In an effort to really help bring to light more non-profit organization that are doing amazing work, I’m making an intentional effort to highlight one monthly. This way you can discover and connect with an organization that aligns with your passions. If you’re interested in helping non-profits reach new followers, donors, and volunteers through your social media accounts, consider joining the Chicks Who Give a Hoot Social Platform Sharing Program.
It’s no surprise that I chose Food for the Hungry as my first post. I’ve had the pleasure of serving as their Senior Copywriter for almost 2 years and I couldn’t feel more proud to play a role in ending poverty for the world’s most vulnerable people. That’s a purpose that sits deep in my soul and has become so entrenched in who I am. Some days are really hard. Like really, really hard. I’ve become more aware of the world than I ever thought possible. I feel like I have new eyes for people and I have a better understanding of poverty. Poverty isn’t about lacking just resources, it’s complicated, generational, and often due to social issues and perspective, which is much harder to shift. I’m making plans to visit our fields this year and I couldn’t be more excited, but I know that I’ll never be the same. I welcome that.
About Food for the Hungry:
At Food for the Hungry, we believe in fighting against extreme poverty. We have worked since 1971 to serve the most vulnerable people on earth through purposeful relief and development. 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.
We provide life-changing resources such as clean water, medical aid, food, equal educational opportunities to girls and boys, vocational training and empowerment in the midst of unimaginable hardships. We are grateful to be invited into the communities we serve and work side-by-side with local leaders responding to their needs with transformative solutions, which are both sustainable and implemented at the hands of the communities themselves.
Our global staff belongs to the nations they serve. We are not foreigners or outsiders offering a new way of life. We are sisters and brothers lifting the shared burden from the shoulders of our global family.
We’re proud of the communities we enter, but more than that, we’re proud of the ones we exit. These are the communities where extreme poverty no longer has a seat at the table. They’re self-sustainable and living out God’s purpose for their lives. We celebrate with them and then we intentionally seek out the next community suffering under the heavy weight of poverty.
We were created for this work.
I hope you’ll connect with Food for the Hungry and even consider sponsoring a child through them. Find them here: