Sponsor a Child
Your gift of $38 each month will bring hope and change to a sponsored child's life and community. Through your sponsorship, you'll help Food for the Hungry assist your child's entire community to provide food, a better education, clean water and medical treatment to its children.
How is Food for the Hungry helping?
Why sponsor a child with Food for the Hungry?
When you sponsor a child through Food for the Hungry, you join FH in walking with that child—along with the child’s family and community—as they move from struggling to thriving. Through consistent monthly support, letters and prayers—you and your sponsored child build a relationship that makes a lasting difference.
The Child Is Blessed With:
- Improved nutrition
- Access to clean water to drink
- A poverty-busting education
- Life-changing training for parents on how to care for their children
- Community projects to create a safe environment where children thrive
- The knowledge that someone loves them and wants them to succeed
- Hope for a better life
You Are Blessed With:
- The knowledge that YOU stepped in to help end poverty in the life of a child
- The opportunity to communicate directly with the child you sponsor
- Updated photos of the child and prayer requests from the community
- Important reports of progress in the country where your sponsored child lives
Your $38-a-month gift of sponsorship is life-changing!
We believe that when a community is equipped to care for its most vulnerable members, everyone is served and poverty is eliminated.
That’s why we seek to develop communities by focusing on children.
Food for the Hungry (FH) has been walking with the world’s most vulnerable people for over 4 decades and we’ve learned that child sponsorship is one of the most successful ways for children, families and entire communities to rise up out of poverty.
Your sponsorship will connect you with a child who is suffering from physical and spiritual hungers and give you the opportunity to build a relationship with your sponsored child through letter writing. We know this experience will be mutually transformational.
When you partner with FH through child sponsorship, your monthly gift equips us to help that child’s community tackle their biggest obstacles. We meet their most basic needs through resources such as clean water, medical aid, food, equal educational opportunities to girls and boys, vocational training and empowerment in the midst of unimaginable hardships.
Questions You May Have Before You Sponsor a Child
How long do I sponsor a child?
The child you sponsor will remain in the program as long as they remain in school and in the community or when the community graduates. Your monthly donation helps to provide for that child during that month. Children in the child sponsorship program are between the ages of 5 and 21. Children who started school late may stay in the program until age 21. When the child’s community graduates from the FH program, your support continues to inspire change for another child who has been awaiting sponsorship.
Can I visit the child?
Yes. You are more than welcome to visit your sponsored child. Please give us a call to find out how this is possible.
How does FH select the communities?
Communities are selected based on greatest need and the willingness of the community to participate in their own development. FH is intentional about seeking out some of the world’s hardest places because that’s where the organization feels most called to serve.
How often will I hear about the child? And from the child?
The relationship between you and your sponsored child will grow and develop through regular communications. Once you have sponsored a child, you will receive a welcome package that includes information about the child, a letter from our president, and a video that will acquaint you with sponsorship. Throughout the year, you will also receive updates, prayer and praise requests from the area your sponsored child lives, activities, and a Christmas card from your sponsored child. Your letters represent hope to the child, so you are encouraged to write as often as you like and FH will translate on your behalf. As well, your sponsored child will respond to up to four letters he or she receives during the year.
Can I send gifts to my child?
Yes, encouragement and inspiration are the most valuable things you can include in your letters to your sponsored child! If you want to add more, consider lightweight, paper-based items, and of course, photos of you will be the best! Visit faqs to see a more detailed list of acceptable gift items.
Does the money go directly to the child/family?
No. Your child sponsorship payments are leveraged with the donations of other sponsors to make your sponsored child’s community a healthier place to grow up. FH works with churches, leaders and families to develop transformational solutions to the community’s biggest obstacles. FH programs equip your sponsored child’s family to adequately provide for needs such as education, health and nutrition.
What does the $38 a month provide for the child?
Your sponsored child will have access to things like clean water, an education, improved healthcare and better nutrition. Your monthly pledge provides resources that empower the community to better care for its families and children.
Is this a real child/how many sponsors does each child have?
Child sponsorship a one-to-one relationship. FH connects a single child with a single sponsor. As long as you continue your monthly sponsorship, no one else will sponsor that child.
Can I have communication with my child?
Absolutely! We encourage you to write to your sponsored child. Through consistent monthly support, letters, and prayers…you and your sponsored child build a relationship that ministers to both of you. Your sponsored child’s community will also experience lasting change.