The Blog

Written by Beth Allen
How FH helped a veteran find life after war

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

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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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How FH Helps Your Sponsored Child in a Disaster

Written by Beth Allen

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
Written by Samantha Harper
How One Drawing and Sponsorship Connected Two Families 2,500 Miles Apart

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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What Do Prayer and The Butterfly Effect Have in Common?

Written by Beth Allen

Signing up for Food for the Hungry’s April 19 Prayer and Praise Facebook event is a great way to change the world. We’ll provide you with specific prayer requests for children, communities, and countries worldwide. If you’re a child sponsor with FH, we invite you to pray for your… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
5 Myths about Child Sponsorship

I started working for Food for the Hungry (FH) over two decades ago, believing myriad myths about child sponsorship. Within a few short weeks of joining the staff in Bolivia 1995, most of those myths were busted. Below are some myths that I believed at the start, while some of these come… Read More

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7 Ways You Can Empower Women and Girls Right Now

Written by Kendra Szabo

International Women’s Day was just celebrated on Thursday, March 8 but all of this month continues to be Women’s History Month. In honor of both holidays, we wanted to share with you 7 ways your family can empower women and girls right now through partnering with Food for the Hungry (FH). Read More

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How a Mom Stopped Violence -- With Hugs

Written by Beth Allen

For Lita Trujillo, a mother in Peru, inherited family violence stretched back multiple generations. “My grandma punished my mother and her siblings in the mornings, while everybody slept. Grandma used to throw freezing water on them, then spank them with different things like leather belts and hard wooden sticks,”… Read More

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Written by Kendra Szabo
How Families like Yours are Creating Hope for the Future in Bangladesh

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? I hear so  many answers from the children I know: “ballerina!” “firefighter!” “basketball player!” “astronaut!” “teacher!” All great aspirations, and like we always teach our children, they can do anything they put their minds to. But perhaps this is… Read More

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Children Thrive When Mothers Pursue Beauty, Goodness, and Truth

Written by Beth Allen

For Sixta Flores, a 38-year-old Bolivian wife and mother, biblical truth held no interest. She attended training meetings with Food for the Hungry because the moms sometimes received little gifts. FH staff pegged Sixta immediately as a potential volunteer leader because of her talkative, joyful personality. In her high-altitude Andean village, babies… Read More

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The Bible Builds Strong Communities

Written by Beth Allen

We Christians sometimes use fancy language to describe the Bible. We call it the Word of God, the Holy Scripture, or the Good Book. Here’s a new one for you: Building Block. For Guidmon Urcuyo,  the Bible helped put him on the path to leadership in his community of El Limonal,… Read More

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Written by Kendra Szabo
Earthworms: The Easiest Way to Provide Nutrition to Kids Like Yours

I write a lot about worms for this blog. Usually they are stomach worms and something we hate. But this is a different kind of post about worms. This post is about the good kind of worms: earthworms! Across the globe, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) help families… Read More

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Child Sponsorship: Ending Poverty Through Relationship

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Today’s guest blog is written by Penny Husted-Gamm. Penny is an award-winning photographer who has been a long-time supporter of Food for the Hungry and an advocate for the poor and suffering. She recently visited Food for the Hungry programs in Uganda and was inspired by how FH helps parents… Read More

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Vegetable Seeds Also Plant Hope

Written by Kendra Szabo

We all know the old adage, “you reap what you sow.” But what if you can’t sow anything? Well, then you reap nothing. This is the problem for so many people around the world, they know how to farm to some degree, but they don’t know what all they can… Read More

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