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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

  From Our Leadership
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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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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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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Written by Mike Meyers
The Coffee and The Kiss: a Reflection on Father’s Day

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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A Slow-Building Genocide: The Anticipated Floods in Bangladesh

Written by Gary Edmonds

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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Written by Mike Meyers
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 Assistance 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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