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- Child Sponsorship: Empowering Children and Strengthening Families
When it comes to the well-being of a society, you can’t find a more basic or more essential building block than the nuclear family. That is exactly what the United Nations plans to celebrate on May 15, the International Day of Families. This year’s celebration will focus on gender equality and children’s rights in the […]
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- Food for the Hungry Helping Burundian Refugees in Rwanda in Wake of Coup
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” –Romans 12:11-13 (NIV) The Burundian African Union reported an attempted coup on Wednesday after weeks of unrest in the […]
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- Bringing Relief to His People
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” – Exodus 20:2 (ESV) Isn’t it interesting that the majority of Americans will tell you that the Ten Commandments are a list of “thou shall nots?” Actually, close scrutiny reveals that they deal with relationships – the […]
- Relationships: Elemental to Who We Are
I get asked frequently “What is Food for the Hungry all about?” At first glance, our name suggests that we are about food. In most instances, that’s partially true. However, for our entire history, Food for the Hungry (FH) has been about much more than food. Our name is derived from Psalm 146:7: He upholds […]
- Getting Your Goat
When’s the last time someone “got your goat?” In America, we think of getting someone’s goat as irritating them or, using another euphemism, “ruffling their feathers.” The phrase is said to have originated to describe an old habit associated with horse racing. Goats were often kept with the high-strung horses because the presence of goats […]
- Is Reducing Malnutrition as Easy as Helping Mom and Baby Connect?
Did you know that 2.7 million Guatemalans are affected by food insecurity, and 43 percent of children under the age of 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition? At Food for the Hungry (FH) we’re working to reduce those numbers, and a new FH program for new mothers in Guatemala is intended to head off malnutrition in […]
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- Feeding Filipinos
Every year, nearly 11 million children die before they reach the age of 5. Malnutrition underlies an estimated 60 percent of these deaths. Have you ever wondered what it takes to overcome malnutrition in undernourished children? Think about that question for a few minutes while we share some information about two communities in the Philippines […]
- A Prince of Peace for Bujumbura
What must it be like to fear for your life and those of your family members so much that you leave all that you know and all of your belongings in the dark of night to flee over 100 miles to foreign land? Those of us in North America can only imagine. However, this is a current reality for over 22,000 Burundian refugees fleeing political violence and threats in the capital city of Bujumbura and seeking refuge in Rwanda.
- People Helping People
Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and droughts damage the lives of unprepared populations living in vulnerable areas. Guatemala is prone to these recurrent disasters which, among other problems, limits access to food supplies for already impoverished and insecure families. Chronic malnutrition is almost epidemic with a 49.8 per cent rate for children under five. Stunted or […]
- 10 Powerful Photos From The Nepal Earthquake
An earthquake in Nepal on Saturday has left hundreds of thousands homeless and injured. The current death toll is over 5,000 and continues to rise through Nepal, India, China and Tibet. Our on-the-ground partners, through our Integral partnership, are providing survivors in Nepal with much-needed help. Here is a selection of 10 powerful photos that […]