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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Did you eat a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when you were a child? They were easy to make, easy to put in a lunchbox and tasted delicious. But they do not provide all of the nutrition that a child needs for growth. Fortunately, this common lunch staple is not our only option […]

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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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Soup Instead of Seeds

The year of 2014 started out relatively normal for the agricultural community of Caulatu, Nicaragua. Farmers like 34-year-old Marcos Pinell planted their crops in May, anticipating a bountiful harvest in August. Drought kept that bounty from materializing, and food became dangerously scarce. Pinell, the father of two little girls, faced a gut-wrenching dilemma — how was he going to […]

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Visit Beautiful Guatemala

Recently, I had the pleasure of traveling with church pastors from the northwestern  United States. Together, we traveled to Guatemala!  I have to tell you…it was really good for my heart. As a church engagement representative for Food for the Hungry (FH), often my day consists of sending emails, managing field projects with church partners, […]

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Miss World Guatemala Sells Cupcakes for Kids

Last week, Food for the Hungry (FH) staff and Keyla Bermudes, Miss Guatemala World 2014, showed up with 100 cupcakes at TELUS international, the largest Central American call center based in Guatemala. With more than 2,000 young employees at the center, we sold these tasty treats to raise money for the education of 38 children […]

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Chefs Build Unique Garden

After raising almost $2,000 from the charity dinner “Noche Luminoche” presented by Chef Diego Telles and Chef Pablo Soto at the Flor de Lis restaurant in Antigua, Guatemala, we decided to invite them to the community of Luminoche to show them what the event is accomplishing. The journey started this past Monday at 6 a.m., […]

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Desperate Children Immigrating Alone

Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer cried foul when hundreds of unaccompanied children were dropped off at the bus station in Phoenix in June, bringing national attention to a growing illegal immigration issue. According to numerous news reports, these children hailed primarily from Central America – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They, along with at least 47,000 […]

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Night of Dining for Luminoche

There is a community called Luminoche located in the highlands of western Guatemala that has big problems—more than half of the children have chronic malnutrition. The severity of the poverty is positioning children for serious developmental issues and possibly death. So two international chefs decided to do something about it by creating a unique dining […]

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Defining Poverty

The definition of poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods or means of support. But what about spiritual, mental or emotional poverty? The world is suffering poverty—and it doesn’t matter our social or economic status. If we find in ourselves being bored most of the time or lacking interest […]

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Tips for Planning Mission Trips

Many church leaders know the importance that mission trips play in teaching their congregation about poverty.  So that your missions trip can go smoothly and have great impact, here are a few important tips that many pastors forget to consider when planning mission trips.   When picking the place and organization for your mission trip, […]

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