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Written by Beth Wilcox
Ending Poverty Together: We’re All Pieces in the Poverty Puzzle

I’ve worked at Food for the Hungry (FH) for nearly 15 years with a passion to end poverty. I’ve seen so much change throughout these years, and yet so much remain the same, as well. For almost 10 of those years, I sat at the front desk working reception. Read More

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5 Gallon Challenge: Could You Do It?

Written by Jess Bell

Taking Water for Granted I’ll be honest: I’m not great at conserving water. It’s not something I think about conserving because I don’t have to. And that’s a blessing, but not everyone has that opportunity. When I watched Virginia’s story, it made me think a little. https://www.fh.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/The-Struggle-for-Clean-Water-Virginias-Story-2.mp4   “If… Read More

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Plastic Pollution: A Worldwide Equal-Opportunity Fight

Written by Esther Martinez

Did you know plastic packaging accounts for 50 percent of plastic waste around the globe?  Think about every item you bring into your home. How many are wrapped in plastic? How much plastic wrapping gets recycled or tossed in the trash bin? While we can all… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
Civic Engagement: Is it Optional?

Last week, the United States saw an important rite of civic engagement: the first Democratic Party presidential candidates’ debate. We have so many options for viewing the debates. I often watch the broadcast feed with one eye and follow Twitter comments for fact-checking.   And in the end, I pat myself on the… Read More

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A Story of Hope for Father’s Day

Written by Chellsea Fort

Father’s Day is right around the corner! For many, this is a joyous time to celebrate the incredible dad in their life. For others, it can bring about a flurry of other emotions. Fathers have the potential to bring security, love, wisdom, and so much more to their… Read More

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Families Thrive When Nature Thrives

Written by Esther Martinez

“Ecosystems, species, wild populations, local varieties, and breeds of domesticated plants and animals are shrinking, deteriorating, or vanishing. The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is getting smaller and increasingly frayed. This loss is a direct result of human activity and constitutes a direct threat to… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
5 Reasons Why Refugee Children Need Vaccines

When Salamot Khan was just a few months old, his family fled their home in Myanmar to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh. Salamot became one of about half a million children living in the… Read More

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Hope Is Buzzing Louder Than Ever and Transforming Lives

Written by Michelle Schlavin

April showers bring May flowers and May flowers bring…Bees! Nothing causes a group of people to scatter like the phrase, “There’s a bee behind you.” Too busy running to safety, rarely do you stop to look at this bee and take a moment to appreciate what his short life must be like. There’s a lot to learn… Read More

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What Do FH and Captain Marvel Have in Common?

Written by Chellsea Fort

It’s that time of year again! Blockbuster films are hitting theaters and among those is “Captain Marvel.” Last month, my husband and I saw the latest Marvel movie, “Captain Marvel,” and thoroughly enjoyed it. We snacked on popcorn and slurped down an Icee as the… Read More

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Written by Esther Martinez
Caring for the Earth 365 Days a Year

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to travel with Food for the Hungry (FH) to Guatemala. I met a farmer who forever changed my view on sustainable development and how it affects not only the most vulnerable, but our earth as well. This story still rings true… Read More

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God's Story: "How" Is More Important Than "What"

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the fourth in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. Follow the series, starting with the first post.  Eleuterio and Maria were some of the first people in their Bolivian community to sign up to help with… Read More

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In Kenya, Clean Water Flows Out of An...ATM?

Written by Alice Zhang

In the United States, we experience a miracle every time we open a water faucet, turn on the shower, the garden hose, or flush the toilet. We get clean water that is safe to drink and available on demand. Even when there is a drought, which happens in places like California, water… Read More

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Written by Chellsea Fort
How to Use Your Sphere of Influence to Make a Big Impact

What do you think of when you hear the word “influencer”? A pastor? A musician? A politician? Yourself? What is an influencer? When thinking of influencers, the individuals that often come to mind are seen on a… Read More

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These Story Books Will Change the Next Generation in Burundi

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Today’s guest post for International Book Giving Day is written by Joseph Ntakirutimana, the Adult Education Coordinator based in Burundi. Can you go back to your childhood memories to remember when you first scrolled the pages of a story book? Or when you first had someone read a story book… Read More

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Read These Three 2018 Success Stories from FH Countries Around the Globe

Written by Carrie Woodward

The Bangladeshi writer, economist, and community developer Muhammad Yunus once famously said, “The fact that the poor are alive is clear proof of their ability.” As a matter of fact, people in poverty face incredible challenges every day. And as Yunus points out, their survival in the face… Read More

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