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Changing Lives — Protection and Nutrition Projects in Peru

In Peru, Food for the Hungry (FH) continues to transform lives in each of its communities where it works — in Lima (26 communities in two districts) and Huancavelica (21 communities in three districts). We do this by working on the needs of each region. In Lima, we address the issue of child protection, which […]

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Transforming the Face of Palma

I first visited Palma, a district in Mozambique’s northern region, six years ago. I entered the town without realizing it. That which was called town was a line of mud houses on both sides of a dirt road. A few government buildings stood out, with neatly built brick walls covered with shiny zinc roofs. It […]

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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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The Woebegone Winter of the Refugees of War

Refugees have always been a forgotten — and often unwanted — side effect of war. These are the disenfranchised, homeless and widowed. They have escaped the scourge of the conflict, only to find themselves enduring another endless nightmare. They must depend entirely upon others to provide the necessities, not simply for life, but for survival. Official estimates place […]

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The Importance of Tithing

The concept of tithing is not something that is easy for kids to understand. After all, why would they want to give some of their money to the church? The concept is often explained as “giving money back to God.” However, how does putting money into an envelope or into the dish when it is […]

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Something Old, Something New in FH Projects

No, we aren’t talking about what a bride should wear to her wedding! Rather, we are talking about 2014 melting into 2015, and the role Food for the Hungry (FH) finds itself playing during that transition. There are a number of FH projects – sponsored programs that will come to an end on December 31. Programs that dedicated […]

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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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Have a Wonderful Christmas!

Christmas is important! That may sound obvious, but I am not certain we declare its value enough. In this day in age when the concept of Christmas is more related to consumerism than anything religious, I want us all to take a moment to proclaim for ourselves… our families… and the ministry of Food for […]

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Joy to the World

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” -Luke 2:10 (NIV) Christmas is truly a wonderful time! Families come together to celebrate while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate, there are smiles everywhere and everything is sparkly and shiny. […]

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Somebody Needs You

What is compassion? Compassion literally means “suffering together.” It is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another person’s suffering and you feel motivated to help relieve that suffering. Compassion is when those feelings and thoughts include the desire to help. When we feel compassion, our heart rate slows, feelings of […]

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