The Blog

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

  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

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

  Disaster Relief

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

  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
Written by Beth Allen
Voices From the field: South Sudan Refugees Tell Their Story

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

Yemen: A Perfect Storm of Disasters

Written by Mike Meyers

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
Written by Wendy McMahan
Your Church Can Respond to Famine in South Sudan

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

Why Are We #WithRefugees?

Written by Sarah Rutledge

 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
Written by Wendy McMahan
Join the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

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

  Church

Ugandans, South Sudanese Refugees Partner to Fight Hunger

Written by Beth Allen

When you can’t go to the grocery store, growing food is your only option if you want to eat. In Northern Uganda, refugee families from South Sudan face this harsh reality daily and have turned to Food for the Hungry for help. Over 880,000 South Sudanese have… Read More

  Disaster Relief

No Lost Generation of Syrian Refugee Children

Written by Staff Writer

“I love my country, but you get to a point where you know you have to leave.” Recalling the life she left behind in Aleppo, Donia welcomed us graciously into her home amongst a large informal tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley. Before fleeing to Lebanon five years… Read More

  Disaster Relief