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Strengthen Communities

To be Resilient and Flourish

Poverty, injustice, and marginalization devastate people in communities around the world. Wars, natural disasters, tough climates, government corruption, social problems, limited resources, and numerous other factors keep the cycle going.

The underlying causes are complex and interconnected. That’s why Food for the Hungry partners with local community leaders to reach across the full range of economic, social, spiritual, and cultural interests. Through partnership, we create long-lasting solutions to strengthen communities.

Today, 648 million people live in extreme poverty, making less than $2.15 per day.

Food for the Hungry exists so people and communities challenged by the complexities of extreme poverty, injustice, and marginalization can be resilient and flourish. For over 50 years, FH and supporters like you have been motivated by our Christian faith to devotedly serve the most vulnerable. In 2023, nearly 10 million people across 3,474 communities in 18 countries have been reached and their lives strengthened.

address the root causes of extreme poverty

Through partnering with FH, you will not just alleviate the symptoms of poverty – you will help address the root causes of it.

With your support, local FH staff partners with communities. Community leaders, teachers, and families all share their unique challenges. Together, we find innovative solutions to strengthen their community.


A portion of donations may be used for administering these transformative programs.

Restore Broken Relationships


As Christians, we turn to the Bible to grow in understanding. Studying scripture has shaped our views, including our view of poverty. It is through our Biblical worldview that we understand poverty to be the result of broken relationships with God, self, others, and nature.

Poverty is much deeper than the lack of material things. It is caused by the brokenness in four key relationships: with God, self, others, and nature. Humans suffer poverty on multiple levels, whether it is spiritual, material, physical, or emotional. To overcome poverty, we need God’s intervention and the reconciliation of the four key relationships.


Communities are strengthened through systemic transformation that unlocks their God-given potential to realize the agency and resources needed to be resilient and flourish. At its heart are the people we serve and our intention to respond to God’s call,

“so that the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.” Job 5:16




FH works alongside communities, seeking to listen, learn and understand their specific needs and challenges.



Together we form action plans that foster growth through training teachers, parents and local leaders.



Your support helps FH deliver life-changing solutions to strengthen communities and overcome the causes of poverty.



Building resilience in sustainable ways gives communities the opportunity to reach their God-given potential to flourish.

Make Meaningful Impact

Help communities with broken and inequitable systems implement transformative solutions that address their biggest challenges where needed most:
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Clean Water & Sanitation

Water is essential for all areas of life. Sadly, 26% of the world’s population still doesn’t have access to safe drinking water. Your support will provide clean water for drinking, better sanitation methods, and water for bathing, cleaning, farming, and more.

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Access to quality healthcare and knowledge of health and hygiene best practices allow people to live healthier lives. Your support provides health education and access to local health facilities for medical care.

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Food Security

More than 800 million people around the world suffer from chronic hunger. Your support ensures families and communities have the knowledge through agricultural trainings and resources like seeds and tools to grow their own food successfully, and have extra to sell.

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Income generating activities are necessary for people to flourish. Livelihood training and resources makes it possible for families to earn living wages to provide for their family now and into the future.


Knowing Jesus restores hope. Your support shows the love of Christ and connects community members of all ages to God’s love through biblical teachings and fellowship so more people come to know Jesus.


Education paves the way for brighter futures. Your support provides quality educational facilities, training, resources, and programs so children and young people of all ages have a quality education.


Strengthened Communities

When communities are physically and mentally healthy, and they have assets and agency to make informed decisions and choices, then they can overcome these challenges. Strengthening communities in these sustainable ways builds resilience to risk, giving its people the opportunity to reach their God-given potential to flourish. God calls us to be an instrument of reconciliation, serving communities affected by poverty, injustice and marginalization in hard places, so that people we serve can live a life in all its fullness.


Chamroeun and his family

Chamroeun, 32, lives in Tasam Community in Cambodia with his wife Po, and their two children. Today, their family is doing well. But it hasn’t always been this way. Chamroeun struggled with anger, and drug use. He was violent and unpleasant to his family. Chamroeun knew he needed to change, he just struggled with how. Thankfully, he was open to learning new things. When FH entered his community in 2018, he joined agriculture trainings, where he learned better practices for raising chickens and growing vegetables. Chamroeun also joined a church community group, where he learned Biblical truths. Chamroeun says the changes he has undergone came as a result of God’s Word. Now he is kind and loving to his family and others in his community, and he is on a path to grow his family’s business.

– Chamroeun and his family


Sam, FH Doner

“What convinced me to become involved and continues to inspire me about FH’s work is a recognition that real solutions to poverty have to be multi-dimensional. In other words, FH partners with a community to establish and complete goals across sectors: livelihoods, education for children, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, resiliency to natural disasters, and leadership development.”

– Sam, FH Donor


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Young Women of Uganda: Empowering and Building a Brighter Future

Uganda’s young women face many challenges that inhibit their ability to remain in school and develop the skills and training necessary to positively and sustainably impact their futures. However, thanks to the support of donors who contribute to Strengthen Communities, those hurdles are being lowered, bit by bit. As a

Livelihoods - Integrated Child Focused Community Transformation

A Transformation From Self-Ridicule to Self-Worth

At Food for the Hungry (FH), we believe every person has been created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). Our hope is for every man and woman to feel self-worth and dignity through Christ, especially in their roles as caretakers and providers for their families. Therefore, through Strengthen Communities, we work

Livelihoods Child Focused Community Transformation (CFCT) Program

Miraculous Life-change Happening in Bangladesh, One Family at a Time

Momtaz and her family were used to life being a struggle. The Bangladeshi family dealt with unpredictable income, limited access to clean water and sanitary toilets. They lived in constant fear of not being able to afford basic needs — like healthcare, education, and food. But that changed when their community


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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.