The Blog

Written by Sarah Rutledge
Hope in the Hardest Places This Christmas

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

  Disaster Relief

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

Disaster Reduction: How FH is Minimizing Risk in the Philippines

Written by Kendra Szabo

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

  Disaster Relief
Written by Josh Ayers
How Disasters Lock People in Poverty and How to Stop It

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

  Disaster Relief

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

Responding to the Flooding in South Asia

Written by Matt Ellingson

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

  Disaster Relief
Written by Mike Meyers
The Role of Hope in Recovering From Disasters

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

  Disaster Relief

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

  Disaster Relief

Voices From the field: South Sudan Refugees Tell Their Story

Written by Beth Allen

The complexities of the South Sudan refugee crisis are myriad. Merely crossing the border, leaving the war behind, doesn’t end the nightmare. Food for the Hungry is walking alongside refugees and host families in Northern Uganda who are part of the living hell of the world’s worst… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Mike Meyers
Yemen: A Perfect Storm of Disasters

Yemen was the poorest country in the Arab world even before the civil war that has raged there since 2014. Now, Yemen’s children are suffering a one-two-three punch of war, famine and disease. With the nation’s infrastructure reduced to rubble, most Yemenis struggle to find basic necessities and can only… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Light after Darkness: A Syrian Mother’s Story of Pain, Hope and Learning to Dream Again

Written by Staff Writer

Across languages and cultures, mothers can relate to the deep emotions that children bring. Mothers carry a daily profound sense of joy, richness and blessing, and the immense burden of care and concern. Today you have the privilege to get a glimpse into the life of Cedra, a refugee mother… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Your Church Can Respond to Famine in South Sudan

Written by Wendy McMahan

Churches across the world are waking up to the famine that has struck East Africa. In South Sudan, climate conditions have combined with political conflict and a collapsing economy to bring devastation. The United Nations has declared a famine in South… Read More

  Church
Written by Sarah Rutledge
Why Are We #WithRefugees?

 At Food for the Hungry (FH), standing with the more than 65 million refugees and displaced people around the world isn’t about a political stance. It isn’t about a popular hashtag. And it’s not just a convenient statement to make on World Refugee Day. Food… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Surprising Things Refugees Lose

Written by Staff Writer

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says the world has reached the highest number of refugees and forcibly displaced people in history. As awareness of this global refugee crisis increases, stories of great loss abound. Like Boshra,… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Join the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Written by Wendy McMahan

Here’s what the World Council of Prayers has to say about the need to end famine. “We are not only called to respond to the needs of our sisters and brothers in dire situations in a compassionate, timely and sufficient manner. We are also commanded to see the… Read More

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