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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

Written by Guest

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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Written by Beth Allen
Christmas Traditions Know No Boundaries or Borders

Christmas traditions abound worldwide — that’s something I’ve definitely seen in my worldwide travels. In Bolivia, where I worked with Food for the Hungry (FH) for a number of years, I quickly learned how to wrap packages with mylar wrapping paper. Bolivians just really seemed to like… Read More

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The Life-Changing Magic of Rubber Boots

Written by Alice Zhang

Fall is almost synonymous with breaking out the boots in America, and that means ankle boots, snow boots, rubber boots, riding boots, Chelsea boots, over-the-knee boots and more. Yet, do you know which boots have the real, life-changing magic to save lives? Rain boots. To understand how, 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 Alice Zhang
Tomoyo: A Surprising Case for Hope

Whether in the developed or developing world, hope is a make-it-or-break-it factor that allows people to dream beyond their current reality. Oftentimes, it’s easy to default to talking about ending poverty through simply providing resources like education, clean water, and livelihood training—and forgetting about hope. Food for the Hungry (FH)… Read More

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Why Participation Is Not the End Goal of Development

Written by Carrie Woodward

Brutal Honesty As an organization with the goal of ending all forms of poverty worldwide, Food for the Hungry (FH) works in the space of international community development to graduate communites from extreme poverty. FH walks alongside people in communities who are hungry, sick, and have needs… Read More

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We Pursue Beauty: This Could be the Best Part of Your Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

If you’re anything like me, getting on the internet and especially social media can feel like walking into a field of land mines. Between fake news, disparaging debate, and sad stories from around the globe, there’s a lot about social media that causes me anxiety. Some people suffer so badly… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
How You Can Help a Family -- For Peanuts

Cecilia Akwero is eating every day, and you could say the cost of vanquishing her family’s hunger was peanuts. Literally. Cecilia, a widow, is one of millions of South Sudanese refugees who escaped to Uganda.  In happier times, she lived with her husband, her two children, and one grandchild in South… Read More

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World Cup 2018: Reflections on the Magic of Soccer

Written by Alice Zhang

As fans don jerseys worldwide, leading up to the World Cup final on July 15, I’m reminded by the undeniable magic soccer has to unite communities around the world. In a time where countries disagree on everything from trade tariffs to nuclear weapons, it’s refreshing… Read More

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How Your Family Can Make a Difference with Earthworms

Written by Kendra Szabo

I’m sure you know the importance of vegetables, I don’t need to tell you. Even if you (or more likely — your children) don’t like them, there’s no denying the nutritional value. They’re an imperative part of the food pyramid (or food plate now.) Around the… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
The Miracle Tree in Marsabit County, Kenya

Have you heard about the miracle tree? Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, multi-purpose tree native to India and popular in much of Africa and South America. Moringa is also known as the “drumstick” or “horseradish tree” because of the bitter taste… Read More

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How Your Giving Heart Literally Saved a Life

Written by Kendra Szabo

I’m going to go out on a ledge here and guess that you’re a compassionate person. If you’re here reading this blog, I’m guessing you care about Food for the Hungry (FH) and pray with us or even donate. Back in February, we asked you to… Read More

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A Congressional Vision Trip and the Case for Foreign Assistance

Written by Lucas Koach

Doing development work is complex and nuanced. There is a myriad of factors that FH must consider and execute in order for communities to really rise out of extreme poverty. We often say that our solutions are holistic meaning that they have to address each part of the person. Our… Read More

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