The Blog

Written by Wendy McMahan
Engaging Culture from Long Island to Guatemala

Sherry Varughese visited Guatemala to meet the community where her church has partnered. Lighthouse Community Church in Commack, New York, was engaging with other cultures long before they began to partner with Food for the Hungry (FH). As an ethnically inclusive community in the multicultural… Read More

  Church

Teachers Are My Heroes

Written by Beth Allen

A number of years ago, I spent a workday on the road for Food for the Hungry in the Bolivian highlands. One of my colleagues had a meeting with a rural school director. I didn’t have any official duties on that stop, so I sat in the schoolyard… Read More

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Overcoming a Whale of a Problem

Written by Beth Allen

A new car resuscitated my spiritual life. That’s right, I’m feeling closer to the Lord these days due to an updated media system in my new Hyundai. (I traded in a 14-year-old Honda, so it was quite the upgrade). Riding to work at Food for the Hungry each morning, I… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
Fighting Hunger with Guinea Pigs

When a Food for the Hungry staff member in Bolivia told Juan Colque that he could raise guinea pigs for food, his first thought was, “This person is crazy.” Guinea pigs are native to the Andes region of South America, where they’re called “cuyes” in the local language. Read More

  Sponsor Impact

I Won’t Apologize

Written by Randall Davey

I’m Randall Davey, and I serve with Food for the Hungry as Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships. That means I ask donors (individuals, foundations, churches and businesses) for money, as do those who constitute the team I serve. It’s invasive work. It’s hard work. It’s necessary work and it’s never… Read More

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Crafts and Desserts: One Girl's Inspiring Plan to Raise Money for the Poor

Written by Kendra Szabo

A young, blonde girl in a pink, long-sleeve shirt sat on her family’s brown, patio couch outside their Oregon home. Her mom held the camera as she looked into it and said, “Hi, my name is Kaia; I’m 9 years old, and I want to raise money for Food for… Read More

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Written by Kendra Szabo
How Deworming Medication Improved One Girl's Life

Imagine wanting an education but not being able to attend school; being hungry but not being able to eat; needing rest, but being in so much pain that you can’t sleep. Imagine all of this caused by one thing. Worms. Though this sounds nightmarish, this was Nadine’s life. By… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

Former Sponsored Child Gives Back in Uganda

Written by Guest

On a pleasant, sunny fall day in northern Uganda, we drove to Sardis Primary School to meet one of Food for the Hungry’s former sponsored children. This young man graduated from Food for the Hungry’s Child Sponsorship Program and is now a teacher. The school property where he… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

Families Matter: Watch an Incredible Transformation

Written by Sarah Rutledge

At Food for the Hungry, we talk a lot about the incredible difference child sponsorship makes for kids and families around the world. Not only do we see immediate needs met, like clean water and food, but we also see families restored. Sponsors enable us to teach parents… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Heidi Glynn
How Saying Yes Changed a Sponsor's Life

There was nothing special about me, personally. I just said “yes” to an invitation. Somehow, I found my heart changing, as I entered into the life of a sponsor child. Her name is Rhaki Basfor, a Hindu girl from a low caste community in Bangladesh. My intention was… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

Rwanda: From Genocide to Green Fields

Written by Beth Allen

Busekera, Rwanda The impact of refugees coming to the United States has everyone talking right now. For most of us that might mean seeing just a handful of people who obviously aren’t from here, in the grocery store or in our classroom at school. Can you imagine if suddenly… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

Sponsor Spreads Love in Rwanda

Written by Guest

Today’s guest is KarenTilli, who is the proud sponsor of three Rwandan children. She recently returned from Rwanda with a heartwarming story of visiting her three sponsored children. Karen works in the tech start-up industry in New York City and is passionate about mission-driven innovation. Nine years ago, I interned with Food… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
Children's Clubs Change Lives in Cambodia

Meet Nimol! He’s the boy with the wide smile, in the cream-colored shirt. At seven years old, Nimol lives in Cambodia. He’s surrounded by his sisters in this photo, and pointing to something super important that Food for the Hungry taught his family to use…. But I’m… Read More

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Children's Clubs Change Lives in Cambodia

Written by Beth Allen

Meet Nimol! He’s the boy with the wide smile, in the cream-colored shirt. At seven years old, Nimol lives in Cambodia. He’s surrounded by his sisters in this photo, and pointing to something super important that Food for the Hungry taught his family to use…. But I’m… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

How to End Poverty With Chickens

Written by Beth Allen

Chickens can be easily overlooked, when you think about farms. Horses are big and beautiful, and pigs are funny. Cows make for good cartoon laughs too, as Gary Larson demonstrated ably in The Far Side. Chickens are hard to draw or imitate and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a… Read More

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