The Blog

Written by Kendra Szabo
How Families like Yours are Creating Hope for the Future in Bangladesh

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? I hear so  many answers from the children I know: “ballerina!” “firefighter!” “basketball player!” “astronaut!” “teacher!” All great aspirations, and like we always teach our children, they can do anything they put their minds to. But perhaps this is… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Children Thrive When Mothers Pursue Beauty, Goodness, and Truth

Written by Beth Allen

For Sixta Flores, a 38-year-old Bolivian wife and mother, biblical truth held no interest. She attended training meetings with Food for the Hungry because the moms sometimes received little gifts. FH staff pegged Sixta immediately as a potential volunteer leader because of her talkative, joyful personality. In her high-altitude Andean village, babies… Read More

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The Bible Builds Strong Communities

Written by Beth Allen

We Christians sometimes use fancy language to describe the Bible. We call it the Word of God, the Holy Scripture, or the Good Book. Here’s a new one for you: Building Block. For Guidmon Urcuyo,  the Bible helped put him on the path to leadership in his community of El Limonal,… Read More

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Written by Kendra Szabo
Earthworms: The Easiest Way to Provide Nutrition to Kids Like Yours

I write a lot about worms for this blog. Usually they are stomach worms and something we hate. But this is a different kind of post about worms. This post is about the good kind of worms: earthworms! Across the globe, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) help families… Read More

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Child Sponsorship: Ending Poverty Through Relationship

Written by Guest

Today’s guest blog is written by Penny Husted-Gamm. Penny is an award-winning photographer who has been a long-time supporter of Food for the Hungry and an advocate for the poor and suffering. She recently visited Food for the Hungry programs in Uganda and was inspired by how FH helps parents… Read More

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Vegetable Seeds Also Plant Hope

Written by Kendra Szabo

We all know the old adage, “you reap what you sow.” But what if you can’t sow anything? Well, then you reap nothing. This is the problem for so many people around the world, they know how to farm to some degree, but they don’t know what all they can… Read More

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Written by Annie Kim
Child Sponsorship and Eating an Elephant

You can’t eat an entire elephant in one sitting. —My mom   As a youth, I wanted to achieve and had little patience for the process of obtaining results. When I got older, my mom’s saying about eating an elephant stuck with me. I now understand that she meant we need… Read More

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Don't Chicken Out; Help a Family!

Written by Beth Allen

For one Bolivian family, breakfast is the happiest meals of the day — and chickens are to blame. Carlos and Paulina Arispe are raising their two daughters, Noelia (age 4) and Rilda (age 5), in one of Bolivia’s poorest villages. Nearly 30 percent of children in this part of… Read More

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Child Sponsorship Builds a Family Across Borders

Written by Kendra Szabo

Carlos Nunez is an employee at Food for the Hungry (FH) who works as a field liaison for the Dominican Republic and Haiti. But before he worked for FH, child sponsorship changed his life. Carlos was about 9 years old when he found out he had a sponsor. He was… Read More

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Written by Wendy McMahan
Engaging Culture from Long Island to Guatemala

Sherry Varughese visited Guatemala to meet the community where her church has partnered. Lighthouse Community Church in Commack, New York, was engaging with other cultures long before they began to partner with Food for the Hungry (FH). As an ethnically inclusive community in the multicultural… Read More

  Church

Teachers Are My Heroes

Written by Beth Allen

A number of years ago, I spent a workday on the road for Food for the Hungry in the Bolivian highlands. One of my colleagues had a meeting with a rural school director. I didn’t have any official duties on that stop, so I sat in the schoolyard… Read More

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Overcoming a Whale of a Problem

Written by Beth Allen

A new car resuscitated my spiritual life. That’s right, I’m feeling closer to the Lord these days due to an updated media system in my new Hyundai. (I traded in a 14-year-old Honda, so it was quite the upgrade). Riding to work at Food for the Hungry each morning, I… Read More

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Written by Beth Allen
Fighting Hunger with Guinea Pigs

When a Food for the Hungry staff member in Bolivia told Juan Colque that he could raise guinea pigs for food, his first thought was, “This person is crazy.” Guinea pigs are native to the Andes region of South America, where they’re called “cuyes” in the local language. Read More

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I Won’t Apologize

Written by Randall Davey

I’m Randall Davey, and I serve with Food for the Hungry as Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships. That means I ask donors (individuals, foundations, churches and businesses) for money, as do those who constitute the team I serve. It’s invasive work. It’s hard work. It’s necessary work and it’s never… Read More

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Crafts and Desserts: One Girl's Inspiring Plan to Raise Money for the Poor

Written by Kendra Szabo

A young, blonde girl in a pink, long-sleeve shirt sat on her family’s brown, patio couch outside their Oregon home. Her mom held the camera as she looked into it and said, “Hi, my name is Kaia; I’m 9 years old, and I want to raise money for Food for… Read More

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