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Selling Apples to Help Plant Fruit Trees in the Central Africa Republic

YAKIMA, WA (October 28, 2013)—Ten Covenant churches will participate in bagging more than 600 pounds of pre-purchased apples on Saturday that were sold to raise $7,000 for a research and training farm in the Central Africa Republic (CAR).

Individual churches held pre-sales of apples, selling ten-pound bags for $10 each. That is equivalent to the cost of planting two fruit trees at the Centre d’Expérimentation et de Formation Agricole (Center for Experimentation and Training in Agriculture) in the CAR, says Mark Swanson, pastor of Wiley Heights Covenant Church in Yakima, which is facilitating the project.

11/01/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Foods Resource Bank Harvests Corn to Feed the Hungry

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POLO (WIFR) -- The weather made for a good harvest this year allowing one group to raise a lot more money to help feed people around the world. 30 acres of corn on Polo, IL were harvested over the weekend to be sold to raise money for the Foods Resource Bank.

10/28/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Somonauk, IL - Aurora pastor hosts book signing for FRB at Harvest Celebration

SOMONAUK — The Rev. Jeffrey G. Mikyska of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Aurora, will conduct a book signing on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Foods Resource Bank Harvest Celebration in Somonauk. 

10/14/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Ohio Growing Project raises additional funds through quilt raffle

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We love getting news from our growing projects far and wide. Carol Sloan, FRB board director emeritus and volunteer growing project support staff, sent us this article and picture with the note, “St. Patrick’s Catholic Church has a staunch group of FRB ‘believers!’ I thought you’d like to see the picture that was in the paper.”Please email us pictures, magazine or newspaper articles, or radio/TV spots about your project at any time so we can share your news and creativity with the wider FRB audience.  And, my, look at that gorgeous quilt!

10/09/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Yakima WA GP... taking a bite out of hunger

The Yakima Washington Growing Project is selling apples for FRB. Check out thier website by following the link : http://sharing-the-harvest.com/

 

 

10/07/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Byran OH Soybeans for FRB

The harvest of the soybean crop for the Foods Resource Bank will soon occur. Pictured are representatives of the principal sponsors of the project,

09/18/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Vine to Wine with FRB!

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What started as a the pratical application from a vitaculture class thier son took in college, has led FRB friends and farmers, Doug and Deb Harford, to brainstorm a fun and interactive addtion to thier growing project. 

On September 7th they invite you to come and be part of the farm as they harvest the grapes in their local IL vineyard and make them into wine.

08/30/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Nonprofit plants corn for Bridgewater, SD farmer

BRIDGEWATER — Kenton and Autumn Hofer are no strangers to helping others.
Kenton Hofer has built a house on a mission trip to Guatemala, and the Bridgewater couple donate crops to Foods Resource Bank, a Christian organization that takes money from donated crops and turns it into grant funds for agricultural development.

So in February, when Kenton knew he’d need a bone marrow transplant, they went online and filled out an application to receive assistance from Farm Aid, a nonprofit organization that rallies volunteers to provide planting and harvesting assistance to farmers who have experienced major injury, illness or disaster.

07/17/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

FRB growing project in SW Michigan raises over one million dollars in ten years of “growing lasting solutions to hunger”

A passionate collaborative effort by six local churches and volunteers has helped a local Foods Resource Bank (FRB) Growing Project exceed $1 Million in proceeds for overseas food security. 

After 10 years of harvesting crops for the Foods Resource Bank through the partnership with growers and volunteers, the Kalamazoo County-Calhoun County growing project has raised $1,007,018 for world hunger by 2013. 

07/11/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

In Nicaragua, communities and visitors build bread ovens together

Several travelers – FRB board members and staff, university students, and growing project participants – recently traveled to Nicaragua to live and work with participants in FRB’s Nicaragua-Farmer program. The visitors, side by side with community members, built fuel-efficient bread ovens. They carried bricks and water significant distances to the worksites, plunged their hands into a mixture of local materials (different types of soil, horse manure, glue from inside the bark of the guásimo [WA see mo] tree), and helped to complete four brick ovens with the local families.

07/10/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More
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