The Blog

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

  Disaster Relief

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

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

The Miracle Tree 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… Read More

  Stories

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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Written by Kendra Szabo
How You Can End Poverty While You Watch Baseball

If you love baseball, then let’s celebrate the upcoming season together. But did you know that you can help end poverty while you enjoy baseball? Seriously! You’re probably familiar with us here at Food for the Hungry (if not, welcome here!) So you already know… Read More

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How to Celebrate Good Friday Amidst Trial

Written by Sara Chambers

This year has been particularly difficult for me and my family. So, when holidays approach, I’m left with feelings of obligation from traditions that are intended to invite celebration, but instead, add to my overwhelm. So instead of trying to ignore this season, by numbing my anxieties, which was an option that crossed… Read More

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Photo Essay: Fighting Poverty in Marsabit

Written by Sara Chambers

Mwangi Kirubi is a humanitarian photographer whose mission is to change perceptions of Africa through his lens. As a photographer myself, I can get behind that 100 percent. Mwangi recently visited Kenya to document the work FH is doing there and I was so moved and inspired by… Read More

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Written by Kendra Szabo
How Your Family Can Bring Hope to Refugees

You’ve heard us at Food for the Hungry (FH) talking to about the Rohingya refugee crisis. There are over 688,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar currently settled in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. It’s an area that is far too small to support the people who so desperately need to be there. There… Read More

  Disaster Relief

End Poverty by Becoming A Good Neighbor

Written by Carrie Woodward

“We do not expect any help from our neighbors. They can’t help; in any case, they won’t, because everyone is just fending or grabbing for themselves.”   This description of no trust and broken relationships is from a community in southeastern Europe. It’s from a… Read More

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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