Food for the Hungry

Food for the Hungry is a Christian humanitarian aid and global development organization that designs, develops and delivers solutions for more than 50 years so that children, families and communities can flourish. Collaborating with local leaders across sectors, we co-create solutions that build resilience by strengthening mental, physical and spiritual well-being. We serve nearly 10 million people in 18 countries so that communities have the agency and resources necessary to realize their God-given potential.


We’re moved and inspired by our Christian belief that every person has intrinsic value, and that it’s our responsibility to advocate for the poor and marginalized without regard to race, creed or nationality and without adverse distinction of any kind. We serve on the basis of need alone. We strive to respect the culture and customs of the people we serve in order to preserve their humanity and dignity.

Communities are transformed when there is trust. With a shared set of values and a deep commitment to our partners, we believe mindsets shift and relationships strengthen — with God, self, others and nature — to build and maintain lasting networks of resilience.


The underlying causes of poverty, injustice and marginalization are complex and often interconnected. That’s why our partnerships with local communities and leaders reach across the full range of economic, social, spiritual, and cultural interests, bringing everyone to the table to create comprehensive solutions that endure. When communities have both the agency to make their own decisions and access to needed resources, they can realize their full potential.


We are a Christian relief and development organization with a vision to see all forms of human poverty ended worldwide. For more than 50 years, our international staff are motivated by their Christian faith, and are called to serve where they are. In fact, 99% of our staff work in their country of origin.

We put service above self, empowering communities to create solutions that address their needs today and advance a better tomorrow.


In 1971, Dr. Larry Ward founded Food for the Hungry (FH) based on a simple premise: if children died one at a time, he could help them one at a time. Our organization’s name, Food for the Hungry, was inspired by Psalm 146:7, which reads: “He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free.”


The world has made great advances in reducing poverty over the past few decades, but it is becoming more difficult to reach the most vulnerable. Overlapping crises of the pandemic, climate change and disasters, inflation, conflict, and global food insecurity are having the greatest impact on the most vulnerable people in the hardest places. These challenges call for our resilience approach to eradicating extreme poverty.


We proudly adhere to the Red Cross Code of Conduct to ensure beneficiaries receive the best quality assistance. We are a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), and share our financial statements publicly. We protect the vulnerable populations we serve through safeguarding.

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