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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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Ending Poverty, Together: The "Nature" of Child Sponsorship

Written by Doug Penick

This story is part of our brand-new series “Ending Poverty, Together.” It will be dedicated to sharing the special and inspiring stories of all those who travel to Food for the Hungry fields, whether they are staff members, supporters, or partners. Follow along as each person shares the impact… Read More

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How Intergenerational Learning Led Me to K-Drama

Written by Beth Allen

I’ve spent 20 years in school, all the way up to an MBA, and did well in classroom settings. But right now, I’m really loving learning through intergenerational learning — where my peers of all ages are my teachers, and the laptop and TV my textbooks. A recent news article caught… Read More

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Written by Jeremy Reis
The Virtue of Learning Patience

Patience is a word we try and teach our kids, but sometimes shy away from when it comes to our own character building. Read More

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Vitamins and Self-Care are Important in the Developing World, Too

Written by Alice Zhang

From A to B-Complex and zinc, multivitamins have slowly nurtured their way back into the public eye. In the midst of the self-care movement, multivitamins (once a chore ordained by your mother: “take your vitamins!”) are having a major moment. A new wave of direct-to-consumer, subscription brands now… Read More

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3 Hidden Costs of Being a Refugee

Written by Esther Martinez

Refugee [noun]: A person who has been forced to leave their country due to war, persecution, or natural disaster. We’ve all seen photos of refugee camps. Tents stretch on for miles and thousands of families line up for food and water. Nights are cold, little ones cough and cry, and hope is… Read More

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Written by Mike Meyers
How Do You Shape Thankful Hearts with Family?

What do free time and the holidays have in common? Frankly, not always a lot, since holidays can be an busy time of year. But when I do carve out free time, I always make sure to talk to my kids about being generous. How many times do we take the… Read More

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How Child Sponsorship Cultivates FH's Five Values

Written by Carrie Woodward

Since Food for the Hungry (FH) released our Heartbeat, the guiding principles that lead us toward our mission to end poverty, it has been a joy to find the multitude of ways that the five core values appear throughout all of FH’s work. Read More

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5 Pieces of Poverty-Related Legislation You Should Support this Fall

Written by Elizabeth Van Zyl

As you’re updating your voter registration and reading up on candidates ahead of midterm elections on November 6, add one more thing to your political to-do list: advocate for the following international poverty-focused legislation. While foreign assistance makes up less than 0.5% of the federal budget,… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
Teachers Put Children on New Paths

Think for a moment: Are there teachers who changed your life? Many of us remember teachers who put us on new directions. Or maybe you can think of a teacher who came into your child’s life at exactly the right time. Sokros, age 17, is one of myriad children in… Read More

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Letter Writing isn't a Dying Art in Child Sponsorship

Written by Sara Chambers

What is it about getting a handwritten letter in the mail? Not an email, or a text message or some kind random shout out on Instagram or Facebook, but a handwritten note. In all honesty, I’m a bit sad that this is a dying art and it’s… Read More

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What are free-range chickens doing in Nicaragua?

Written by Alice Zhang

Maybe you’ve thought about raising chickens in your own backyard, with the nutritional benefit of having your own organic eggs for consumption. But in places like Nicaragua, chickens stretch way farther than just providing eggs benedict for Sunday brunch. In FH’s yearly gift catalog, chickens are near the top of our fields’ “wishlists.” Why? Because people like Leonsa… Read More

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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

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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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