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.
AS LITTLE AS $10 A MONTH STRENGTHENS COMMUNITIES WHERE NEEDED MOST
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.
BUILD RESILIENCE TO POVERTY TOGETHER
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
Make Meaningful Impact
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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
“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
HOW YOUR HELP IMPACTS COMMUNITIES
We are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for the impact we made together in 2023. Food for the Hungry (FH) supporters empowered vulnerable families and communities around the world, making a true difference. Nearly 10 million people in 18 countries were reached in 2023 through FH programs. Let’s celebrate that
How long do you go in a day without using water? Whether it’s for hydration, hygiene, chores, or a hobby, you likely use water freely throughout your day. But what would it be like to not have regular access to water? For the community of La Uva, Nicaragua, that was
Cinthia, a leader and mother in Monte Rancho, Bolivia, is celebrating with her community members. Together, they’ve overcome the extreme challenges of poverty and built better lives for themselves. Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Monte Rancho over a decade ago. Through these years, FH has walked alongside