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  World Poverty
Faith in Action at Our Nation’s Capitol

Inspiration. Engagement. Relationship building. God’s presence. These things, along with a continued sense of eagerness, are what I’ll take away from our recent two-day engagement as part of Food for… Read More

  World Poverty
Give a Goat

If you watched PBS’s “The Vietnam War” like I did, you heard discussion of the Cold War’s Domino Theory. If South Vietnam fell to the Communists, the… Read More

  World Poverty
It's World Food Day and Children Are Starving

World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe. But this World Food Day, 815 million people… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Disaster Reduction: How FH is Minimizing Risk in the Philippines

Friday is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, which is fitting day for us at Food for the Hungry (FH) to honor, as disaster reduction is a huge part of… Read More

  Disaster Relief
How Disasters Lock People in Poverty and How to Stop It

Can the world ever eradicate poverty? At Food for the Hungry, we believe it’s possible. In fact, we see progress toward this every day in communities all around the… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Helping Communities by Focusing on Girls

Did you know that children of literate mothers are 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5? These children also are 26 percent less vulnerable to stunting. Read More

  Church
Engaging Culture from Long Island to Guatemala

Sherry Varughese visited Guatemala to meet the community where her church has partnered. Lighthouse Community Church in Commack, New York, was engaging with other cultures… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Teachers Are My Heroes

A number of years ago, I spent a workday on the road for Food for the Hungry in the Bolivian highlands. One of my colleagues had a meeting… Read More

  From Our Leadership
For the Sake of the Children

Child survival is a phrase used often in the relief and development world. Technically speaking, it’s a measurement of how many children die before reaching age 5. The good news… Read More

  Stories
How a Community Built a Preschool and Changed Their Future

I don’t think anyone would argue with me saying preschool and kindergarten are important elements of our education system. They lay the groundwork for longer school days and teach children… Read More

  Stories
Attending the Guatemala Prayer Breakfast

The United States National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event held in Washington, D.C., on the first Thursday of February each year. The founder of this event was Abraham Vereide. The… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Despair and Inspiration Collide in the Hard Places

Today I got lost in the deep eyes of a child. A young girl whose stare, both hollow and hopeful, may haunt me, implore me, shame me and inspire me… Read More

  Resources
Back to School ... But Not Everyone

September is back to school month around the United States for 50.7 million children who are buying backpacks and school supplies for the new year. As the long days… Read More

  Sponsor Impact
Overcoming a Whale of a Problem

A new car resuscitated my spiritual life. That’s right, I’m feeling closer to the Lord these days due to an updated media system in my new Hyundai. (I traded in… Read More

  Resources
How To Teach Your Child About Poverty

Food for the Hungry’s new eBook, Seven Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Serving the Poor by Jeremy Reis, can help you have some fun with the children… Read More

Written by Elizabeth Van Zyl
Faith in Action at Our Nation’s Capitol

Inspiration. Engagement. Relationship building. God’s presence. These things, along with a continued sense of eagerness, are what I’ll take away from our recent two-day engagement as part of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) policy and advocacy efforts with our Nation’s lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Two weeks ago, 22 of our… Read More

  World Poverty

Give a Goat

Written by Beth Allen

If you watched PBS’s “The Vietnam War” like I did, you heard discussion of the Cold War’s Domino Theory. If South Vietnam fell to the Communists, the theory went, all of the countries in the surrounding region would also collapse into Communism, like standing dominoes stacked in… Read More

  World Poverty

It's World Food Day and Children Are Starving

Written by Carrie Woodward

World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe. But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.   Refugee Camp just outside of Adjumani, Uganda about 40 kilometers from the South Sudan border. Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Kendra Szabo
Disaster Reduction: How FH is Minimizing Risk in the Philippines

Friday is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, which is fitting day for us at Food for the Hungry (FH) to honor, as disaster reduction is a huge part of the work that we do all around the globe. We know that, unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to prevent… Read More

  Disaster Relief

How Disasters Lock People in Poverty and How to Stop It

Written by Josh Ayers

Can the world ever eradicate poverty? At Food for the Hungry, we believe it’s possible. In fact, we see progress toward this every day in communities all around the world where we work to ease human suffering and graduate communities from extreme poverty. But, it is an uphill climb. Read More

  Disaster Relief

Helping Communities by Focusing on Girls

Written by Mike Meyers

Did you know that children of literate mothers are 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5? These children also are 26 percent less vulnerable to stunting. Tweet This: Children of literate mothers are 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5 and 26%… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by Wendy McMahan
Engaging Culture from Long Island to Guatemala

Sherry Varughese visited Guatemala to meet the community where her church has partnered. Lighthouse Community Church in Commack, New York, was engaging with other cultures long before they began to partner with Food for the Hungry (FH). As an ethnically inclusive community in the multicultural… Read More

  Church

Teachers Are My Heroes

Written by Beth Allen

A number of years ago, I spent a workday on the road for Food for the Hungry in the Bolivian highlands. One of my colleagues had a meeting with a rural school director. I didn’t have any official duties on that stop, so I sat in the schoolyard… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

For the Sake of the Children

Written by Gary Edmonds

Child survival is a phrase used often in the relief and development world. Technically speaking, it’s a measurement of how many children die before reaching age 5. The good news is that child survival rates are going up. In 1990, 90 out of 1,000 little ones around the world died… Read More

  From Our Leadership
Written by Kendra Szabo
How a Community Built a Preschool and Changed Their Future

I don’t think anyone would argue with me saying preschool and kindergarten are important elements of our education system. They lay the groundwork for longer school days and teach children how to learn, as well as beginning education on basic reading, writing and math. They help teach children how to… Read More

  Stories

Attending the Guatemala Prayer Breakfast

Written by Sara Chambers

The United States National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event held in Washington, D.C., on the first Thursday of February each year. The founder of this event was Abraham Vereide. The event—which is actually a series of meetings, luncheons, and dinners—has taken place since 1953 and has been held at least… Read More

  Stories

Despair and Inspiration Collide in the Hard Places

Written by Matt Ellingson

Today I got lost in the deep eyes of a child. A young girl whose stare, both hollow and hopeful, may haunt me, implore me, shame me and inspire me at the same time. I could neither pull my eyes from hers nor could I comprehend the sadness that filled… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Staff Writer
Back to School ... But Not Everyone

September is back to school month around the United States for 50.7 million children who are buying backpacks and school supplies for the new year. As the long days of summer fade, you can feel the excitement of a new year and new opportunities as each student steps into… Read More

  Resources

Overcoming a Whale of a Problem

Written by Beth Allen

A new car resuscitated my spiritual life. That’s right, I’m feeling closer to the Lord these days due to an updated media system in my new Hyundai. (I traded in a 14-year-old Honda, so it was quite the upgrade). Riding to work at Food for the Hungry each morning, I… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

How To Teach Your Child About Poverty

Written by Karen Randau

Food for the Hungry’s new eBook, Seven Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Serving the Poor by Jeremy Reis, can help you have some fun with the children in your life while giving them important lessons on compassion. It contains seven days of great resources and fun games… Read More

  Resources