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Homegrown help for those overseas

OTTAWA, Ill. — At a time when farmers’ bottom lines are feeling the bite of lower commodity prices, so are charities that benefit from the sale of farm commodities.“It makes a huge difference. It’s reducing what we can send,” Jerry Lundeen said. Lundeen is a board member of the Foods Resource Bank and the coordinator of its Somonauk Growing Project.

Foods Resource Bank is a Christian organization, based in Western Springs, that links urban and rural churches in growing projects that help people in developing nations grow and produce their own food. 

Once a year, different growing projects come together for a harvest celebration. At the Randy and Judy Rosengren farm near Ottawa, 28 churches representing the

10/30/2015 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Tis the Season for Season-less Giving

Black Friday is over.

So is Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday and now, today ... we celebrate Giving Tuesday!

What is Giving Tuesday, you might ask. Well, it’s the day officially designated on which to give back.

12/03/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

FRB’s Bev Abma nominated for World Food Prize

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Bev Abma, FRB’s longtime Executive Director of Overseas Programming, got a big surprise at her August 10, 2013 retirement celebration in Byron Center MI.  Foods Resource Bank had nominated her for the prestigious World Food Prize (WFP) for 2013, in the areas of nutrition, rural development, social organization, and poverty elimination.  The prize is awarded each year to persons who become role models for advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Doesn’t that fit Bev Abma to a T?

11/13/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

2013 Annual Gathering Recap

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Thank you to everyone who was part of FRB's 2013 Annual Gathering! Below is a recap of the event. Pictures are now avalible on Flickr!

Friendship CRC was the beautiful and uplifting setting for Foods Resource Bank’s summer board meeting and annual gathering August 8-10.  FRB extends its sincere gratitude to the many volunteers who warmly welcomed, guided, fed, informed, and entertained the nearly 300 guests.

08/26/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More
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