The Blog

Written by Beth Allen
What Do Community Graduation and a Train Board Have in Common?

When Food for the Hungry enters a community, our first step is to help parents and community leaders dream of graduation day. One sunny day in Guatemala’s highlands, I sat in a church listening to men and women talk about their community’s future.  They hunched over large pieces of newsprint paper,… Read More

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There's Power in Truth and Hope

Written by Beth Allen

It’s sad and unfortunate that I can mention suicide anywhere in the world, and know that people in any culture will understand. At Food for the Hungry, we sometimes hear sad news about suicides of children in our programs – yes, children. With tears and prayers, we record the children’s names on a… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

4 Ways to Celebrate International Literacy Day

Written by Alice Zhang

International Literacy Day, on September 8, is a moment to both celebrate achievements and take a look at what needs to be done in the years ahead. Even today, there are at least 750 million adults, including 102 million adolescents, who lack basic literacy skills. Imagine reading the following on… Read More

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Written by Alice Zhang
3 Ways FH is Reconciling Relationships Between Indigenous Groups

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This day recognizes indigenous populations as some of the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Although there is no official definition for indigenous peoples, they can include native peoples, ethnic tribes, and clans. They tend to have… Read More

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Updates from the Field: The Power of Cascade Groups

Written by Sara Chambers

Every year our team compiles a country update for all child sponsors. This update shares what has been happening in the country where their sponsored child lives and gives them a glimpse into the real work that’s happening in the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works. This year,… Read More

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Relationships Make the Difference in Church Partnerships

Written by Wendy McMahan

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Tina Schuler and her family knew the answer was Bolivia, a mountainous country in South America. Why? Because a trip to Bolivia would allow them to meet their sponsored child! Discovering Bolivia… Read More

  Church
Written by Beth Allen
Why FH Should Help Widows

In any community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, needy widows come to the top of the list of people we help. Jacinta is a partially-blind widow in Mozambique. Not only has she lost a husband, but all seven of her children have died.  She showed up in the community… Read More

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3 Ways You Can Volunteer for FH

Written by Shelby Jackson

Volunteering doesn’t always seem very exciting to the average participant. When you volunteer your time at FH, you’re playing a key role in ending extreme poverty. The mission of Food for the Hungry (FH) is highly dependent on our groups of faithful volunteers. We need dedicated individuals… Read More

  FH Culture

How Your Family Can Make a Difference with Earthworms

Written by Kendra Szabo

I’m sure you know the importance of vegetables, I don’t need to tell you. Even if you (or more likely — your children) don’t like them, there’s no denying the nutritional value. They’re an imperative part of the food pyramid (or food plate now.) Around the… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Kendra Szabo
5 Things To Include in Your Child Sponsorship Letters

A few times a year, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) send you a letter from your sponsored child. They typically tell you about their favorite classes, their hobbies, their family. Then they usually will ask you a question. That’s one prompt for your response, but what else is… Read More

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How FH helped a veteran find life after war

Written by Beth Allen

On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives in military service. Far too many of the countries where Food for the Hungry works have lost their best and brightest to war.  And the veteran of those battles faces terrible challenges to life when fighting ends. Sok Ol, a father of… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

Seeing Through The Dirt

Written by Samantha Harper

  What does it take to grow? Well, that’s a loaded and complex question now, isn’t it? Am I referring to the business, influence, spiritual, intellect, or horticulture?  Some of these areas of growth are much easier than others given the proper utility and resources to do so.  It seems… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
How FH Helps Your Sponsored Child in a Disaster

When disaster strikes our communities, Food for the Hungry (FH) always contacts our child sponsors to inform them of the situation. But even before that call or email, myriad FH staffers around the globe take action. First, the staff who work daily with your sponsored child in the community make an emergency… Read More

  Disaster Relief

How One Drawing and Sponsorship Connected Two Families 2,500 Miles Apart

Written by Samantha Harper

In preparation for my week-long departure from my 4-year-old son to Guatemala, I made sure to inform him why it was important for mommy to be gone. My son, curious as ever, asked me many questions. He wanted to know where I was going, who I was going to see,… Read More

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Why Malaria Eradication is Possible

Written by Beth Allen

Malaria is one of the world’s worst diseases. In 2016 alone, malaria-infected over 216 million people. The very old and the very young suffer the worst; 70% of the malaria deaths that year were children under age 5. But Food for the Hungry(FH) is fighting — and winning — the… Read More

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