Food for the Hungry is an organisation of Christian motivation committed to working with poor people to overcome hunger and poverty through integrated self-development and, where needed, appropriate relief. Founded in 1971, FHI is incorporated in Switzerland and maintains ongoing programmes in sixteen countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The FHI staff numbers more than 700 persons of over 28 different nationalities. Some 90 percent of all staff members work within their country of birth. Autonomous FHI partner entities in several different countries provide resources.