The Blog

Written by Gary Edmonds
World Breastfeeding Week: How Breastfeeding Contributes to Ending Poverty

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week, a week focused on the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. Why do that? Because the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) believes “breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms and ensures food security for babies, even… Read More

  From Our Leadership

Empowering Parents to Care for Children with Disabilities

Written by Carrie Woodward

Meet Wilmel I want you to meet Wilmel. He lives in the Dominican Republic, in a community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works. And like most little boys his age, Wilmel is a ball of energy and contagious joy. His bright… Read More

  Stories

6 Ways to Pray Leading up to MLK Jr. Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

On January 15, we set aside time to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the influence he had on the Civil Rights Movement and his opposition to poverty. Before his assassination 50 years ago, Dr. King was organizing a march on Washington called the Poor People’s Campaign that would… Read More

  Stories
Written by Kendra Szabo
Coming Together to Fight Misconceptions about AIDS

Friday, December 1 is World AIDS Day. According to the website, “It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS… Read More

  Stories

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

  Stories

Top Ted Talks About Poverty

Written by Sara Chambers

There are so many brilliant people out there who have immense knowledge and wisdom to share, but unless you’re able to frequent conferences all over the world on a variety of topics, you might miss some of the concise information that keynote speakers often share. This is one of the… Read More

  Resources
Written by Sarah Rutledge
Spotlight on Malaria: Can We End it for Good?

Living in Arizona in the summers, mosquitoes are a nuisance. My husband and I cover ourselves and our toddler in bug spray to play outside in the early evenings. At worst, we have itchy welts for a few days and apply some anti-itch cream for good measure. We’re lucky in… Read More

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A Victim of Child Marriage finds "Happily Ever After" in Literacy Programs

Written by Kendra Szabo

Weddings are one of my favorite events. I love watching two people pledge their love for one another and celebrating that marriage with friends and family over dancing, drinks and good food. I just got back from my cousin’s wedding, which was out of state this past weekend. It was a… Read More

  Resources

U.S. Children Send Love to Haiti

Written by Wendy McMahan

“I do not have to wait until I am an adult to make a difference.” These words came from 15-year-old Taylor Pratte of Springettsbury Township, Pennsylvania. Taylor and her family belong to LCBC Church, which partners with Food for the Hungry (FH) to provide community… Read More

  Church
Written by Kendra Szabo
8 Ways to Honor Women on International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is a time for reflection, appreciation and advocacy for women around the globe. We come together to think about the amazing contributions women make to society, to support and encourage the women we know, and to call those in power to make decisions of equality and empowerment… Read More

  Resources

3 Reasons Why Educating Girls is Critical to End Poverty

Written by Chellsea Fort

Throughout my childhood and early adult years, my family ingrained in me the idea that an education is the key to a bright future. The desire to grow as a person and make a difference motivated me to further my education. It fueled my love of learning. My parents, teachers… Read More

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Lent: From Event to Journey

Written by Beth Allen

The old joke asks, ”Why did the chicken cross the road?” The punch line is so basic that a young child gets it. Everybody knows, even a chicken wants to go somewhere. The chicken has a plan and it has to travel, for that plan to come to fruition. On… Read More

  Devotions
Written by Sarah Rutledge
Why Does Lent Matter?

In two days, many churches will observe Ash Wednesday. It’s considered one of the most important days on the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent (March 1-April 13 this year), which is a holy season of 40 days marked by repentance, fasting and prayer. The time culminates with… Read More

  Church

Dal Tadka Recipe

Written by Sara Chambers

Food is such an important part of our culture. Food is served with emotion, tradition and memories. It’s varied from country to country and from home to home. It reminds us of specific events and people. It can in an instant transport us to another place. It’s visceral and… Read More

  Resources

Empowering the Church Leadership to Serve the Poor

Written by Sara Chambers

Church leadership, Pastor Saroeun and another church member, give some food to a poor family. One of the many things I love about Food for the Hungry is how we work with local leaders. We help to raise them up to become invested in their own communities. We’re finding… Read More

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