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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It’s Not Easy Being Cynthia in Rwanda

Cynthia will be 9 years old this year. This, and the preceding years, are the ones where a child’s life is about innocent play, enjoying family and early education. But that is not necessarily true for children like Cynthia who are growing up in Rwanda. Cynthia was fortunate to be born after the genocide in […]

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Changing Lives — Protection and Nutrition Projects in Peru

In Peru, Food for the Hungry (FH) continues to transform lives in each of its communities where it works — in Lima (26 communities in two districts) and Huancavelica (21 communities in three districts). We do this by working on the needs of each region. In Lima, we address the issue of child protection, which […]

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Transforming the Face of Palma

I first visited Palma, a district in Mozambique’s northern region, six years ago. I entered the town without realizing it. That which was called town was a line of mud houses on both sides of a dirt road. A few government buildings stood out, with neatly built brick walls covered with shiny zinc roofs. It […]

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Bringing Joy Through Partnership

As a child, can you remember back to how you felt when you got a surprise or gift? I’m guessing it brings back memories of joy and happiness. Recently, Food for the Hungry (FH) staff in Bangladesh were able to provide this same kind of joy to over 470 sponsored children in Dhaka City. In partnership […]

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The Woebegone Winter of the Refugees of War

Refugees have always been a forgotten — and often unwanted — side effect of war. These are the disenfranchised, homeless and widowed. They have escaped the scourge of the conflict, only to find themselves enduring another endless nightmare. They must depend entirely upon others to provide the necessities, not simply for life, but for survival. Official estimates place […]

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The Importance of Tithing

The concept of tithing is not something that is easy for kids to understand. After all, why would they want to give some of their money to the church? The concept is often explained as “giving money back to God.” However, how does putting money into an envelope or into the dish when it is […]

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Something Old, Something New in FH Projects

No, we aren’t talking about what a bride should wear to her wedding! Rather, we are talking about 2014 melting into 2015, and the role Food for the Hungry (FH) finds itself playing during that transition. There are a number of FH projects – sponsored programs that will come to an end on December 31. Programs that dedicated […]

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Christmas in Bangladesh

Christmas is that time of year when many of us around the world are consumed with the desire to give gifts to others. For some, the norm is to wake up Christmas morning and see gifts under the tree. Yet, for some children, this is completely out of their realm of understanding. Believe it or not, […]

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Tim Waninger with his sponsored children.

Sponsor Story: Tim Waninger

Tim Waninger started sponsoring a child through Food for the Hungry (FH) in 2008. Right away, he began to write his sponsored child letters and visited her community in the Dominican Republic a year later. His sponsored child was Nicole, a teenage girl who lived with her mother and sister, Ana. When Tim met Nicole […]

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