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FH Fills in for Punxsutawney Phil

As our thoughts turn from the bitter cold that some areas are experiencing to the hopes of warm spring days, the anticipation of planting a new garden is on the minds of those who enjoy fresh vegetables. Groundhog Day, on February 2 this year, pinpoints our focus as we wait to see what Punxsutawney Phil […]

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The Super Bowl of Human Trafficking

The Super Bowl will be played in Food for the Hungry’s hometown of Phoenix on February 1, 2015. That means tens of thousands of visitors will be in town to see the game, or just to party. Sadly, some of that partying will involve prostitution. And some portion of the “sex-for-money trade” will involve human […]

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The Value of a Selfie

If you have been around teenagers lately, you more than likely have knowledge of what is known in today’s society as a “selfie.” The definition of a selfie is simple. Essentially, a selfie is a picture designed to chronicle one thing — the person taking it. While the selfie originated amongst those in younger generations, it […]

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The Fire in Tonsuya, Malabon, Metro Manila

FH Responds to the Malabon Fire with Food & Supplies The Philippines are, perhaps, one of the most disaster-ridden areas in the world.  This might have been especially true in December 2014.  While the world watched in horror on December 8 as Typhoon Hagupit ravaged the island nation, the community of Tonsuya, Malabon, located near […]

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5 Ways to Tune Your Heart to the World

As I stepped out of my car in the Food for the Hungry (FH) parking lot this morning, city noise surrounded me. Car traffic, jets landing at the airport, and major construction across the street assaulted my ears. Over all of it, I heard the soft, plaintive call of a mourning dove, perched on the […]

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Pastors Journey to the Mountains of Guatemala

Later this month, seven pastors will visit the work of Food for the Hungry (FH) in Guatemala. I sat down with Ryan Horn, the church representative at FH who is accompanying the group, to ask him about the trip. The purpose of the Guatemala trip is to visit vulnerable communities where FH is serving. “We’re […]

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Feeding Four in Ethiopia

Meet Debisa Ali, 27. She is a resident of Jaro village in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. She is widowed and taking care of three children (7, 4 and 2 years old).   Unfortunately, neither her late husband nor she possesses farmland. Both made a living by doing daily labor. After her husband’s death, Debisa started making homemade […]

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Scott Cunningham with his family

Reflecting on working with FH in Nicaragua

  Scott Cunningham has been serving Food for the Hungry (FH) in Chinandega, Nicaragua, for the past four years. He has worked in pastoral and staff training, working closely with employees of FH. When he left for Nicaragua, he was married with two children. Scott and his wife have had two more children while living […]

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How a Chicken Can Change a Life in the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), some children are so hungry they have trouble concentrating on their lessons in school. Oftentimes, they may go for days without food. Although the children are eager to learn, the pain that accompanies malnutrition makes it difficult to concentrate. Breakfast, which we take for granted, is not even […]

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Noche Luminoche — Good Food for a Good Cause

Last year on April 26, Food for the Hungry(FH) and Flor de Lis restaurant in Guatemala presented ‘Noche Luminoche,’ a charity dinner that raised enough money to provide 54 families with their own backyard gardens in the community of Luminoche. This community is located in the Highland of western Guatemala and consists of 107 families. […]

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