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A Letter to Guatemala

Last month, Sarah Stachak traveled with us on a “Journey of Hope” to Guatemala. Her trip inspired her to write this heartfelt letter. Dear Guatemala, Gracias por abrir mis ojos a su cultura, gente hermosa y recordándome cuáles son las verdaderas prioridades: survival, family and faith. The day our mission team flew to Guatemala, the […]

Lush mountains serve as a backdrop to a home made from found scraps.

More Than a Roof and Four Walls

Joseph Hamaty is a Program Specialist in Food For The Poor’s Church and School Department, where he helps oversee the Operation Starfish and Combined Federal Campaign initiatives. Here he shares about a trip to the poor community of El Bejucal, Guatemala. We drove over treacherous terrain in a mountainous area of Guatemala called El Bejucal.  […]

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You Answered a Family’s Prayers in Guatemala

Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor, is visiting partners and communities in Guatemala along with four FFP colleagues. Hours into his arrival he encountered a family desperately trying to make ends meet. Below is an email he shared with the Food For The Poor staff about the family’s saga. We arrived in Guatemala […]

Odilia prays for scraps of food for her children.

Nothing Grows Here Anymore but Hunger

When staff writer Bonnie Vanak travels, she meets many mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers in the depths of despair. She sits with them and listens as they share their struggles, their dreams and their prayers. Today, Bonnie shares the story of a mother she met in the mountains of Guatemala while on assignment with […]

A traveler shares a tender moment with a young man during a mission trip to Guatemala.

Take a Mission Trip: Step into God’s Comfort Zone!

“Leann Chong is Food For The Poor’s Missions & Travel Director. She does an awesome job of leading teams and connecting FFP supporters to the real people and places they are serving. Please enjoy this short reflection she wrote about the impact you can make through the gift of presence.” The motto of Food For […]