Harvest of Hope continued its tenth year of raising funds to alleviate world hunger by globally connecting local communities through agriculture. Food Resource Bank (FRB) empowers people to support food security by combining funding and awareness.
A total of $26,500 was sent to FRB to support projects in Uganda, Peru, Guatemala and Nicaragua. In the ten years of the local growing project $231,650.00 has been raised for Foods Resource Bank.
Participating churches are St. Timothy Lutheran and Zion Lutheran of Hudson and the South Waterloo Church of the Brethren in Waterloo. Participating area farmers include BarLee Farms, Ltd., Lanehaven Farms, Inc., Rousselow Bros., Ohrt Farms, Inc., Mary Jane Boorom, and Kevin and Diane Sittig. Local business contributing to the project include Spence Fertilizer and P & J Equipment of La Porte City.
Foods Resource Bank raises money to help people in developing countries grow their own food. In the United States 200 growing projects raised $3.3 million in the last year to support 62 overseas programs. FRB’s 16 member organizations and 59 local partner organizations work in more than 30 countries around the world. All of the programs focus on developing small-holder agriculture, often in the most remote and poorest regions of the world. Agriculture is seen as the solution to hunger experienced in much of the world.
For more information on Foods Resource Bank, please visit the website at www.foodsresourcebank.org.