Food for the Hungry Association (FH)

In developing countries on nearly every continent, Food for the Hungry works with churches, leaders and families to provide the resources they need to help their communities become self-sustaining. When disasters strike, Food for the Hungry is often one of the first organizations on the ground to provide and facilitate emergency relief assistance to those in urgent need of food, shelter, and medical care. Our staff members are also immersed in hundreds of developing communities around the world, implementing long-term development programs such as agriculture training, clean water and food security programs, church development, child development, nutrition education and HIV/AIDS care and prevention. Peace building and reconciliation are cross-cutting themes in many project areas.

Food for the Hungry (FH) is an international relief and development organization that meets the physical and spiritual needs of the poor in more than 45 countries. Founded in 1971 by Dr. Larry Ward, Food for the Hungry exists to help individuals reach their God-given potential.

  • Civil Society
  • Community Conflict Resolution
  • Coordination of International Assistance
  • Economic Foundations for Growth and Development
  • Employment Generation
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Media
  • Physical Infrastructure and Reconstruction

Humanitarian Assistance

We specialize in providing humanitarian assistance in conflict situations with special attention given to local leadership, religious beliefs and behaviours.
Between 50 million to 100 million CHF per annum
  • Advocacy
  • Capacity and development training
  • Direct project implementation
  • Financial support
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Policy advice
  • Project support services
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
Agriculture and food security, microfinance and microenterprise, education, health training, across all countries FH works in
Security, Education, Child Survival, Infrastructure Development, Marketing / Guatemala, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Peru, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Chad, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, DRC, Uganda
Raising public and private donations in western countries, especially USAID for eastern Africa and Bolivia
Initial, interim and final assessments reported to donor nations, expertise in government programming requirements, special knowledge of behavioural change
Global food crisis coordination, planning and networking, Kenyan Food Crisis Policy and working group formed
FH country and regional offices perform all support services
Food Security, Infrastructure Development, HIV AIDS prevention, Nutrition / Bolivia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, DRC, Kenya

Community Conflict Resolution

Providing knowledge and skills to address conflict and post-conflict counselling
Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
  • Advocacy
  • Capacity and development training
  • Direct project implementation
Description of activities
Community development projects in areas that experienced conflict require peace-building, we provide training and events as catalysts, achieved peaceful relations over water conflicts, post-war conflicts and local violence, Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, Kenya
Community development projects in areas that experienced conflict require peace-building, we provide training and events as catalysts, achieved peaceful relations over water conflicts, post-war conflicts and local violence, Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, Kenya

Employment Generation

Training on the value of integrity and the integration of worldview issues related to the development of local economies and individual savings and loans groups.
Between 1 million to 50 million CHF per annum
  • Advocacy
  • Capacity and development training
  • Direct project implementation
  • Financial support
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project support services
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
Providing training on startup, maintenance and accountability
gathering interested people to join ROSCAs and ASCAs, creating revenue generating opportunities
providing matching funds and financial support for project management and implementation
Tracking and reporting for audit and performance
Providing financial training and systems
setting up microfinance and microenterprise
  • Americas
    • Caribbean
      • Haiti
      • Dominican Republic
    • Central America
      • Costa Rica
      • Guatemala
      • Nicaragua
    • North America
      • United States of America
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Peru
      • Bolivia
  • Africa
    • Central Africa
      • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Eastern Africa
      • Sudan
      • Uganda
      • Rwanda
      • Mozambique
      • Kenya
      • Ethiopia
      • Burundi
    • Southern Africa
    • Western Africa
      • Nigeria
  • Asia
    • East Asia
      • China
    • South Asia
      • Bangladesh
    • South East Asia
      • Cambodia
      • Indonesia
      • Philippines
      • Myanmar
  • Europe
    • Northern Europe
      • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
      • Sweden
    • Western Europe
      • Switzerland
Food for the Hungry Association (FH)
Rue Alfred-Vincent 8
Geneva CH-1211
Non-governmental organisation
Geneva, Switzerland is where the organization is registered internationally. Its international leadership team operates from various countries.
More than 10 years
Between 50 million to 100 million CHF per annum
1700
Rue Alfred-Vincent 8
Geneva CH-1211
In-country office

The FH office in Switzerland (FH Suisse) is involved in advocacy to and education of the public, raising resources including volunteers and staff to work in FH projects and programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Mr
Peter Mawditt
CEO
Roger Zurcher
Chief Executive Officer, FH Suisse
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Partnership

AERDO

Description: 

Association of faith-based organizations in the U.S. that are involved in int'l humanitarian assistance work. 50+ NGO members. Members provide services worldwide.

Partner organisations: 
NGO

Procossi

Type: 
Formal
Description: 

NGO partnership organization in Bolivia that focuses on health needs. Formal membership org with 5-6 NGO members. Geographic focus is Bolivia

Partner organisations: 
NGOs

Network

InterAction

Type: 
Formal
Type: 
NGO
Geographical scope: 
Global
Description: 

U.S. association linking NGOs involved in humanitarian assistance. Formal membership group. Scope is global. More than 100 NGO members bringing all types of contributions to the humanitarian assistance sector.

Micah Network

Type: 
Formal
Type: 
NGO
Main purpose: 
Other
Other: 
Advocacy
Geographical scope: 
Other
Other: 
Global (regional networks)
Description: 

The Micah Network is a group of over 330 Christian relief, development and justice organisations from 81 countries. Micah Network was formed in 1999 with the aims to build capacity, promote integral mission, and advocate.
Justice and reconciliation, governance and participation, social assistance.

Millennium Water Alliance

Type: 
Formal
Type: 
NGO
Description: 

Washington DC based organization that has various NGO members focused on providing clean water worldwide. Formal association. 6+ NGO members