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Written by Andrea Hamilton
When Nature Calls: World Toilet Day 2018

We’ve all been there. Dealing with the toddler that swore he didn’t need to potty before the long road trip.. and suddenly needs to make an emergency pitstop, because he just can’t hold it anymore. The day the commute from work took twice as long… and all you could think about was… Read More

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What Do Preparing for College and Escaping Poverty Have in Common?

Written by Mike Meyers

Last week, my 7th grade daughter came to me with a declarative statement so unexpected, I had to take a deep breath before I responded. She said, “I know where I want to go to college.” Sure, her college career had crossed my mind, but not in such a tangible… Read More

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The Future is Female: Behind the Scenes of Your 2019 Artist's Edition Calendar

Written by Alice Zhang

Ordered something from the 2018 gift catalog? Read on to learn more about the complimentary 2019 artist’s edition wall calendar, included FREE with any purchase! (Note: A mailing address prompt for the calendar will appear after checkout). In nearly five decades of development work, we’ve learned a few things. Read More

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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

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5 Early Childhood Development Toys for Your Toddler

Written by Sara Chambers

The earliest years of a child’s life are the time of greatest brain development and opportunity. Children’s early experiences and environments build the foundation for future health, education, and life outcomes. So, when it comes to shopping for toys for your toddler, it’s hard to choose from the thousands of… Read More

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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

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Written by Wendy McMahan
The Story That Matters Most

Have you ever experienced a moment that broadened your view of the world? I have a friend who ministers to youth in Watts, Los Angeles. He told me a story. The neighborhood of Watts has come a long way since the Watts Riots of the 1960’s and its more recent… Read More

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This Is the Tool That Totally Changed My Life in Community

Written by Carrie Woodward

Attitudes of a Community Developer In my office, I have a poster hanging on the wall. It’s based on a list that I stole from Bryant Myers’ book Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development. (By the way, that book is… Read More

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What If Groceries Took Up 50% of Your Income?

Written by Sara Chambers

My family has a healthy food and grocery budget. I like to buy fresh produce and organic meat. I opt for low sugar snacks and cereal is expensive when my 4-year-old wants two bowls for breakfast. Every week, I log on to my local grocer’s website and I create my digital… Read More

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Written by Andrea Hamilton
World Food Day - 1 in 820 Million

Join Food for the Hungry as we celebrate World Food Day and raise awareness for those around the world that suffer from food insecurity. Each year, over 150 countries celebrate World Food Day, shining a light on the different issues that prevent millions of people from accessing nutritious food. Read More

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The Life-Changing Magic of Rubber Boots

Written by Alice Zhang

Fall is almost synonymous with breaking out the boots in America, and that means ankle boots, snow boots, rubber boots, riding boots, Chelsea boots, over-the-knee boots and more. Yet, do you know which boots have the real, life-changing magic to save lives? Rain boots. To understand how, it’s… Read More

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Meet Mike B. Meyers: Q&A with Food for the Hungry’s New CEO

Written by Alice Zhang

Mike B. Meyers has been appointed Food for the Hungry’s newest CEO to succeed Gary Edmonds, as of October 1. Meyers joined Food for the Hungry in 2012 and has served as the organization’s Chief Development Officer for the past four years. In his role, he oversaw FH’s global… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
Teachers Put Children on New Paths

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

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7 Fun Trunk-or-Treat Ideas With a Christian Twist

Written by Alice Zhang

Is your church throwing a fall harvest festival or trick-or-treat alternative to Halloween? Celebrate the fall with “trunk or treat,” a tailgate-like event that involves decorating the trunk of your car to celebrate the season! Pumpkin spice lattes are out, the leaves are beginning to change… Read More

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Letter Writing isn't a Dying Art in Child Sponsorship

Written by Sara Chambers

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

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