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When you give a gift from the gift catalog, you are giving gifts that matter and make a lasting difference for families and communities! These carefully selected gifts aren’t the typical gifts given at Christmas, birthdays, or holidays, these are special gifts with the power to make a life-changing impact.

Gifting goats, chickens or vegetable seeds can help families exponentially increase their income making it possible for them to send children to school, access needed health care, or provide more nutritious meals. Gifts for clean water, empowering women, and health will bring about positive change and transform people’s lives. Each gift you give makes a real and lasting difference.

How it Works

How It Works

The majority of FH staff works locally in the countries we serve around the world. The country teams work closely with the people and leaders in the communities to understand their specific needs. Together they plan a wish list based on what they need most such as the tools, resources and knowledge for providing nutritious food, clean water and sanitation, resources to start businesses, better education for their children, spiritual development and more!

We share these gifts with you so you can choose how you will support families and communities as they overcome the challenges of extreme poverty. Your gift giving goes beyond helping families, by also supporting local communities. Most gifts you give are purchased within the local community before they are given to families so your giving goes on to have an even greater impact.


Consider these meaningful gifts in honor of family or friends who appreciate charitable giving or as a generous gesture on your birthday or special occasion.

How your gifts matter

Meet Urgent Needs

Meet Urgent Needs

Every gift has been specifically requested by communities we serve to uniquely address challenges they face — for food, clean water, education, and more.

Lift Up Entire Communities

Lift Up Entire Communities

Most gifts you give are purchased in-country to further support the local economy in impoverished areas.

Share Hope In Tangible Ways

Share Hope In Tangible Ways

Your gifts will not only reveal that a brighter future is possible, but equip and empower children, families, and communities to achieve it.


Ideas for giving
Share with your Bible study or a Sunday school class and give gifts together like this group did in Michigan.
Choose gifts with your family that you relate to, like this farm family who gives gifts related to farming.
Set a goal with your friends or team to raise money and then choose together what you’ll give, like this tennis team did.
Get creative and invite others into giving like this group of 7th grade students did with creating ornaments to sell that they used to give gifts.


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FH Gift Catalog Inspires Creative Giving

Instead of sending pricey flowers to Mom this Mother’s Day – that fade within a week – what if you could give a life-changing gift in her name? And imagine that gift could help another Mom in a difficult part of the world overcome poverty. It’s Made Possible by the


Gift Giving Made Possible by Family Creations

Jocelyn Merkel of Huntsville, Alabama, and her daughters found a hands-on way to make gift giving through the FH Gift Catalog even more personal. “I learned about Food for the Hungry (FH) and child sponsorship at the first IF:Gathering in 2014. That night, I started sponsoring a child in Bolivia,”


Joy and Thanksgiving Around the World

Gratitude is on the hearts and minds of people in the U.S. as we celebrate Thanksgiving. But others are counting their blessings as well this year. Read on to see thanksgiving around the world. These three vulnerable families served by Food for the Hungry (FH) are now giving thanks. “Let


You are about to embark on a new FH Donor Experience

If you are a Returning Donor  you may need to Create a New Account to access the new Donor Experience Center. Please use the same email address you used with your previous donations so that all your spending history will follow along with you.

Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.