About Renee Targos

Renee is a former journalist and editor for national arts and business publications. As a writer for Food for the Hungry, Renee explores and reports on the work and relationships of partners, FH staff and impoverished communities.
Author Archive | Renee Targos

Helping Iraqi Christian Families Fleeing ISIS

Food for the Hungry (FH) is giving shelter and other relief support to Iraqi Christian families and Syrians escaping violence from the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). With international news coverage of ISIS beheading Christians in Iraq and many surrounding countries closing borders, Iraqi families are arriving in Lebanon—a country already […]

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3 Lessons to Keep Children Growing

In Butezi, Burundi, there is a woman named Leonie who–no matter what she did–her children wouldn’t gain weight. They kept getting sick in a vicious cycle of illness. When Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in her community, she learned three practices that changed her family’s life and broke the cycle of sickness.   […]

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Obama’s Call to Support African Business

President Barack Obama spoke to 50 African leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington D.C. this week (Aug. 4-6), to promote Africa’s economic growth in business and foreign investment. President Obama rallied support for Africa’s upcoming generation in creating business opportunities. This is something Food for the Hungry (FH) has done for the last […]

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Building Canals in Ethiopia

  A canal cut through the barren hills of Achete Wonz village in Ethiopia, to funnel water from a nearby river to the farm of Yaregal Eshetu. Unfortunately, the canal had cracks. The amount of water getting to Yaregal’s field was minimal, so he could only plant half his land with chickpeas and maize. At […]

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Orphan Gets New Start

Eric is a 7-year-old boy living in Meru, Kenya. He is one of thousands of orphans whose parents died of HIV/AIDS. His grandmother, Janet, stepped up to take care of Eric to prevent him from ending up in an overcrowded orphanage. But Janet, 66, lived in extreme poverty in a tiny home made of sticks […]

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Update: Typhoon Rammasun Recovery

On July 15, Typhoon Rammasun hit eastern Philippines with 150 mile-per-hour winds, destroying homes and leaving 430,000 people displaced. Food for the Hungry (FH) started working immediately in the regions of Sula and Bicol to assess the needs of homeless families. FH is preparing to distribute food to 390 families in Sula. In Bicol, FH […]

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Growing a Mother’s Confidence

When you feel like you can’t learn, you feel imprisoned. That’s how many mothers feel living in poverty. They feel cut off from the possibilities of reaching beyond their situation. One mother who lived in Toro Toro in Bolivia really felt stifled. Her name is Zenobia. Married to a man named Carlos Choque and the […]

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Typhoon Rammasun Hits Philippines

On Tuesday, July 15, Typhoon Rammasun hit eastern Philippines displacing more than 430,000 and affecting 500,000 Filipinos. Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Emergency Response Unit is assessing the needs of more than 1,300 families in the Bicol region. Here is a statement from FH’s field office: “In Sula, 318 families residing on the island were […]

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Words from a Mother

In Burundi, 39 percent of children under age 5 are underweight and there is a high mortality rate for these little ones. Many times, the causes of malnutrition are preventable. A Burundian woman named Noella who lives in Kinyinya, found out just in time how to keep her little girl healthy through Food for the […]

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Meet the Uptons: A Global Family

Sponsoring a child with Food for the Hungry (FH) is meaningful in different ways to each person. Some people look at sponsoring as a way to learn about another culture or an opportunity to minister to a vulnerable child. Shannon Upton and her family decided it was a chance to make a commitment to a […]

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