The Blog

Written by Kendra Szabo
Deworming Medicine Allows Girl to Attend School Again

I was taking a road trip a week ago and noticed a billboard halfway between Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA that said, “Two or More Absences a Month Make a Child More Likely to Be Held Back.” I’m not sure who paid for the advertisement, but my thought was:… Read More

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How Literacy Transforms Lives

Written by Carrie Woodward

A Life Without Literacy Taslima Begun is a mom from a big family in a rural village in Bangladesh. Because of her family’s poverty, she never got the chance to attend school as a child. Since she saw herself as “cursed” with illiteracy, marriage to an… Read More

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How to Save When Poverty Prevents Banking

Written by Kendra Szabo

Running to the bank is one of my least favorite chores. Everyone there seems to be in a hurry, but the line is always long. Money issues are rarely fun to deal with, and overall, it’s usually inconvenient and boring like so many chores can be. But have you ever… Read More

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Written by Sarah Rutledge
3 Heartbreaking Stories That Have Changed My Life

Famine. Drought. Desperation. Dozens of heartbreaking stories with themes like this come across my desk each week. I work in the marketing department at Food for the Hungry, and before we send out emails, social media posts and other similar communications, we ensure that each person’s story is presented with… Read More

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Refugees from South Sudan Fights for a Better Future

Written by Kendra Szabo

Life in South Sudan was difficult for Magdallene and her children, just as it was for so many others who would end up emigrating to northern Uganda as refugees. But emigrating wasn’t easy either. On the journey to the refugee settlement, government soldiers killed her brother, and the rest of… Read More

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How Food for the Hungry is Working to Prevent Sex Trafficking

Written by Kendra Szabo

July 30 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness for the serious crime of trafficking for sex or labor. Click here to read more on the meaning behind this important day. Though it’s only a small… Read More

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Written by Sarah Rutledge
Will We See You on Tour This Year?

Did you know that Food for the Hungry partners with Christian artists around the country? We work alongside some of the most incredible names in the industry to share with YOU how you can become involved in our ministry. These artists passionately believe that you can respond to… Read More

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Light after Darkness: A Syrian Mother’s Story of Pain, Hope and Learning to Dream Again

Written by Staff Writer

Across languages and cultures, mothers can relate to the deep emotions that children bring. Mothers carry a daily profound sense of joy, richness and blessing, and the immense burden of care and concern. Today you have the privilege to get a glimpse into the life of Cedra, a refugee mother… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Fighting Hunger with Guinea Pigs

Written by Beth Allen

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
Written by Kendra Szabo
A Look at Preventing Injustice on World Day for International Justice

July 17 is the World Day for International Justice, an important holiday that celebrates treaty that created the International Criminal Court in 1998. Since that day, representatives from every region of the world have ratified it. (Click here to read more about this holiday from the Unrepresented Nations… Read More

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Education: How You Can Become a Giver of Hope

Written by Mike Meyers

When my staff said that July 12 was Malala Day, I had to ask, “What’s that?” Malala Yousafzai (Photo by Simon Davis/DFID) I immediately knew when I heard the name of Malala Yousafzai. She’s the Pakastani teenager who the Taliban shot in the face for wanting an education. She… Read More

  From Our Leadership

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

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Kendra Szabo
How Peace Seals in All Other Good Work

“The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:26 What a beautiful verse, am I right? This verse falls at the end of the priestly blessing commanded by God to Moses for all of His people. In modern English, you may have heard the entire… Read More

  Church

Inspiring Updates From Our Fields

Written by Sara Chambers

Every year, Food for the Hungry shares highlights from each country where we work in a special report called Country Updates. This report allows our child sponsors to read about specific activities and transformations in our fields. It shows how child sponsorship allows us to provide life-changing resources to vulnerable… Read More

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Striking Out Poverty: The Game Must Go On

Written by Guest

The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity’s website says: “Every year, with a few interruptions, Senate and House members of each party team up to settle scores and solidify friendships…” Certainly no one anticipated an interruption would be in the form of a gunman. All hearts go out to our leaders,… Read More

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