The Blog

Written by Beth Allen
3 Big Reasons Why FH's Disaster Work Needs Partners

As a donor to Food for the Hungry’s disaster work, you may picture FH sending people in khaki vests to the middle of nowhere. And yes, at times, that’s true. But the reality is, it takes much more than a few staff flying from the U.S. Read More

  Disaster Relief

Ending Poverty Together: Finding Beauty Amidst the Devastation

Written by Micah Johnson

The beauty of Indonesia is incredible. The water is crystal clear, the landscape is green and lush, and mountains can be seen all around the island. This is the kind of place people would spend a lot of money to vacation here. When I traveled there… Read More

  Disaster Relief

How the Birth of a Rohingya Baby Overcame Tragedy

Written by Beth Allen

Like many moms, Khusida couldn’t wait to meet the baby she had carried for 40 weeks. Her life had been so hard. She and her husband Mohammad had fled violence and bloodshed in Myanmar. Now, they lived with nearly a million other Rohingya refugees in a sprawling camp in neighboring… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Gary Edmonds
The Key to Sustainable Solutions: Taking the Driver's Wheel

In over thirty years of traveling around the world and learning about solutions to end poverty, the question that seems to be the most important one to ask is this: are these solutions sustainable? Sustainable Change Leads to Lasting Impact While I care about all the different ways… Read More

  Disaster Relief

How You Can Help a Family -- For Peanuts

Written by Beth Allen

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

  Disaster Relief

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
Written by Beth Allen
How FH Helps Your Sponsored Child in a Disaster

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

  Disaster Relief

How Your Family Can Bring Hope to Refugees

Written by Kendra Szabo

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

  Disaster Relief
Written by Kendra Szabo
How Families like Yours are Creating Hope for the Future in Bangladesh

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

My Family Is Displaced, But We're Safe

Written by Sara Chambers

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

  Disaster Relief

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

  Disaster Relief
Written by Sarah Rutledge
Clean Water for All: Is This possible?

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

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

  Disaster Relief