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Written by Mike Meyers
Empower Not Replace: A Reflection on International Day of Families

United Nations observes today as the International Day of Families, a day that provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues that families deal with. The hope is that we use it as an opportunity to learn more about the social, economic and demographic… Read More

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5 Reasons You Should Still Pay Attention to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Written by Kendra Szabo

The Rohingya refugee crisis started in August of 2017. 655,000 Rohingya poured into Bangladesh in an attempt at escaping persecution in Myanmar. They settled into Cox’s Bazar where conditions are hard-pressed to meet the needs of those seeking refuge. Food for the Hungry (FH), along with its partners, are working in the… Read More

  World Poverty

Why Mother's Day is Really About Peace and Unity

Written by Sara Chambers

Mother’s Day is almost here and if you’re like me, you’re hoping for a homemade card, breakfast, and for someone else to do the dishes. There might even be flowers involved.  Orchids are my favorite, but I like roses just as much as the next mama. Like many other holidays,… Read More

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Written by Rosa Hernandez
Sacrifices and Rewards: Why Teachers Play an Important Role in Our Lives

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela Part of the purpose of Food for the Hungry (FH) is to graduate communities. What does that mean though? It means to walk alongside the most vulnerable teaching them to be self-sufficient in… 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

  Stories

Why Malaria Eradication is Possible

Written by Beth Allen

Malaria is one of the world’s worst diseases. In 2016 alone, malaria-infected over 216 million people. The very old and the very young suffer the worst; 70% of the malaria deaths that year were children under age 5. But Food for the Hungry(FH) is fighting — and winning — the… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Written by Lucas Koach
A Congressional Vision Trip and the Case for Foreign Assistance

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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10 Children's Books to Help You Teach Empathy on International Children's Book Day

Written by Sara Chambers

Reading has always been one of my favorite obsessions, ehhh, I mean hobbies. My to-read list is long and full of so many books that I can’t possibly get through them all at the pace that I add to it. I would spend hours at the library… Read More

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Retrieving Water is the Work of the World's Remarkable Women

Written by Carrie Woodward

Today is World Water Day. And when I think about the importance of water, I remember how just a few months ago, I watched an elderly woman lug a plastic 5-gallon bucket full of water up a steep, muddy hill. Her name is Virginia. She was reenacting her… Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Kendra Szabo
6 Poems You Should Read For World Poetry Day

In honor of World Poetry Day this week, I wanted to share six poems with you about poverty, war, child labor, justice, and God. Poetry provides us a powerful insight into the perspective of others, and a is a phenomenal outlet for self-expression. I hope you enjoy. To… Read More

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Why We Should Care About the International Day of Forests

Written by Rosa Hernandez

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”  ― Chris Maser, Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest In 2012 the United Nations saw the need to raise awareness of the importance… Read More

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Vegetable Seeds: 3 Important Lessons Your Kids Can Learn While Gardening

Written by Sara Chambers

My 4-year-old son loves to help in the garden at his grandma’s house. She has spent a ton of time, care, and attention growing a wide variety of produce. She’s got everything from carrots and chard to green beans and blueberries. It’s thrilling for him to go out to the… Read More

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Written by Kendra Szabo
7 Ways You Can Empower Women and Girls Right Now

International Women’s Day was just celebrated on Thursday, March 8 but all of this month continues to be Women’s History Month. In honor of both holidays, we wanted to share with you 7 ways your family can empower women and girls right now through partnering with Food for the Hungry (FH). Read More

  Sponsor Impact

The Daily Abuse of Forgotten Women in Poverty

Written by Carrie Woodward

In March, we observe Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year, the theme focuses on women who advocate for the rights and equality of women–illustrating, in the words of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, that women aren’t the problem, but the… Read More

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How Your Family Can Bring Hope to Refugees

Written by Kendra Szabo

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