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The Little Handprints of Child Sponsorship

Working in Food for the Hungry’s (FH) child sponsorship department, I see a lot of introductory letters written by children from all over the world. My favorite letters are sent by the kids too young to read or write. Oftentimes, children will dip their sweet little hands in paint or carefully trace them and then […]

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5 disturbing barriers that keep kids out of school

  It’s back-to-school season in the United States. My kids are starting school next week, but my Facebook friends and the newspaper ads are a clear reminder that most of the nation is already back to school! Going back to school sometimes makes me wonder how this season feels for families around the world in […]

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Children Sponsoring Children

Nothing inspires hope like children helping other children. As they reach out to others, you can see children learning about the joy of giving and the difference they can make. Pastor Lloyd Baker of Streams Church in Goodyear, Ariz., is putting into practice an innovative idea to teach U.S. children how to care for children […]

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Kenifer hard at work in class

Where the education system stops…we start

This year, we will send our kids to school expecting them to learn. If they struggle or fall behind in class, we expect them to ask for help. We also expect our children’s teachers to notice their difficulties and assist them. Sometimes a student just needs a little extra support. Thankfully, most U.S. schools offer […]

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The power of legacy to change your story

Blog post by FH blogger Darrell Vesterfelt Today, we had the opportunity to meet a child that we sponsor through Food for the Hungry. His name is Juan Jose, and he is a 13 year old 5th grader in Guatemala. Through our sponsorship, Juan Jose is able to go to school and receive education about […]

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The WHY in the reason we sponsor

Blog post by FH blogger Michelle Sarabia It’s day four of the FHBloggers in Guatemala and each day seems to be more incredible from the previous. Today, I had the honor of meeting mine and Jose’s sponsor child, Imelda, in her home.  Her sweet spirit is so beautiful. Entering into the home, Imelda presented me […]

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Journey to Guatemala: Understanding chronic malnutrition

Blog post by FH blogger Sarah Matheny We left Guatemala yesterday. Even though we’ve returned to our usual routines of grocery shopping, laundry catch-up, swimming lessons and lots of cuddling time with the girls, there are so many things I won’t be able to ignore about my time in Guatemala and specifically the time spent […]

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I want to hear

Blog post by FH blogger Raechel Myers I’ve been home from Guatemala now for 48 hours. I don’t know what I expected. Maybe I thought I’d have processed things a bit more by now. In some ways I definitely have, but I have a feeling this is something I’ll be unpacking for years to come. […]

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I am enough. I have enough.

Blog post by FH blogger Allison Vesterfelt I’m still in Guatemala, and if I had to use one word to describe my time here, I would use this word: hospitality. Honestly, this is a huge value of mine. I grew up in a family who offered meals and beds to anyone who needed them, anytime, […]

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Meeting Yesika

Blog post by FH Artist Program Office Coordinator Bronwen Dunn  Imagine a moment when the world stands still and changes all at once. Today was that day. I entered a secluded village in the lush, jungle-covered mountains of Guatemala to the smell of burning wood and the sight of tiny little faces behind wired fences. […]

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