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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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Pastors Journey to the Mountains of Guatemala

Later this month, seven pastors will visit the work of Food for the Hungry (FH) in Guatemala. I sat down with Ryan Horn, the church representative at FH who is accompanying the group, to ask him about the trip. The purpose of the Guatemala trip is to visit vulnerable communities where FH is serving. “We’re […]

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Noche Luminoche — Good Food for a Good Cause

Last year on April 26, Food for the Hungry(FH) and Flor de Lis restaurant in Guatemala presented ‘Noche Luminoche,’ a charity dinner that raised enough money to provide 54 families with their own backyard gardens in the community of Luminoche. This community is located in the Highland of western Guatemala and consists of 107 families. […]

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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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How Does Your Keyhole Garden Grow?

When you think of the word “garden,” what image do you see? Maybe long rows of tall corn, even longer rows of green beans or peas, or maybe vines loaded with tomatoes as far as the eye can see. Perhaps you see a much smaller version of a garden, but one thing is for sure, […]

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Visit Beautiful Guatemala

Recently, I had the pleasure of traveling with church pastors from the northwestern  United States. Together, we traveled to Guatemala!  I have to tell you…it was really good for my heart. As a church engagement representative for Food for the Hungry (FH), often my day consists of sending emails, managing field projects with church partners, […]

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Miss World Guatemala Sells Cupcakes for Kids

Last week, Food for the Hungry (FH) staff and Keyla Bermudes, Miss Guatemala World 2014, showed up with 100 cupcakes at TELUS international, the largest Central American call center based in Guatemala. With more than 2,000 young employees at the center, we sold these tasty treats to raise money for the education of 38 children […]

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Chefs Build Unique Garden

After raising almost $2,000 from the charity dinner “Noche Luminoche” presented by Chef Diego Telles and Chef Pablo Soto at the Flor de Lis restaurant in Antigua, Guatemala, we decided to invite them to the community of Luminoche to show them what the event is accomplishing. The journey started this past Monday at 6 a.m., […]

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Desperate Children Immigrating Alone

Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer cried foul when hundreds of unaccompanied children were dropped off at the bus station in Phoenix in June, bringing national attention to a growing illegal immigration issue. According to numerous news reports, these children hailed primarily from Central America – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They, along with at least 47,000 […]

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Night of Dining for Luminoche

There is a community called Luminoche located in the highlands of western Guatemala that has big problems—more than half of the children have chronic malnutrition. The severity of the poverty is positioning children for serious developmental issues and possibly death. So two international chefs decided to do something about it by creating a unique dining […]

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