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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

Entrepreneurship + Opportunity = Success for Abraham in Sierra Leone

Before becoming a Private Service Provider (PSP), Abraham, now with FRB's Sierra Leone-Koinadugu program, was unemployed and did not have enough money to pay for his school fees. When he went home to visit his family on holiday, he heard of a CRS program training individuals to become experts in Savings and Internal Lending Communities(SILC) methodology. Immediately, Abraham recognized this as a great opportunity and enrolled himself in the training program. Four years later, he is a stand-out among his PSP peers and is recognized as CRS’s most successful PSP to date,as evidenced by his new motorbike.

09/27/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

A message from FRB's West Africa 1 Program

Thank you to World Renew and local partner, Showing Everyone Love, for their wonderful series of video's on the West Africa 1 program. In a very challenging context where security is a issue, this program is working to improve production of, access to, and use of food in 55 villages, through training on tree preservation and reforestation, improved cooking stoves, gardening and nutrition, the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method for planting rice, micro credit funds, raising chickens and health and hygiene.

09/25/2013 | 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

SILC Allows Pa Alie to Open Shop and Open Possibilities in Sierra Leone

Three years ago Alie Bangura, known locally as Pa Alie, was a subsistence farmer and a driver on the side. His fields were unproductive, his family undernourished, and his children uneducated. To make matters worse, when Pa Alie’s vehicle broke down, he could not afford to repair it and therefore lost his job as a driver. Today, however, Pa Alie is a business owner and respected chairman of his SILC (savings and internal loan club)group as part of FRB's Sierra Leone-Koinadugu program.

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

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

A Polished Stone

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Today, Friday August 23, 2013, is Bev Abma's last day with Foods Resource Bank. Please hold her in your thoughts and prayers as she begins a new phase in her life.

If you've ever been carried across a river on the back of a nice young Bolivian man, you might be Bev Abma.

If you make it a rule NEVER to ask what it is you’re eating, you might be Bev Abma.

If you've ever accepted a live chicken as a thank-you gift on your way out of an African village, you might be Bev Abma.

As we approach retirement, we often wonder have we made a difference or would life be the same if we had not passed through it.

08/23/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Building Happy and Healthy Families In Nepal

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FRB's new Nepal-Bhatigachha program seeks to respond to the widespread malnutrition and seasonal hunger among marginalized landless famlies in the Bhatigachha district, by developing sustainablel livelihoods through access to leased land, and training in agricultural production. It is envisioned that this will enable marginalized communities to break out of the cycle of hunger and labour exploitation and improve their families' nutritional status and income by farming for themselves, rather than for landlords. 

08/21/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More
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