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A Mission to Care for Children

Amalia Toc, a Food for the Hungry (FH) team coordinator, and I visited a health and nutrition session with the mothers and children of the community of Chioya, Guatemala. At these classes, mothers learn about what to feed their children for optimum health and how to treat illnesses. While I was getting to know the […]

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Defining Poverty

The definition of poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods or means of support. But what about spiritual, mental or emotional poverty? The world is suffering poverty—and it doesn’t matter our social or economic status. If we find in ourselves being bored most of the time or lacking interest […]

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Helping Children Dream Big

Once upon a time, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. My childhood was filled with the wonder of the “race to the moon” years.  I have vivid memories of watching the grainy telecasts from the space capsules and the lunar surface. When I was about 11, I won an award in […]

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3 Important Lessons for a New Year

In 2014, may you spread your wings and fly. A new year has begun. It is time for us to continue working for our dreams and goals for the future.  We need to keep being strong during the hard times and be thankful for the good times. In 2013, I learned three important lessons that […]

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Education and Happy Endings

I love happy endings. It’s why I judge a book by its last two pages. And it’s the reason I’m emotionally attached to the stories I came to know through Food for the Hungry (FH). As a young girl growing up with very little resources in the Philippines, all I wanted was to be in […]

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My Favorite Superheroes

My favorite superheroes are people that are kind to every single human being, especially to children. They give their hands, their time and the best of them to those who need it the most. They have a lot of fans, but they are not famous. They are so strong that they can walk for hours […]

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Be the “thank you” in a child’s life

Watching leaves fall from a tree is magical. It displays a canvas of bold colors mixing together like splatter paint as each one gently collides with another and floats softly to the ground. The shedding of trees also brings a finish to the harvest; a time of great work, growth, and wealth. This is nature’s […]

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The Future of Malnourished Children

Guatemala is a country that suffers from malnutrition—it’s a problem that worsens each year affecting the most pure-hearted ones, the children. Each day approximately 1,000 boys and girls are born in Guatemala, and more than half are going to be malnourished children suffering the consequences for their entire lives. Guatemala has the highest incidence of […]

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I Love My Family

Former Miss World Guatemala 2012, Monique Aparicio discovered a passion for helping impoverished families. She shares her story (in her own words) on how she now works with her FH family.   The first time I visited a Guatemalan village—it was heartbreaking. I experienced the disheartening scene of a life full of poverty, and people […]

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World Food Day Celebrated with Thanks

Nebraska. Growing up in rural Nebraska, I was literally surrounded by food.  Fields of golden corn, soybeans, wheat and grains lined the highways.  Roll down the window of your car and you’ll likely be greeted by the gritty smells of grazing cattle and squirming piglets.  Yet, even with these “caloric” surroundings, I never really thought […]

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