The Blog

Written by Beth Allen
How Humanitarian Workers Change Lives

On this World Humanitarian Day, we say thank you to the people who end poverty worldwide. Over 98% of Food for the Hungry’s worldwide humanitarian workers serve within their own country. The vast majority of our workers aren’t North Americans living overseas. Instead, Guatemalans help Guatemalans, and Ethiopians serve… Read More

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We Pursue Beauty: This Could be the Best Part of Your Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

If you’re anything like me, getting on the internet and especially social media can feel like walking into a field of land mines. Between fake news, disparaging debate, and sad stories from around the globe, there’s a lot about social media that causes me anxiety. Some people suffer so badly… Read More

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How You Can Help Create Safe Places On International Youth Day

Written by Carrie Woodward

Sacred Places and Safe Spaces My favorite writer-philosopher-activist, Wendell Berry, once put in a poem, There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. That is to say, there are… Read More

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Written by Alice Zhang
3 Ways FH is Reconciling Relationships Between Indigenous Groups

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This day recognizes indigenous populations as some of the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Although there is no official definition for indigenous peoples, they can include native peoples, ethnic tribes, and clans. They tend to have… Read More

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Back to School: 3 Ways to Teach Students About Poverty in the Classroom

Written by Sara Chambers

Back to school was always an exciting time. As a kid, I remember laying out my strategically planned outfit on my bed the night before. I had each detail planned out from hair accessories to my pencil box. Even in college, I was always excited to get a new syllabus… Read More

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Your Friendship Can Prevent Human Trafficking

Written by Carrie Woodward

The Kangaroo in Canberra Life in the 21st century is full of challenges, conflicts, and surprises. Just last month, a kangaroo hopped onto the field of a soccer match in Australia’s capital city of Canberra and interrupted… Read More

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Written by Sara Chambers
Updates from the Field: The Power of Cascade Groups

Every year our team compiles a country update for all child sponsors. This update shares what has been happening in the country where their sponsored child lives and gives them a glimpse into the real work that’s happening in the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works. This year,… Read More

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Considering the Life and Values of Nelson Mandela

Written by Gary Edmonds

Today is Nelson Mandela International Day. It commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. The UN General Assembly launched Nelson Mandela International Day on his birthday in 2009 via a unanimous decision. This day also marks 100 years since his birth (July 18,… Read More

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The 5 Stages of Grief and Loss: Remembering the Children

Written by Samantha Harper

Remembering the Children There will come a moment in your life if it hasn’t already when the world stops and the gravity of mortality will hit you like a ton of bricks.  This may be sparked by a story on the news. Your doctor might give you medical advice to change… Read More

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Written by Alice Zhang
World Cup 2018: Reflections on the Magic of Soccer

As fans don jerseys worldwide, leading up to the World Cup final on July 15, I’m reminded by the undeniable magic soccer has to unite communities around the world. In a time where countries disagree on everything from trade tariffs to nuclear weapons, it’s refreshing… Read More

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Global Youth and the Rise of Education: A Reflection for Malala Day

Written by Gary Edmonds

Featured Image graphic from the film He Named Me Malala.  Today is Malala Yousafzai’s 21st birthday and is celebrated as Malala Day. The United Nations as it commemorates not only her birthday but also the day she delivered a powerful speech at the UN to call for… Read More

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9 Quotes from our Founding Fathers on Advocating for the Poor

Written by Alice Zhang

This July 4, the US is turning 242 years old. Considering that the youngest country in the world is only turning seven this year, in contrast, 242 is a pretty long time. While it’s been a tumultuous year around the globe in both political and… Read More

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From Intern to Full-time

I distinctly remember the first time I held a letter from one of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) sponsored children. It was my first day as an intern. All around the letter’s edges were the smallest, dust-colored fingerprints. I rubbed my own thumb over them and had to smile. Somewhere in… Read More

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Relationships Make the Difference in Church Partnerships

Written by Wendy McMahan

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Tina Schuler and her family knew the answer was Bolivia, a mountainous country in South America. Why? Because a trip to Bolivia would allow them to meet their sponsored child! Discovering Bolivia… Read More

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I Was A Child Sponsorship Skeptic

Written by Carrie Woodward

Skeptic magazine is a publication by an organization called “The Skeptics Society.” The stories ask big questions about belief and about science. Are there aliens out there? Is climate change real? Did Jesus actually exist?   When I was in college, I was skeptical about a lot… Read More

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