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The Blog

Written by Carrie Woodward
How Child Sponsorship Cultivates FH's Five Values

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

5 Pieces of Poverty-Related Legislation You Should Support this Fall

Written by Elizabeth Van Zyl

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
Written by Sara Chambers
Letter Writing isn't a Dying Art in Child Sponsorship

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

What Do Community Graduation and a Train Board Have in Common?

Written by Beth Allen

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
Written by Sara Chambers
Updates from the Field: The Power of Cascade Groups

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

Relationships Make the Difference in Church Partnerships

Written by Wendy McMahan

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Tina Schuler and her family knew the answer was Bolivia, a mountainous country in South America. Why? Because a trip to Bolivia would allow them to meet their sponsored child! Discovering Bolivia… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

I Was A Child Sponsorship Skeptic

Written by Carrie Woodward

Skeptic magazine is a publication by an organization called “The Skeptics Society.” The stories ask big questions about belief and about science. Are there aliens out there? Is climate change real? Did Jesus actually exist?   When I was in college, I was skeptical about a lot… Read More

  Child Sponsorship
Written by Beth Allen
Why FH Should Help Widows

In any community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, needy widows come to the top of the list of people we help. Jacinta is a partially-blind widow in Mozambique. Not only has she lost a husband, but all seven of her children have died.  She showed up in the community… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

3 Ways You Can Volunteer for FH

Written by Shelby Jackson

Volunteering doesn’t always seem very exciting to the average participant. When you volunteer your time at FH, you’re playing a key role in ending extreme poverty. The mission of Food for the Hungry (FH) is highly dependent on our groups of faithful volunteers. We need dedicated individuals… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

How Your Family Can Make a Difference with Earthworms

Written by Kendra Szabo

I’m sure you know the importance of vegetables, I don’t need to tell you. Even if you (or more likely — your children) don’t like them, there’s no denying the nutritional value. They’re an imperative part of the food pyramid (or food plate now.) Around the… Read More

  Child Sponsorship
Written by Samantha Harper
Seeing Through The Dirt

  What does it take to grow? Well, that’s a loaded and complex question now, isn’t it? Am I referring to the business, influence, spiritual, intellect, or horticulture?  Some of these areas of growth are much easier than others given the proper utility and resources to do so.  It seems… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

How FH Helps Your Sponsored Child in a Disaster

Written by Beth Allen

When disaster strikes our communities, Food for the Hungry (FH) always contacts our child sponsors to inform them of the situation. But even before that call or email, myriad FH staffers around the globe take action. First, the staff who work daily with your sponsored child in the community make an emergency… Read More

  Child Sponsorship

How One Drawing and Sponsorship Connected Two Families 2,500 Miles Apart

Written by Samantha Harper

In preparation for my week-long departure from my 4-year-old son to Guatemala, I made sure to inform him why it was important for mommy to be gone. My son, curious as ever, asked me many questions. He wanted to know where I was going, who I was going to see,… Read More

  Child Sponsorship