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Gary Edmonds, Food for the Hungry President/CEO

Humbled by Coffee Growers

Since accepting the position of President and CEO of Food for the Hungry (FH), I have been eager to hear and learn about the opportunities and challenges of our fields. In early November,  my wife, Tricia, and I had the honor and privilege to join the incredible leadership of our Latin America and Caribbean fields […]

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A Vision that Goes Beyond the Horizon

“A sound anti-poverty strategy must include: self-sufficiency through work, implementing policies to encourage job creation, improving access to quality education, and taking steps to restore a culture of marriage. Combining these efforts will help create a society where more individuals have the opportunity to succeed and flourish.”[1] Possibly one of the greatest problems facing faith-based […]

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Witch doctors and the Gospel

When you believe something for most of your life, it can be very hard to eventually realize it isn’t true. How do you reject the lifestyle you knew for so long, and suddenly start believing in something different? Believing the Lies Fidelina is from a Dominican Republic community where witchcraft is very common. She was […]

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Sweat Hawgs and community members work together to build a chicken coop.

Tale of Two Communities

“Once a Hawg, always a Hawg. No Hawg left behind.” According to Doug Geist, this is the motto of the Sweat Hawgs, a group he leads that partners with Food for the Hungry (FH) in a community-to-community (C2C) relationship. The Sweat Hawgs are currently in their fourth year of working with Food for the Hungry […]

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Josefina with water bottles

Water system opens door to new hope

In Olivero,  Dominican Republic, a water system changed the lives of the people living there. It might seem strange, but it caused relationships to happen that otherwise would have not. It also made dreams come true. Such was true for Josefina, a widow in her late 50s and the mother of 10 children. When Josefina’s […]

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Kenifer hard at work in class

Where the education system stops…we start

This year, we will send our kids to school expecting them to learn. If they struggle or fall behind in class, we expect them to ask for help. We also expect our children’s teachers to notice their difficulties and assist them. Sometimes a student just needs a little extra support. Thankfully, most U.S. schools offer […]

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Dave and Medlinda Evans

Melinda Evans: Celebrating her passion to love God and her neighbor

“When I saw the announcement in the Food for the Hungry (FH) newsletter, I did a double take: David Evans and his family become Hunger Corps staff in Guatemala. I wondered how such an erroneous announcement could have possibly made it through the editors of the newsletter. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that […]

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Tree seedlings in Haiti

Paul planted, Apollos watered, God made it grow

  “I [Paul] planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.”  I Corinthians 3:6 (NIV) I traveled along dusty roads in Haiti two weeks ago, through parched fields thirsty for life-giving rain. As we journeyed, I saw farmers plowing furrows in their fields in hope that seasonal rains would begin soon. Where […]

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Girl with notebook

From foolish child to wise child

  It’s amazing how one kid’s actions can upset an entire community. And thankfully, it’s amazing how one little event can change that kid’s life. Indy, a thirteen-year-old girl, lives in Olivero, a small town in the Dominican Republic.  Life was hard for Indy from the very start; her mom and dad separated before she […]

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Focused on Children, Dedicated to Transformation

I’m in the Dominican Republic this week, where I have the incredible privilege of joining my Food for the Hungry (FH) colleagues from all over Latin America as we work together to learn how to build a new model of programming in our field countries. We call it “Child-Focused Community Transformation” (CFCT), which is FH’s “essentials” […]

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