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On World Food Day, help feed a child for an entire year

On World Food Day, help feed a child for an entire year

When Margaret and her husband began a feeding program in Venezuela, they knew the need for food was great — but they weren’t expecting 150 hungry kids to show up every week. Over the past several years, Venezuela has fallen into a massive economic crisis....
Video: Starvation’s effect on children and their parents

Video: Starvation’s effect on children and their parents

As Kate shares her story, the toddler in her arms snuggles sleepily up against her shoulder. “My child is called Agnes,” the mother shares, a soft smile gracing her face.It’s difficult to tell how old Agnes is, just by looking at her. This is the way it often is in...
The blessing of eating, the power of feeding

The blessing of eating, the power of feeding

“I’m starving to death!” It’s 11:30 a.m., and I’m leaning over the side of my cubicle to complain to a co-worker. It’s been three hours since I’ve eaten breakfast, and I’m already anticipating lunch. I whine as if I’m powerless to stop my stomach from growling. But in...
Stuck in the body of an 8-year-old

Stuck in the body of an 8-year-old

Luciana is practically all grown up —at least according to her age. Her body, on the other hand, is the size of a child less than half her age.   She weighs just 55 pounds, the same as an 8-year-old. While young men and women here in the United States excitedly...
Sylvia’s story: Left in charge at age 12

Sylvia’s story: Left in charge at age 12

Over the past few years, I’ve been able to travel to a number of refugee camps. I’ve sat in tents and listened as men and women shared their stories — stories that involve incredible pain and suffering. Life for a refugee is never easy, but it is the children who are...
Eat your fruits and veggies … and feed a child who can’t

Eat your fruits and veggies … and feed a child who can’t

It’s a struggle as old as time. Trying to get kids to eat broccoli, peas, spinach, carrots … the list goes on and on. Moms try to hide vegetables in smoothies, disguise them in mac and cheese, and even sneak them in treats like brownies. It’s a victory anytime a mom...
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