The Blog

Written by Beth Allen
What Do Prayer and The Butterfly Effect Have in Common?

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

  Featured

5 Myths about Child Sponsorship

Written by Beth Allen

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

  Sponsor Impact

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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Written by Beth Allen
How a Mom Stopped Violence -- With Hugs

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

  Featured

How Families like Yours are Creating Hope for the Future in Bangladesh

Written by Kendra Szabo

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

  Disaster Relief

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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Written by Beth Allen
The Bible Builds Strong Communities

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

  Sponsor Impact

Earthworms: The Easiest Way to Provide Nutrition to Kids Like Yours

Written by Kendra Szabo

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

  Sponsor Impact

Child Sponsorship: Ending Poverty Through Relationship

Written by Guest

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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Written by Kendra Szabo
Vegetable Seeds Also Plant Hope

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

  Sponsor Impact

Child Sponsorship and Eating an Elephant

Written by Annie Kim

You can’t eat an entire elephant in one sitting. —My mom   As a youth, I wanted to achieve and had little patience for the process of obtaining results. When I got older, my mom’s saying about eating an elephant stuck with me. I now understand that she meant we need… Read More

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Don't Chicken Out; Help a Family!

Written by Beth Allen

For one Bolivian family, breakfast is the happiest meals of the day — and chickens are to blame. Carlos and Paulina Arispe are raising their two daughters, Noelia (age 4) and Rilda (age 5), in one of Bolivia’s poorest villages. Nearly 30 percent of children in this part of… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Kendra Szabo
Child Sponsorship Builds a Family Across Borders

Carlos Nunez is an employee at Food for the Hungry (FH) who works as a field liaison for the Dominican Republic and Haiti. But before he worked for FH, child sponsorship changed his life. Carlos was about 9 years old when he found out he had a sponsor. He was… Read More

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Engaging Culture from Long Island to Guatemala

Written by Wendy McMahan

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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