The Blog

Written by Samantha Harper
Seeing Through The Dirt

  What does it take to grow? Well, that’s a loaded and complex question now, isn’t it? Am I referring to the business, influence, spiritual, intellect, or horticulture?  Some of these areas of growth are much easier than others given the proper utility and resources to do so.  It seems… Read More

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Empower Not Replace: A Reflection on International Day of Families

Written by Mike Meyers

United Nations observes today as the International Day of Families, a day that provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues that families deal with. The hope is that we use it as an opportunity to learn more about the social, economic and demographic… Read More

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Why Mother's Day is Really About Peace and Unity

Written by Sara Chambers

Mother’s Day is almost here and if you’re like me, you’re hoping for a homemade card, breakfast, and for someone else to do the dishes. There might even be flowers involved.  Orchids are my favorite, but I like roses just as much as the next mama. Like many other holidays,… Read More

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Written by Rosa Hernandez
Sacrifices and Rewards: Why Teachers Play an Important Role in Our Lives

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela Part of the purpose of Food for the Hungry (FH) is to graduate communities. What does that mean though? It means to walk alongside the most vulnerable teaching them to be self-sufficient in… Read More

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Add Your Prayers to the Praises of Children Around the World

Written by Carrie Woodward

Have You Prayed for the Vulnerable Today? Ephesians 6 encourages Christians, “Put on the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11 ESV). His truth, His peace, the gift of faith, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the Word of the Lord, empowers Christians to face all the brokenness… Read More

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How One Drawing and Sponsorship Connected Two Families 2,500 Miles Apart

Written by Samantha Harper

In preparation for my week-long departure from my 4-year-old son to Guatemala, I made sure to inform him why it was important for mommy to be gone. My son, curious as ever, asked me many questions. He wanted to know where I was going, who I was going to see,… Read More

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Written by Shelby Jackson
Bridging the Generational Gap in Volunteering

Many of our volunteers tend to be retired adults. It makes sense, they have time and are dedicated to the cause of ending poverty for the vulnerable. But we also get excited about engaging the high-school and college-aged crowd and bridging the generational gap in volunteering. Cultivating a heart… Read More

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Living In The Balance: An Earth Day Reflection

Written by Gary Edmonds

Back when I lived in Washington, I would often notice that the local parks near our home would be covered in trash and debris following major university sporting events. Students would walk home and leave the evidence of their fun spread all over the outdoor public spaces. This… Read More

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A Congressional Vision Trip and the Case for Foreign Assistance

Written by Lucas Koach

Doing development work is complex and nuanced. There is a myriad of factors that FH must consider and execute in order for communities to really rise out of extreme poverty. We often say that our solutions are holistic meaning that they have to address each part of the person. Our… Read More

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Written by Wendy McMahan
Pastors Discover Vibrant People in Lima, Peru

The first thing Aaron Coe noticed after landing in Lima, Peru was the sheer volume of people. “It’s a city of 11 million people,” Aaron commented. “Driving on your way from the airport to the hotel, you’d notice vans had been converted to buses and were holding 15-20… Read More

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4 Books That Help Me Lead at Food for the Hungry

Written by Mike Meyers

Recently our entire marketing team set out to do a strengths finder test. This assessment is made up of a set of timed questions forcing you to choose how you identify with a range of identifying characteristics. It can be quite telling when you look at a grid of… Read More

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Read the Inspiring Highlights of FH's 2017 Annual Report

Written by Carrie Woodward

Highlights of the 2017 Annual Report Pause. Think about 2017. Growing innovation. Natural disasters. Political tensions. Changing cultures. And in the midst of that, Food for the Hungry (FH) faithfully pursued the vision of ending all forms of poverty worldwide. Read the full annual report… Read More

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Written by Rosa Hernandez
How School Libraries Could Impact 775 Million People

When was the last time you read a book or a magazine or the back of the cereal box or even a sign on the road? Most of us would respond with “today”. For 775 million people though, that is not the case. For 775 million people around the… Read More

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How You Can End Poverty While You Watch Baseball

Written by Kendra Szabo

If you love baseball, then let’s celebrate the upcoming season together. But did you know that you can help end poverty while you enjoy baseball? Seriously! You’re probably familiar with us here at Food for the Hungry (if not, welcome here!) So you already know… Read More

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10 Children's Books to Help You Teach Empathy on International Children's Book Day

Written by Sara Chambers

Reading has always been one of my favorite obsessions, ehhh, I mean hobbies. My to-read list is long and full of so many books that I can’t possibly get through them all at the pace that I add to it. I would spend hours at the library… Read More

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