Archive | August, 2012
Concert tour poster for Brandon Heath and Matt Maher

FH Artist Program needs you!

How can I combine my love of music with my passion for helping the poor? If you’re a music lover and passionate about helping the most vulnerable in this world through your partnership with Food for the Hungry, we’ve got some great news for you! FH’s Artist Program is currently recruiting volunteers for several upcoming […]

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It’s What You Don’t See

It’s a common sight for those that visit developing countries. The city is crowded, hot, ripe with life and decay at the same time. Thousands of people walk around, barter, converse and live life on these streets. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, the story is no different.  Rickshaws and busses play an endless game of leapfrog through […]

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Boy named Kassim next to wattle and daub house

Off the map

I’m reading some interview transcripts today from Uganda, full of names: place names, school names, business names, mountain names. The names have many syllables and a lot of vowels. It’s very confusing and they all sound very much alike. I’m thankful my colleague Alex, who did the interviews originally, took time to spell out some […]

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Ethiopian boy looks out over countryside

Learning from Artists and Olympians

During a recent trip to Ethiopia, one of FH’s largest fields of operation, I purchased a postcard by local artist. The painting on the card featured an Ethiopian Airlines airplane full of passengers that were clearly Ethiopian themselves. You can see it here. I thought it was pretty cool. I really liked the style of […]

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Unsung destruction in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

  As coverage of Tropical Storm Isaac and New Orleans appear in the news—the stories of the storm’s destruction in Haiti and the Dominican Republic go unsung. While the storm never reached hurricane status, the winds and rain (averaging 12 inches) have caused serious flooding and crop damage, leaving vulnerable communities at greater risk for […]

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mirror mirror on the wall… what brokenness do you see?

When you think about poverty through this lens of broken relationships… does it change your view? Stop picturing children in torn clothing in huts in Africa and start envisioning business men, your neighbor, yourself. Hold up a mirror and look poverty in the face.

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Flooding Destroys Much of Baptiste in Haiti

One of Food for the Hungry’s sponsorship communities in Haiti, Baptiste, has suffered from massive flooding destroying at least 40 homes and most of the crops. FH has 146 sponsored children in Baptiste and all indications are that the children are ok. We do not know yet if any of those sponsored children live in […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac Update: FH Communities

Tropical Storm Isaac passed through Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR) early this morning. The FH Emergency Response Unit has been in regular contact with the field. FH Haiti Country Director Bekele Hankebo and FH DR Program Director Cristopher Garrido reported that while it is still raining in both countries, the worst has passed, and […]

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sacrificing comfort for Christ

Meet My New Role Model

Olivia is the type of person who lights up a room. I met her in Sorojchi, a rural area of Bolivia. After an early morning journey from the nearest city on bumpy dirt roads, I sat down with the local FH staff for breakfast. Each of us introduced ourselves as we passed around bread, yogurt, […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac: News Roundup

Tropical storm Isaac is expected to pass over Haiti and the Dominican Republic threatening two of the poorest nations in the Caribbean. Food for the Hungry is working in 29 communities in Haiti and 29 communities in the Dominican Republic. As we prepare for landfall, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest news from […]

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