Archive | May, 2011

The Local Church Continues to Respond in Japan

This article was originally published on the Food for the Hungry Relief blog.  To see the post in its original format, please visit: http://fhrelief.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/the-local-church-continues-to-respond-in-japan/   An update from Director of Emergency Response Peter Howard, who was in Japan last week and met with our partner organization Friends with the Voiceless International (FVI). Today while traveling with […]

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Working together to save children’s lives through clean water – Part 2

In the last post, I introduced a recent study done in Bolivia to test the effectiveness of a water filter in combating diarrhea among young children. Usually nothing more than a mere inconvenience or a trip to the doctor for children in the U.S., diarrhea kills about 1.5 million children per year in places where clean water […]

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What do my Coke and M&M’S have to do with droughts in Kenya?

In an age when my bananas come from Ecuador and my soap was made in China, I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that when I drink a Coke or savor some M&M’S, I’m consuming materials that could have originated in the vast deserts of Northern Kenya … a sticky substance that helps families survive even […]

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Outcast tribe receives first-ever written alphabet and real hope for a future free from oppression

This story comes from David Burton, International Communications Officer for FH. Alomgir is a young man at the forefront of his tribe’s escape from poverty. He is a member of the Koda tribe in western Bangladesh. The Koda people (above) never before had an alphabet for their own language; they suffer from marginalization, living poor lives […]

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Working together to save children’s lives through clean water – Part 1

Partnership is a key to success in almost every area of life. You’ve probably heard it said, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Across the world, FH partners with other non-profit organizations, governments, churches, schools and local community groups to help meet physical and spiritual needs […]

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Carrying Water for a Cause

This article was written and published by the Reading Eagle.  To view the article in its original format visit: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=306481   Participants in Albright walk carry water for a cause From left, Nicholas Yankowsky, Wyomissing, an Albright sophomore; Diana Weidner and her husband, Steve, Topton, carry water Saturday at Albright College to raise money and awareness […]

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HungerFast Ends–Thank You for Joining Us!

A message from Dave Evans, U.S. President of Food for the Hungry: On behalf of Food for the Hungry, I want to thank you for your participation in the recent HungerFast and report some exciting news from that event.  As you know, Food for the Hungry became one of the organizational sponsors of the HungerFast (for a reminder of […]

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War destroyed her, but community helped her rebuild

One of the most dangerous places in the world for a woman or girl is in the midst of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — increasing in fame as the rape capital of the world. Here, unconscionable rape is used as a weapon of terror, and it is effective. The emotional, social […]

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