Make it Happen

Can you imagine children walking through piles of trash at the local dump looking for items their family can use or sell? This is exactly what children in many impoverished countries do every day. It was this kind of situation which led to Food for the Hungry (FH) to start its work in such countries […]

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“One At A Time” — Is It Worth It?

And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. –Mark 6:5 When Dr. Larry Ward began Food for the Hungry (FH), he was compelled by the call to help all who were hungry in the poorest places around the globe. In the early […]

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Freeing Bolivian Children from Malnutrition

A Word of Caution: This story contains material that may prove to be uncomfortable for some people unfamiliar with the realities the living conditions of people in developing countries. Bolivia is ranked at or near the bottom of Latin American countries in terms of poverty, education, life expectancy, health, sanitation and malnutrition. According to the […]

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The Faces of Poverty

I recently got the incredible opportunity to travel with our Church Engagement team to witness the work that Food for the Hungry is doing in Guatemala. I’ve sponsored children for a long time, so I was eager to see for myself the kind of difference that child sponsorship actually makes in the lives of the […]

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Cool, Clear Water

Most people in developed countries live with the miracle of immediate access to cool, clear, potable water. It is available on-demand, all day every day and all night every night. It is as close as the nearest faucet. For most of us that distance is measure in a matter of a few feet. We have […]

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The Promise of a New Beginning

New beginnings. Sometimes they’re exciting. Like the promise of spring. Or a new relationship we’ve hoped for. Other times they’re scary. Like starting a new job or moving to a different city. Exciting or scary, new beginnings all contain a certain energy. One of the things I like about working for Food for the Hungry […]

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What a Difference a Cow Makes in Burundi

  Faced with ethnic discrimination and unrest, displaced millions and stalled agricultural and economic development for over two decades, Burundi is considered one of Africa’s poorest nations. Yet its resilient and joyful people are working hard to rebuild a peaceful nation through sustainable means with the help of Food for the Hungry (FH). Agricultural and […]

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An Inconvenience or a Sign of Privilege?

On Monday morning, a surprise was waiting for my family in the kitchen. We heard unusual creaking sounds when we walked near the kitchen sink. Upon closer inspection, we noticed signs of water damage. Sure enough, when we looked under the kitchen sink, we discovered a water leak that had soaked cabinets, a wall, and […]

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Teen Gives Up Data Plan To Sponsor Child

Lauren Yost is a 15-year-old student from Pennsylvania. She, with her parents, is also a child sponsor. However, it wasn’t easy for Lauren to begin with Food for the Hungry (FH). “It always sounded fun to write to a kid in a different country and tell them about God’s love, but I didn’t think I could […]

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Maria Mejia’s Livelihood Transformation

At the heart of the Food for the Hungry (FH) program model is the welfare of the most vulnerable people in a community, typically children and the elderly. Programs transform communities by focusing on four key areas of interventions: Health, Livelihoods, Disaster Relief Reduction (DRR)/Response and Education. A livelihood is a way of earning enough to feed and […]

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