The Blog

Written by Beth Allen
How You Can Help a Family -- For Peanuts

Cecilia Akwero is eating every day, and you could say the cost of vanquishing her family’s hunger was peanuts. Literally. Cecilia, a widow, is one of millions of South Sudanese refugees who escaped to Uganda.  In happier times, she lived with her husband, her two children, and one grandchild in South… Read More

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A Slow-Building Genocide: The Anticipated Floods in Bangladesh

Written by Gary Edmonds

The word genocide begs a violent connotation. It fills my mind with images of rage and unrelenting noise. It kills with machetes and fire. But not all genocides move with the quick pace of a beating heart. Some are slow and calculated. Some kill with the mere denial… Read More

  Disaster Relief

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

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Written by Kendra Szabo
How Your Family Can Bring Hope to Refugees

You’ve heard us at Food for the Hungry (FH) talking to about the Rohingya refugee crisis. There are over 688,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar currently settled in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. It’s an area that is far too small to support the people who so desperately need to be there. There… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Saving South Sudan from Collapse

Written by Beth Allen

Alibef Taban’s story of life in South Sudan reads like a horrible game of Jenga. One by one, conflict pulled out the supports his family needed to survive. And now they’re threatened with collapse from homelessness and hunger. Alibef is the father of seven children.  When South Sudan’s civil war invaded… Read More

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How Families like Yours are Creating Hope for the Future in Bangladesh

Written by Kendra Szabo

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? I hear so  many answers from the children I know: “ballerina!” “firefighter!” “basketball player!” “astronaut!” “teacher!” All great aspirations, and like we always teach our children, they can do anything they put their minds to. But perhaps this is… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Sara Chambers
My Family Is Displaced, But We're Safe

My family is going through a major home renovation. We’re redoing both bathrooms and our entire kitchen. It’s left our house a shell, with nothing inside that makes it either a home or a functional living space. Since we have a 4-year-old who I could barely keep out of the… Read More

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Hope in the Hardest Places This Christmas

Written by Sarah Rutledge

This time last year, we heard news day after day about children in crisis in Syria and the ensuing refugee dilemma. This Christmas season, we are once again brought to our knees in prayer about the victims of ISIS in Syria, Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar into Bangladesh, South Sudanese… Read More

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Clean Water for All: Is This possible?

Written by Sarah Rutledge

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. – Matthew 25:35 ‘Tis the season when you’ll hear us talk a lot about our Food for the Hungry (FH)… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Kendra Szabo
Disaster Reduction: How FH is Minimizing Risk in the Philippines

Friday is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, which is fitting day for us at Food for the Hungry (FH) to honor, as disaster reduction is a huge part of the work that we do all around the globe. We know that, unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to prevent… Read More

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How Disasters Lock People in Poverty and How to Stop It

Written by Josh Ayers

Can the world ever eradicate poverty? At Food for the Hungry, we believe it’s possible. In fact, we see progress toward this every day in communities all around the world where we work to ease human suffering and graduate communities from extreme poverty. But, it is an uphill climb. Read More

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Despair and Inspiration Collide in the Hard Places

Written by Matt Ellingson

Today I got lost in the deep eyes of a child. A young girl whose stare, both hollow and hopeful, may haunt me, implore me, shame me and inspire me at the same time. I could neither pull my eyes from hers nor could I comprehend the sadness that filled… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Matt Ellingson
Responding to the Flooding in South Asia

While so much of the heartbeat of Food for the Hungry lies in the sustainable approaches to development through the creation of durable solutions, there’s no doubting that unexpected events, such as natural disasters, catapult already vulnerable people into devastating situations.  … Read More

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The Role of Hope in Recovering From Disasters

Written by Mike Meyers

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. —Romans 15:13 Like many, I found the news reports of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation both horrifying and inspiring. Victims. Read More

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The body of Christ Responds to Disasters

Written by Beth Allen

When I see the heartbreaking images and hear the stories from the Hurricane Harvey floods, it’s easy to fall into despair. As a Christian who’s worked on disaster response for nearly 20 years, I feel the God-given tug on my heart to help. Like many, I often picture the huge operations run… Read More

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