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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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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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Educating Families on Education in Bangladesh

Most parents consider the education of their children as one of the basic needs of life and do not compromise to provide them with it. But sadly, not all children are lucky enough to have support from their parents. Many children in Bangladesh do not have the access or parents do not have the ability […]

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What Is “Success” In the Fight To End Poverty?

One month into a new year! How are you doing on your resolutions? Making progress towards your goals? To me the first month of the year is always full of adrenaline. Boldly making changes or commitments to ensure we meet our new goals. Doing our best to arrange our lives to set ourselves up for […]

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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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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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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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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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Sponsored Child ‘Photo Album’

Each year, FH field staff photograph sponsored children to keep track of their growth and progress. These photos are then synced to our database. As someone working in the Child Sponsorship department, I am one of the lucky team members that views these photos before they go out to sponsors. Our team ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ […]

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How Churches Are Going Deeper at Christmas

Looking for a way to help your congregation engage with the poor this Christmas? Churches and organizations across the U.S. have discovered Hope Tree, a ministry of Food for the Hungry. Antioch Church in Bend, Ore. hosted a Hope Tree for Ethiopia. Cherry Hills Christian School in Highlands Ranch, Colo. hosted theirs on behalf of […]

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