The Blog

Written by Ed Hatch
For Spiritual Development, Ask Hard Questions

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

  Devotions

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

  Featured

Values-Driven Relief and Development

Written by Gary Edmonds

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

  From Our Leadership
Written by Mike Meyers
Corporate Heartbeat: Where Passion Meets Efficiency

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

  From Our Leadership

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

  From Our Leadership

Evidence of Hope This Christmas

Written by Gary Edmonds

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

  From Our Leadership
Written by Mike Meyers
Ideas to Survive Christmas Vacation with Your Kids

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

  From Our Leadership

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

  From Our Leadership

Child Sponsorship Fosters Thankfulness at My House

Written by Mike Meyers

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

  From Our Leadership
Written by Mike Meyers
Helping Communities by Focusing on Girls

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

  From Our Leadership

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

  From Our Leadership

What the Bible Says About Labor

Written by Gary Edmonds

And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. —1 Thessalonians 5:14   In the United States, Labor Day comes around the first Monday of every September. For many, the day means four important… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by Mike Meyers
The Role of Hope in Recovering From Disasters

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. —Romans 15:13 Like many, I found the news reports of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation both horrifying and inspiring. Victims. Read More

  Disaster Relief

Education: How You Can Become a Giver of Hope

Written by Mike Meyers

When my staff said that July 12 was Malala Day, I had to ask, “What’s that?” Malala Yousafzai (Photo by Simon Davis/DFID) I immediately knew when I heard the name of Malala Yousafzai. She’s the Pakastani teenager who the Taliban shot in the face for wanting an education. She… Read More

  From Our Leadership

A Father's Pride: From Potatoes to Papayas

Written by Mike Meyers

In a land that was once dry and inhospitable, I met a Bolivian father in the village of Keualanni. He used to have trouble growing much more than potatoes. Like the rest of the farmers in his community, his children cried from hunger every day and night. One out of… Read More

  From Our Leadership