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Written by Carrie Woodward
We Don’t Ship Sheep But We Do Support Local Economies

Every year, Food for the Hungry (FH) gets questions about how we get items donated through our gift catalog to people in FH countries around the world. Do we stick stamps on packets of vegetable seeds? Where do we get… Read More

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Pick up a Pen: It's National Letter Writing Day

Written by Andrea Hamilton

I am enamored with the idea of receiving a letter. Not the kind that contains a bill, or is from a bank trying to convince me to sign up for their platinum rewards card. An honest to goodness letter. A handwritten account of someone’s day, a story or even an… Read More

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Calling All "Plant Moms" and Environmentalists on World Soil Day

Written by Alice Zhang

One of my friends who’s an environmental engineer used to always make the distinction when we went hiking. Whenever one of us dusted up the trail or trekked through a muddy puddle, she would make the same nerdy joke: “it’s not dirty, it’s soiled!” or vice versa. Quiz… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
Download Your FREE Holiday-Inspired Digital Wallpaper Today

Christ is the fulfillment of hope for the whole world!  Isaiah 9:6 reminds us of this. And with this free wallpaper download, you’ll keep your mind and heart focused on the true reason of the season! And enjoy the design an artist at Food for the Hungry (FH) just for you. We value you. And… Read More

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Six Ways to Share the Spirit of Thanksgiving Year Round

Written by Alice Zhang

In many families, the practice of giving thanks is one that is delegated to the dinner table at Thanksgiving. While it is a great tradition to go around the table and share the things that make our lives wonderful before enjoying a turkey dinner, the reality is that giving thanks is… Read More

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How Do You Shape Thankful Hearts with Family?

Written by Mike Meyers

What do free time and the holidays have in common? Frankly, not always a lot, since holidays can be an busy time of year. But when I do carve out free time, I always make sure to talk to my kids about being generous. How many times do we take the… Read More

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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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