When the spotlight on disasters fade, the work goes on

A few short weeks ago, the Philippines were hit with torrential rains that caused some of the worst flooding since the 2009 flood that killed almost 1,000 people. The capital, Manila, was 70 percent underwater and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes. Then on August 24, Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti and the Dominican […]

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Ethiopia: FH Housing the Homeless after Disastrous Fire

Many homes were destroyed by a recent fire in Shashego, Ethiopia, but FH came to the rescue and provided building materials for families to build replacement homes for themselves.

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One Word My Family Doesn’t Use

There are quite a few words in my household that we just don’t allow. No swear words. No bathroom words. No disrespectful words.  With kids in elementary school, it’s a constant conversation! We try to live up to what Paul told the Ephesians. “Don’t let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only […]

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Personal Blessings Come By Blessing Others

It had been a hard trip – my first out of North America. I wasn’t feeling well, and I found the sights and smells to be overwhelming – almost sickening. I couldn’t find anything to eat that didn’t upset my stomach, and I felt unusually irritable about pretty much everything. But I was on a […]

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Woman working on a blanket with harvested rice

Women’s work

An astute reader of Food for the Hungry’s posts on Facebook asked a great question about our Labor Day photo album, featuring people around the world at work:  “As I look through these photos, I notice that a majority of them are about women. Are they just more photogenic or is this indicative of something […]

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FH Artist Program needs you!

How can I combine my love of music with my passion for helping the poor? If you’re a music lover and passionate about helping the most vulnerable in this world through your partnership with Food for the Hungry, we’ve got some great news for you! FH’s Artist Program is currently recruiting volunteers for several upcoming […]

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It’s What You Don’t See

It’s a common sight for those that visit developing countries. The city is crowded, hot, ripe with life and decay at the same time. Thousands of people walk around, barter, converse and live life on these streets. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, the story is no different.  Rickshaws and busses play an endless game of leapfrog through […]

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Off the map

I’m reading some interview transcripts today from Uganda, full of names: place names, school names, business names, mountain names. The names have many syllables and a lot of vowels. It’s very confusing and they all sound very much alike. I’m thankful my colleague Alex, who did the interviews originally, took time to spell out some […]

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Learning from Artists and Olympians

During a recent trip to Ethiopia, one of FH’s largest fields of operation, I purchased a postcard by local artist. The painting on the card featured an Ethiopian Airlines airplane full of passengers that were clearly Ethiopian themselves. You can see it here. I thought it was pretty cool. I really liked the style of […]

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Unsung destruction in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

  As coverage of Tropical Storm Isaac and New Orleans appear in the news—the stories of the storm’s destruction in Haiti and the Dominican Republic go unsung. While the storm never reached hurricane status, the winds and rain (averaging 12 inches) have caused serious flooding and crop damage, leaving vulnerable communities at greater risk for […]

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