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Empower Not Replace: A Reflection on International Day of Families

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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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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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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Written by Mike Meyers
Foreign Aid and the Christian Response

Just a few short months ago, I visited Uganda. There I toured a medical clinic that helped me make some powerful realizations. Food for the Hungry (FH) worked with the community there to build the clinic, as a way to address their biggest obstacles at… Read More

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For Spiritual Development, Ask Hard Questions

Written by Ed Hatch

Success in any context requires overcoming obstacles. In our work life or in our spiritual life, to achieve or accomplish anything significant means doing hard things. Doing hard things means asking hard questions. The struggle is part of the transformation. This is as true for organizations as it is for… Read More

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How Burundi Communities Graduated from Extreme Poverty

Written by Mike Meyers

Just when I thought our ride on an almost-road in the lush Burundi countryside couldn’t get any more harrowing, the Food for the Hungry driver stopped at a rickety bridge and told the passengers to get out. Together, we approached the ramshackle structure. Made from six-inch-in-diameter tree trunks, it… Read More

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Written by Gary Edmonds
Values-Driven Relief and Development

Much has been said over the last four or so decades about why organizations should be values-driven and how to recognize one that is. If you’ve ever flown with Southwest Airlines, you know from the first public announcement that one of the organization’s guiding values is fun. That’s because Southwest is… Read More

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Corporate Heartbeat: Where Passion Meets Efficiency

Written by Mike Meyers

I recently attended a meeting of the Food for the Hungry leadership in Africa. We talked about the corporate heartbeat that we recently articulated. I was thrilled at the level of understanding and passion invoked by this new guiding statement. The following video explains it. The Heartbeat of FH… Read More

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Together: Peace Building in the New Year

Written by Gary Edmonds

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! — Psalm 133:1 (NIV) About every 500 or 600 years, factors converge to bring about a reformation in the world. In 2017, we celebrated the 500th of the Protestant Reformation, and I’m seeing signs that… Read More

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Written by Gary Edmonds
Evidence of Hope This Christmas

For to us a child is born . . . Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end . . . The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. — Isaiah 9:6-7 Have you watched the news recently? Things look dour, don’t they? But,… Read More

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Ideas to Survive Christmas Vacation with Your Kids

Written by Mike Meyers

Have you ever seen those back-to-school TV commercials that use the Christmas song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”? They show a parent joyfully collecting school supplies while the kids who are about to end their summer vacation watch with gloom. I know that feeling. And if you… Read More

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Where's God This Thanksgiving?

Written by Gary Edmonds

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. Psalm 18:28 (NIV)   The world watched in horror as news reports detailed a heinous, methodical shooting during Sunday services at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, TX. Later, frustrated national leaders rebuked their… Read More

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Written by Mike Meyers
Child Sponsorship Fosters Thankfulness at My House

Thankfulness and compassion are big topics at my house. My work at Food for the Hungry has helped my wife and me to spark conversations about how privileged we are as Americans. Catalysts for these conversations include both Child Sponsorship and the Gift Catalog. The Lessons of… Read More

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Helping Communities by Focusing on Girls

Written by Mike Meyers

Did you know that children of literate mothers are 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5? These children also are 26 percent less vulnerable to stunting. Tweet This: Children of literate mothers are 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5 and 26%… Read More

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For the Sake of the Children

Written by Gary Edmonds

Child survival is a phrase used often in the relief and development world. Technically speaking, it’s a measurement of how many children die before reaching age 5. The good news is that child survival rates are going up. In 1990, 90 out of 1,000 little ones around the world died… Read More

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