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Written by Kendra Szabo
Earthworms: The Easiest Way to Provide Nutrition to Kids Like Yours

I write a lot about worms for this blog. Usually they are stomach worms and something we hate. But this is a different kind of post about worms. This post is about the good kind of worms: earthworms! Across the globe, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) help families… Read More

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Why Food Distributions Aren't Enough

Written by Beth Allen

In the early 2000s, Food for the Hungry sent me to the Ethiopia-Somalia border. There, children of nomadic herders were starving to death due to massive drought. We’d provided basic food to the families, but it wasn’t enough. After two days’ travel by car from the capital, we arrived at… Read More

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Coming Together to Fight Misconceptions about AIDS

Written by Kendra Szabo

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

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Written by Sarah Rutledge
Hope in the Hardest Places This Christmas

This time last year, we heard news day after day about children in crisis in Syria and the ensuing refugee dilemma. This Christmas season, we are once again brought to our knees in prayer about the victims of ISIS in Syria, Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar into Bangladesh, South Sudanese… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Vegetable Seeds Also Plant Hope

Written by Kendra Szabo

We all know the old adage, “you reap what you sow.” But what if you can’t sow anything? Well, then you reap nothing. This is the problem for so many people around the world, they know how to farm to some degree, but they don’t know what all they can… Read More

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Have a HEART … Not Knee Pads!

Written by Christine Koach

Sometimes protective gear is appropriate and quite necessary, depending on one’s job or activity. However, in a recent search online I learned baby knee pads exist. I laughed out loud!  Then, I felt sad that such a ridiculous-to-me product exists. As a parent, I realize many purchases are more about… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
Sheep Help Families Break Out of Poverty

For today’s post, I’d like to introduce you to my friend Baa-bette. Yep, she’s a sheep – or rather, a ewe – that lives in Ethiopia. Her sheep-mom is one of the people Food for the Hungry helped to increase agricultural income. With a name like Beth A. Allen, which… Read More

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Deworming Medication Gives Bangladesh Teen a Future

Written by Kendra Szabo

Have you ever tried to get your kid to eat when they didn’t feel like? Nearly impossible, right? Imagine if that was the struggle every single mealtime. And the problem wasn’t that the child was being grouchy but that they really couldn’t eat? That’s one of the main problems caused… Read More

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Restore Your Vision of Life and Flourishing

Written by Carrie Woodward

What is flourishing? When God made the world, he placed people in it and said that what he had made was “very good.” In the beginning, the very first humans had a relationship with God in Eden and experienced the truest kind of flourishing. They lived active lives… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
Don't Chicken Out; Help a Family!

For one Bolivian family, breakfast is the happiest meals of the day — and chickens are to blame. Carlos and Paulina Arispe are raising their two daughters, Noelia (age 4) and Rilda (age 5), in one of Bolivia’s poorest villages. Nearly 30 percent of children in this part of… Read More

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Child Sponsorship Builds a Family Across Borders

Written by Kendra Szabo

Carlos Nunez is an employee at Food for the Hungry (FH) who works as a field liaison for the Dominican Republic and Haiti. But before he worked for FH, child sponsorship changed his life. Carlos was about 9 years old when he found out he had a sponsor. He was… Read More

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#MeToo and the Fight Against Sexual Assault

Written by Sara Chambers

Last week, two simple words flooded most of our social media feeds and opened up a conversation around sexual harassment and assault. Me Too. Women, and a few men, from all over the world used these words to share sentiments of solidarity with others as they simply made the declaration that… Read More

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Written by Sarah Rutledge
Clean Water for All: Is This possible?

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. – Matthew 25:35 ‘Tis the season when you’ll hear us talk a lot about our Food for the Hungry (FH)… Read More

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Faith in Action at Our Nation’s Capitol

Written by Elizabeth Van Zyl

Inspiration. Engagement. Relationship building. God’s presence. These things, along with a continued sense of eagerness, are what I’ll take away from our recent two-day engagement as part of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) policy and advocacy efforts with our Nation’s lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Two weeks ago, 22 of our… Read More

  World Poverty

Give a Goat

Written by Beth Allen

If you watched PBS’s “The Vietnam War” like I did, you heard discussion of the Cold War’s Domino Theory. If South Vietnam fell to the Communists, the theory went, all of the countries in the surrounding region would also collapse into Communism, like standing dominoes stacked in… Read More

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