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The Importance of Play, Especially for Children

It’s Time to Play Ball Again! April means that Winter is over, and the Boys of Summer are about ready to do their thing, and that “hope springs eternal” in every major league city in America. In fact, the Cubs are only a game out of first place! While Food for the Hungry (FH) deals with some […]

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10 Things All Child Sponsors Know

  1. There’s no better feeling than getting a letter from your sponsored child.   2. Your photo is most likely displayed in someone’s home across the globe.     3.You’ve tried to read your letters in their original language. But totally can’t.   4. You spend a lot of time praying for your sponsored […]

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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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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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Why Do Children Need Social Skills for Life?

Biblical Background Throughout history, in many societies, children (and childhoods) have often been undervalued. The different concepts of childhood from generational cultural patterns, the prevailing socio-economic context and the theological interpretations or paradigms generated by religious philosophies, largely encouraged a chronic state of neglect and cruelty to children. The event that reveals this situation, and […]

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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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Sponsored Child Gets Eye Surgery

Imagine watching your child grow sicker each day and knowing if only you had the money, you could help her. That was the case for the parents of a child named Fatima living in the PB Coastal area of Bangladesh, an area where Food for the Hungry (FH) offers child sponsorship. From her early childhood, […]

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Planet Mommyhood and FH Help Iraqi Christians

Food for the Hungry (FH) is partnering with Jenn Hoskins and Kristin D’Amico of PlanetMommyhood.net in the I Am Your Voice campaign to help Iraqi Christians persecuted by the militant group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). With ISIS showing beheadings of Christians and other victims on social media, Hoskins and D’Amico want to […]

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One School Can Make a Difference

In Kenya, Food for the Hungry (FH) worked to help build a school. While education helps a child’s future, it does so much for them today as well. The Lakartinya School is making a huge impact in children’s lives. Here are some ways children are being supported. Giving Girls a Chance Many times, boys are […]

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3 Lessons to Keep Children Growing

In Butezi, Burundi, there is a woman named Leonie who–no matter what she did–her children wouldn’t gain weight. They kept getting sick in a vicious cycle of illness. When Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in her community, she learned three practices that changed her family’s life and broke the cycle of sickness.   […]

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