Food for the Hungry

Since 1971, it has been our mission to enable people to be the incarnated hands and feet of Jesus -- to follow him into the pain of our world. Food for the Hungry is an international organization that exists to fulfill a God-given mandate to help people overcome both physical and spiritual hungers (Isaiah 58). We follow the example provided by Jesus himself as he went from community to community, preaching, teaching, and healing people along the way (Matthew 9:35-38).

Our efforts include integrated, child-focused development and relief programs in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Development efforts include programs that equip entire communities with the tools they need to pull themselves from poverty. Additional relief efforts expand our reach into even more countries, where we respond to natural disasters (such as famines and earthquakes) and man-made disasters (such as war). We also send relief supplies to countries around the world.

We achieve our goals by partnering with and serving the Body of Christ in its mission to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the Good News.

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» Recent News

Rebuilding Iraq Amidst This Week's Bombings
19 Nov 03 | As 500-pound bombs hit suspected ambush sites and hideouts on Tuesday the biggest U.S. air operation since President Bush declared an official end to active combat in Iraq on May 1 Food for the Hungry, along with its partners, carry on.

Poured Out Like Wine: Providing Iraqis Relief
05 Jun 03 | We made our way to our next visit. Sewage ran down the center of the passageway, and the stench rising from it in the hot Iraqi sun was... almost too much to bear.

Food for the Hungry Rolls out Second Phase to Post-Conflict Iraq
05 May 03 | Food for the Hungry President Ben Homan has returned from Iraq where he met with doctors, pastors and families to discuss the ministry's future relief interventions.

Food for the Hungry Responds to Floods in Central America
18 Jun 02 | Food for the Hungry is providing food and shelter-building materials for flood victims in Honduras and Nicaragua. Since Hurricane Mitch in 1998, disaster relief efforts have been the focus of Food for the Hungry's involvement in Honduras and ...

Californian Wins Guatamalan Trip in Food for the Hungry K-LOVE Radio Contest
16 Apr 02 | Lee won a seven-day mission trip and wildlife adventure for two to Guatemala, and will get to visit Food for the Hungry project sites and Guatemala tourist attractions. Food for the Hungry programs in Guatemala include agriculture, health, clean ...

Food for the Hungry Opens Support Office in Costa Rica
12 Apr 02 | Food for the Hungry International (FHI) is starting a national office in Costa Rica to assist with the nonprofit organization's worldwide resource-raising efforts. J. Scott Martin has been named Executive Director of FHI/Costa Rica.

Food for the Hungry Responds to Afghan Earthquake
04 Apr 02 | Food for the Hungry is providing cash, blankets and clothing to help victims of this past week's earthquakes in Afghanistan. Food for the Hungry is the lead agency for food and seed distributions in Cha Ab District, Takhar Province.

Food for the Hungry Providing Food in Malawi Where Millions Face Food Shortages
01 Apr 02 | Food for the Hungry (FH) is partnering with Tearfund UK to provide food and relief in Malawi, where prolonged drought and floods are threatening millions. Up to 80 percent of Malawi's population of 10 million are affected by food shortages.

Food for the Hungry Staff Continue Relief Efforts as War Escalates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
20 Mar 02 | Three Food for the Hungry staff workers were safely evacuated Saturday from work zones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after being trapped four days between warring Mai Mai and opposition troops. Because of the heroic efforts of our staff...

Food for the Hungry helps local believers aid victims of a killer hail storm in La Paz, Bolivia
18 Mar 02 | Additionally Food for the Hungry's La Paz office organized a staff food and clothing drive to provide the ministries with additional relief items. Youth from the La Paz congregation Iglesia Evangelica Luterana El Redentor aid the ministry in ...

Food for the Hungry Receives USAID Grant to Combat AIDS in Ethiopia
14 Mar 02 | Food for the Hungry was awarded one of only 27 grants provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop a new HIV/AIDS program in Ethiopia. Food for the Hungry will develop the HIV/AIDS prevention program in ...

Assisting Flood Victims in Indonesia
25 Feb 02 | A Food for the Hungry grant is helping local Christians reach out to 2,000 families flooded out of their homes in Jakarta in mid-February. Food for the Hungry is working through the organization Yayasan Putri Sion, a local Christian agency, to ...

Grants to Food for the Hungry Expand Program in Congo (DRC)
22 Feb 02 | Food for the Hungry received two major grants to assist our relief program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC. With ECC, a local Protestant church organization, Food for the Hungry provided food for almost 1,500 host families, nearly 7,...

President Ben Homan's report from his trip to Afghanistan
14 Feb 02 | There are no easy roads into Afghanistan these days. The team that Food for the Hungry assembled strode into chaos and instituted a determined and systematic way to show Afghanistan the power and love of the One True God.

Food for the Hungry President Visits Afghanistan
04 Feb 02 | Food for the Hungry president Ben Homan hopes to enter Afghanistan Wednesday. In addition to meeting immediate needs with food, medicine and clothing, Food for the Hungry is also planning an agricultural program for long-term recovery in ...

Food For The Hungry Aids Refugees In Congo
22 Jan 02 | Food for the Hungry is supplying food and survival kits to refugees in the Congo who lost everything due to the volcanic eruption in Goma on January 17, 2002. Food for the Hungry's Congo Program Director Michael Satin believes that a large ...

Food For The Hungry Responds To Volcanic Eruption In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
18 Jan 02 | Food for the Hungry released $10,000 from its Rapid Response Fund to help people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who were effected by the eruption of Mt. Food for the Hungry staff are preparing for a possible influx of displaced ...

Food for the Hungry and the Linus Project Providing over 5000 Blankets to Refugees in Afghanistan
03 Jan 02 | Food for the Hungry's relief efforts in Afghanistan continue with a shipment of more that 5,000 blankets that will be distributed to children and families who need them the most. This shipment of blankets is just part of Food for the Hungry ...



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