written by Chellsea Fort

Every summer, we send out Country Updates to sponsors like you and reflect on the exciting progress we are seeing in the thousands of communities we work in around the globe. Food for the Hungry (FH) operates in nearly 20 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In each of these… Read More

  Child Sponsorship
Written by Kendra Szabo
5 Things To Include in Your Child Sponsorship Letters

A few times a year, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) send you a letter from your sponsored child. They typically tell you about their favorite classes, their hobbies, their family. Then they usually will ask you a question. That’s one prompt for your response, but what else is… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

Ending Poverty, Together: The "Nature" of Child Sponsorship

Written by Doug Penick

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… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

How Intergenerational Learning Led Me to K-Drama

Written by Beth Allen

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… Read More

  Child Sponsorship
Written by Jeremy Reis
The Virtue of Learning Patience

Patience is a word we try and teach our kids, but sometimes shy away from when it comes to our own character building. Read More

  Child Sponsorship

How Do You Shape Thankful Hearts with Family?

Written by Mike Meyers

What do free time and the holidays have in common? Frankly, not always a lot, since holidays can be an busy time of year. But when I do carve out free time, I always make sure to talk to my kids about being generous. How many times do we take the… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

How Child Sponsorship Cultivates FH's Five Values

Written by Carrie Woodward

Since Food for the Hungry (FH) released our Heartbeat, the guiding principles that lead us toward our mission to end poverty, it has been a joy to find the multitude of ways that the five core values appear throughout all of FH’s work. Read More

  Child Sponsorship
Written by Elizabeth Van Zyl
5 Pieces of Poverty-Related Legislation You Should Support this Fall

As you’re updating your voter registration and reading up on candidates ahead of midterm elections on November 6, add one more thing to your political to-do list: advocate for the following international poverty-focused legislation. While foreign assistance makes up less than 0.5% of the federal budget,… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

Teachers Put Children on New Paths

Written by Beth Allen

Think for a moment: Are there teachers who changed your life? Many of us remember teachers who put us on new directions. Or maybe you can think of a teacher who came into your child’s life at exactly the right time. Sokros, age 17, is one of myriad children in… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

Letter Writing isn't a Dying Art in Child Sponsorship

Written by Sara Chambers

What is it about getting a handwritten letter in the mail? Not an email, or a text message or some kind random shout out on Instagram or Facebook, but a handwritten note. In all honesty, I’m a bit sad that this is a dying art and it’s… Read More

  Child Sponsorship
Written by Beth Allen
What Do Community Graduation and a Train Board Have in Common?

When Food for the Hungry enters a community, our first step is to help parents and community leaders dream of graduation day. One sunny day in Guatemala’s highlands, I sat in a church listening to men and women talk about their community’s future.  They hunched over large pieces of newsprint paper,… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

There's Power in Truth and Hope

Written by Beth Allen

It’s sad and unfortunate that I can mention suicide anywhere in the world, and know that people in any culture will understand. At Food for the Hungry, we sometimes hear sad news about suicides of children in our programs – yes, children. With tears and prayers, we record the children’s names on a… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

Updates from the Field: The Power of Cascade Groups

Written by Sara Chambers

Every year our team compiles a country update for all child sponsors. This update shares what has been happening in the country where their sponsored child lives and gives them a glimpse into the real work that’s happening in the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works. This year,… Read More

  Child Sponsorship