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Honoring the Legacy of Former CEO and President, Gary Edmonds

“So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and… Read More

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

Written by Gary Edmonds

Today is Malala Yousafzai’s 21st birthday, the same day we celebrate 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 worldwide access to education. It was… Read More

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What’s the Problem with Poverty?

Written by Ed Hatch

Einstein famously said that if he had one hour to solve a problem, he would take 55 minutes to define it. Here’s one: What’s the problem with poverty? Poverty is a global problem. But what kind of problem is it, and why does poverty exist? The definition is… Read More

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Written by Gary Edmonds
The Key to Sustainable Solutions: Taking the Driver's Wheel

In over thirty years of traveling around the world and learning about solutions to end poverty, the question that seems to be the most important one to ask is this: are these solutions sustainable? Sustainable Change Leads to Lasting Impact While I care about all the different ways… Read More

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Across the Globe, Gratitude and Giving Go Hand in Hand

Written by Mike Meyers

As the CEO of Food for the Hungry, I have been fortunate to travel to some of the world’s hardest places on a quest to end poverty. The scenes I have encountered when welcomed into the homes of families on the other side of the world are quite different than… 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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Written by Alice Zhang
Meet Mike B. Meyers: Q&A with Food for the Hungry’s New CEO

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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Education: A Common Experience

Written by Gary Edmonds

We’ve all been watching as parents send their children off to their first day of school. There are plenty of smiling pictures, some with signs indicating their grade and what they hope to become at this age, but there’s one thing that they all have in common. Deep down inside,… Read More

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World Breastfeeding Week: How Breastfeeding Contributes to Ending Poverty

Written by Gary Edmonds

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week, a week focused on the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. Why do that? Because the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) believes “breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms and ensures food security for babies, even… Read More

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Written by Gary Edmonds
Considering the Life and Values of Nelson Mandela

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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Finding Restoration in the Desert

Written by Gary Edmonds

Yesterday was World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This day acknowledges that desertification and drought are global problems and that joint action by the international community is needed to combat them, particularly in Africa. de·sert·i·fi·ca·tion dəˌzərdəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/ noun The process by which fertile land… Read More

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The Coffee and The Kiss: a Reflection on Father’s Day

Written by Mike Meyers

My wife casually popped into our room last weekend and reminded me that this coming Sunday was Father’s Day. I forgot it was approaching. She, of course, asked what I wanted to do, and I was quick to respond, “just be a father.” I spend quite a bit… Read More

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Written by Gary Edmonds
A Slow-Building Genocide: The Anticipated Floods in Bangladesh

The word genocide begs a violent connotation. It fills my mind with images of rage and unrelenting noise. It kills with machetes and fire. But not all genocides move with the quick pace of a beating heart. Some are slow and calculated. Some kill with the mere denial… Read More

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The Unparented: A Reflection On The Global Day Of Parents

Written by Gary Edmonds

Back around 2008 and 2009, I often traveled to impoverished places to lead discussions and facilitate workshops. I went into Delft, which is a violent township outside of Cape Town in South Africa. This township, with a population of almost 700,000 people, had massive unemployment and a low graduation rate. 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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