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Back to School ... But Not Everyone

September is back to school month around the United States for 50.7 million children who are buying backpacks and school supplies for the new year. As the long days of summer fade, you can feel the excitement of a new year and new opportunities as each student steps into… Read More

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How To Teach Your Child About Poverty

Written by Karen Randau

Food for the Hungry’s new eBook, Seven Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Serving the Poor by Jeremy Reis, can help you have some fun with the children in your life while giving them important lessons on compassion. It contains seven days of great resources and fun games… Read More

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Top Ted Talks About Poverty

Written by Sara Chambers

There are so many brilliant people out there who have immense knowledge and wisdom to share, but unless you’re able to frequent conferences all over the world on a variety of topics, you might miss some of the concise information that keynote speakers often share. This is one of the… Read More

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Written by Sara Chambers
Top Ted Talks About Poverty

There are so many brilliant people out there who have immense knowledge and wisdom to share, but unless you’re able to frequent conferences all over the world on a variety of topics, you might miss some of the concise information that keynote speakers often share. This is one of the… Read More

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Faithful Reminders to Reflect On this Good Friday

Written by Chellsea Fort

Today is Good Friday. Most of the time when the word “good” is used, it is easy to see the positivity, joy or morality in whatever this word is describing. That is not necessarily the case when it comes to Good Friday. At a glance on Good Friday, we see… Read More

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Injera Recipe

Written by Sara Chambers

  I love Phoenix. There are so many reasons to love this city, but I think that the food is one of the best things about it. Since we’re so close to Mexico, it’s probably not a surprise that our Taco Tuesdays are unmatched. Exploring the food scene has… Read More

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Written by Kendra Szabo
A Victim of Child Marriage finds "Happily Ever After" in Literacy Programs

Weddings are one of my favorite events. I love watching two people pledge their love for one another and celebrating that marriage with friends and family over dancing, drinks and good food. I just got back from my cousin’s wedding, which was out of state this past weekend. It was a… Read More

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8 Ways to Honor Women on International Women's Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

International Women’s Day is a time for reflection, appreciation and advocacy for women around the globe. We come together to think about the amazing contributions women make to society, to support and encourage the women we know, and to call those in power to make decisions of equality and empowerment… Read More

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Why Does Lent Matter?

Written by Sarah Rutledge

In two days, many churches will observe Ash Wednesday. It’s considered one of the most important days on the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent (March 1-April 13 this year), which is a holy season of 40 days marked by repentance, fasting and prayer. The time culminates with… Read More

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Written by Sara Chambers
Dal Tadka Recipe

Food is such an important part of our culture. Food is served with emotion, tradition and memories. It’s varied from country to country and from home to home. It reminds us of specific events and people. It can in an instant transport us to another place. It’s visceral and… Read More

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Building a Keyhole Garden, Cultivating Friendship

Written by Chellsea Fort

Poverty is something no one should ever go through. It has brought harm and fear to people’s lives.” Those were the first two sentences found on a colorful poster board presentation completed by a group of fourth, fifth and sixth graders at a local Phoenix… Read More

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Build Your Own Keyhole Garden

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As the granddaughter of a farmer, I spent many of my childhood summers “helping” my grandfather work his land. My sister and I rode on tractors, strengthened our hands learning to irrigate and walked behind Grandpa as he surveyed his rows of corn and beets. I’m proud that some of what farmer’s like my… Read More

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Ash Wednesday, Lent and the Power of Self-Sacrifice

Today is Ash Wednesday, and it’s considered one of the most important days on the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent (February 10 through March 24), a season of simple living, prayer and fasting for 40 days, which ends on… Read More

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Resolutions: A New Year, A New You

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We all do it. As much as we can protest and grumble and eye roll, we all do it. We all make resolutions. Sometimes they’re personal and we keep them to ourselves, and other times they’re written on our bathroom mirror in lipstick AND on our day-by-day planner AND… Read More

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Good Things Come in Small Packages

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They say that good things come in small packages and in the case of water purification packets, I couldn’t agree more. I’m amazed at the life-saving possibilities that come in this tiny little pack! One packet quickly turns 10 liters of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean, drinkable water. Read More

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