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Written by Gary Edmonds
Women: The Key to Restoring Balance in a Community

When I consider the most effective ways to end poverty, I think of empowering women. It’s like the mobiles that my wife lovingly hung above our children’s cribs when they were babies. Different elements of the mobile dangled at different levels. Together they kept the colorful toy in balance. Similarly,… Read More

  From Our Leadership

A New Year, A New Opportunity

Written by whiteboard

I believe the stories and lessons of our past must inform our future. God teaches us and brings us through experiences so that they help us make better decisions moving forward. In 2016, I learned a lot about how God wants to use you, me, Food for the Hungry and… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Merry Christmas from Children Around the World

Written by Gary Edmonds

It’ll always be about the kids! Of course the story of Christmas is about one child. The child that offers us forgiveness, hope and abundant love. When we think of Christmas, images of children playing and laughing often ensue. I think that’s because the joy of Christmas is best appreciated… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by whiteboard
Light in Darkness: How will you Celebrate Christmas?

Can you remember the past six Christmases? What have been your favorite memories? How much has your life changed over that time? While many in the Middle East don’t celebrate Christmas, some do. And for them, this will be the sixth Christmas in crisis. The Sixth. Whether or not… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Keyhole Garden Yields Benefits for Arizona Gardener

Written by Guest

Today’s guest blogger is Charlie Tardibuono, Food for the Hungry’s Chief Information Officer, who guides our technology efforts worldwide from the Phoenix office. He worked with several other FH staff to build a keyhole garden at his Arizona home. To his delight, he found that the keyhole outperform… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Educating Girls to Survive - One Class at a Time

Written by whiteboard

Ten years ago, my wife and I had our first child. We were thrilled with our beautiful, healthy baby girl. Anyone who has had a child knows the feeling you get that moment the baby comes – what an amazing experience (says the guy who did… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by whiteboard
The Girl Child Matters

The Girl Child. Why do we even have a day that separates out female children from male children? Because for millions of little girls around the world, their lives are treated differently. And in many cases, it’s not ok. Kenya Nomadic Girls School from Food for… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Save a Life With Goats - Kid to Kid

Written by whiteboard

So bear with me for a moment. I’ll get to the goats. I’m sure you’ve heard of El Niño. But did you know that the effects are global and widespread? The weather system wreaking havoc and creating droughts and floods. Here’s what the US Embassy in Ethiopia… Read More

  Disaster Relief

A Saint's View on Charity: Motivation Matters

Written by whiteboard

Mother Teresa understood that acts of charity need to be rooted in the holiest of motivations. So on this International Day of Charity, a day sanctioned by the United Nations in honor of her on the day of her death, and now the day of her canonization as a saint, we celebrate her ideas that continue to encourage the world towards peace, compassion and good will towards others. Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by whiteboard
Blessed Are the Peacemakers: 4 Steps to Developing Dynamic Leaders

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” – Matthew 5:9 The world is in need of peacemakers today. In our churches and courtrooms, in our neighborhoods and our social media feeds, divisiveness seems to rule the day. It is undeniable that there… Read More

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With Liberty and Justice for All: 3 Patriotic Slogans For a World in Need

Written by whiteboard

Hot dogs, parades, fireworks. Joining with friends and family to play games, feast and celebrate our country’s birthday. Maybe more so than any other day of the year, Independence Day is a patriotic holiday that facilitates community and celebrates the fundamental ideals upon which the United States of America was founded. As… Read More

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Turning Ashes into Beauty Under the Mango Trees

Written by whiteboard

Nicaragua is a stunningly beautiful country. Lush jungles, exotic flowers, and breath-taking smiles. It is truly a country where the beauty of God’s creation is on full display! The environment at it’s best! Last month I had the opportunity to visit the country and witness stories of unbelievable physical and… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by whiteboard
A Reflection on the World Humanitarian Summit

“Life has meaning to the extent that it becomes a free gift for others…[1]” was the challenge put before senior global leaders from around the world at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this week by Allen Ottaro, a young Kenyan youth leader who was directly… Read More

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Five Years of War in Syria: The Global Impact

Written by whiteboard

Five years of fear. Five years of pain. Syria. In March, the world watched the war in Syria drag past the five-year mark. It’s become a constant hum of despair in our social feeds. A regular report in our nightly news. Yet little seems to change. In many ways, it… Read More

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Confessions of a Child Sponsorship Skeptic

Written by Ryan Brown

My name is Ryan and I am a recovering child sponsorship skeptic. When I came to Food for the Hungry just over 10 years ago, it wasn’t that I doubted that good work was being done through child sponsorship. I would never have come to work Food for the Hungry… Read More

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