Food for the Hungry (FH) was honored to host members of the 112th Congress, White House, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and State Department for dinner last week. Our goal was to thank our long-standing partners and to initiate a fresh dialog about assisting the world’s most vulnerable people. . I shared three [...]
As I grumbled today about the fact that my home was broken into recently, and how I’ve struggled to feel safe again after the break-in, a little sign in my kitchen challenged my mindset. I traveled to Haiti in November 2010, ten months after the horrific earthquake physically and emotionally devastated millions. We visited several [...]
Day in and day out In continuing my series on a recent trip to Nicaragua, I’ve been thinking a lot about the people I met on the trip. You might immediately think I’m talking about the children and adults we work with in Nicaragua. I am very excited to talk about them soon, but not [...]
Today I’m featuring guest blogger Alex Mwaura, Food for the Hungry’s Africa Regional Communications Coordinator. Alex writes to us about his thoughts after visiting Kapchorwa, Uganda just after the finish of the London Olympics. By Alex Mwaura When Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich won the marathon race in the London 2012 Olympics, many were amazed because his [...]
This is not a stump speech, an endorsement, or even a subversive political plea.
This is a reminder and a gift. A message of hope.
As our TV’s sets and news feeds monotonously tune in to the steady screeching of political debate, party pundits and campaigning figureheads, I believe it is important to take a deep breath, and REMEMBER THE POOR. There is no doubt that any election is an important and historical event. We should care about elected leaders, their ideas and what they stand for. But let’s not loose sight of the most monumental opportunities of hope we may ever face.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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