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Bridges to Understanding

I hurt my foot the other day. It wasn’t serious, but it caused me to limp. I didn’t want to limp. I didn’t want the attention or the inevitable questions. After a while, I mostly forgot about the limp, unless someone noticed and asked. Even when I was walking as “normally” as I could, my […]

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Recovering from Typhoon Haiyan

In the six months since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines affecting more than 12 million people across nine regions, Food for the Hungry (FH) has worked alongside Filipinos to start rebuilding. If you were one of the many who helped to support our work, here is an update of how you’ve made a difference! From […]

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Why Writing Your Sponsored Child Matters

The summer before I went into the fourth grade, I received a letter. It was from my favorite teacher Mrs. Wilson. She believed in me and encouraged me more than any other teacher. In Mrs. Wilson’s letter, she encouraged me to pursue my dreams, work hard and to realize that I had the potential to […]

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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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A Sweet Goodbye to Poverty

Some goodbyes are better than others. A couple weeks ago, I participated in a couple of ceremonies in the Tropeang Prey area of Anlong Veng district in Cambodia, an area where Food for the Hungry (FH) has been working to end poverty for about seven years. The ceremonies were part of a week-long celebration in […]

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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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The World Cup Effect: Hope Through a Level Playing Field

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. There is nothing like it in the world of sports. Thirty-two countries. Six continents. One sport. When it comes to global popularity, not even the Olympics match the fervor and fame of the World Cup. It is truly global in representation, viewership and scale. Every four years […]

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Fairy Godmothers, Transformation and Hope

“Bippity-boppity-boo” are the three words that the fairy godmother says in order to transform Cinderella‘s torn dress into a beautiful ball gown. But it didn’t stop there…the fairy godmother also helped her with a carriage, horses, a coachman and a driver. Before the fairy godmother showed up, Cinderella was filled with sadness and hopelessness.  She […]

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The Kingdom of God

All kingdoms have three things in common: a ruler, a realm and a reign. In the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Queen Elizabeth is the ruler. These and other states that consider her queen, are her realm. Her reign spans more than 60 years. Psalm 47:7 says: “God is the King of […]

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Infants Get Healthy Start to Life

Maternal mortality remains a major challenge in many developing countries. But in Bangladesh, efforts to reduce maternal deaths are paying off. In the past ten years, the number of Bangladeshi women who died during childbirth dropped from 322 to 194 (out of 100,000 women). For this reason, Bangladesh is optimistic that it may actually achieve […]

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