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Written by Jess Bell
5 Days of Teaching VBS Kids About Poverty

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. — Proverbs 22:6   VBS, also well known as Vacation Bible School, is a week-long day camp for kids to attend in the summer. It is generally led by local churches to teach… Read More

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Taste The World: Causa [Peru]

Written by Jess Bell

Food is pretty great, am I right? Food is one area I’ve always loved to be adventurous, because what could go wrong? (Mind you, I’ve never had food poisoning so “knock on wood”) It’s cool because you can learn so much about a person by simply looking at… Read More

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Entering Lent with the Right Heart, and Why It Matters

Written by Sarah Rutledge

Tomorrow, many churches will observe Ash Wednesday and begin the season of Lent. Lent is considered one of the most important seasons on the liturgical calendar, spanning from Wednesday, March 6 to April 21 this year. It’s a holy season of 40 days marked by repentance, fasting and prayer, causing us to reflect on Christ’s great… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
5 Podcasts for Learning About Culture and the World in 2019

You probably follow Food for the Hungry (FH) because you care about people. Maybe you are also interested in global poverty or economics. You might use child sponsorship to teach your family about other countries. Or FH might be your way of connecting to people who are from another culture. You support our… Read More

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Here Are FH's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Written by Alice Zhang

At the beginning of the new year, we decided to do some reflection and take a look back at the top 10 blog posts of 2018. The following had the highest traffic among our readers with a heart for global missions. Check out the list below to see if you’ve read all of… Read More

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Download FREE Digital Wallpaper of Art Inspired by People Around the World

Written by Carrie Woodward

We asked female artists to each create original artwork to illustrate pages in a 2019 Food for the Hungry (FH) calendar. Each work is inspired by people FH serves around the world, with a special focus on the women who form the backbone of every community. You can get a FREE calendar with… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
We Don’t Ship Sheep But We Do Support Local Economies

Every year, Food for the Hungry (FH) gets questions about how we get items donated through our gift catalog to people in FH countries around the world. Do we stick stamps on packets of vegetable seeds? Where do we get… Read More

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Pick up a Pen: It's National Letter Writing Day

Written by Andrea Hamilton

I am enamored with the idea of receiving a letter. Not the kind that contains a bill, or is from a bank trying to convince me to sign up for their platinum rewards card. An honest to goodness letter. A handwritten account of someone’s day, a story or even an… Read More

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Download Your FREE Holiday-Inspired Digital Wallpaper Today

Written by Carrie Woodward

Christ is the fulfillment of hope for the whole world!  Isaiah 9:6 reminds us of this. And with this free wallpaper download, you’ll keep your mind and heart focused on the true reason of the season! And enjoy the design an artist at Food for the Hungry (FH) just for you. We value you. And… Read More

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Written by Alice Zhang
Six Ways to Share the Spirit of Thanksgiving Year Round

In many families, the practice of giving thanks is one that is delegated to the dinner table at Thanksgiving. While it is a great tradition to go around the table and share the things that make our lives wonderful before enjoying a turkey dinner, the reality is that giving thanks is… Read More

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5 Early Childhood Development Toys for Your Toddler

Written by Sara Chambers

The earliest years of a child’s life are the time of greatest brain development and opportunity. Children’s early experiences and environments build the foundation for future health, education, and life outcomes. So, when it comes to shopping for toys for your toddler, it’s hard to choose from the thousands of… Read More

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God's Story: The Story That Matters Most

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the first in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. You’re invited to follow the series, and read the second post here. Have you ever experienced a moment that broadened your view of the world? I have a friend who… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
This Is the Tool That Totally Changed My Life in Community

Attitudes of a Community Developer In my office, I have a poster hanging on the wall. It’s based on a list that I stole from Bryant Myers’ book Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development. (By the way, that book is… Read More

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Back to School: 3 Ways to Teach Students About Poverty in the Classroom

Written by Sara Chambers

Back to school was always an exciting time. As a kid, I remember laying out my strategically planned outfit on my bed the night before. I had each detail planned out from hair accessories to my pencil box. Even in college, I was always excited to get a new syllabus… Read More

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5 Companies to Support on World Chocolate Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

July 6 is World Chocolate Day — perhaps one of the best holidays of the year if you love chocolate as much as I do. The unfortunate reality is that many of the world’s top chocolate companies utilize child labor in their production. (click here for more) This… Read More

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