Growing Hope Globally (formerly the Foods Resource Bank) is a Christian non-profit organization based in the U.S. that is committed to raising resources and awareness to support smallholder farmers in developing countries as they grow lasting solutions to hunger. For more information, go to www.growinghopeglobally.org/
Each year hundreds of volunteers—including farmers, church volunteers, and business people—participate in growing projects and other fundraising activities in their local communities to raise money in support of small-scale farmers around the world. In a typical rural growing project, farmers contribute their land, equipment and time while a church raises money for the farming inputs. When the crop is sold, the proceeds are given to Growing Hope Globally and designated for a specific agency, like World Renew. Urban growing projects have included anything from Sunday School gardens to pie auctions to by-donation home grown veggie exchanges at church on Sunday mornings. This is about getting creative and doing something together as a community about hunger!
As an implementing member of Growing Hope Globally, World Renew joins 13 other development agencies who receive funding through Growing Hope Globally to carry out agricultural development programs around the world. On average, Growing Hope Globally raises a total of $3 million per year to support about 50 overseas programs. World Renew has been a member of Growing Hope Globally since it was founded in 1999, and through its membership is receiving financial support to implement twelve programs for small farmers in Niger, Cambodia, Guatemala, India, Kenya (2), Uganda (2), Nicaragua (3), and Bangladesh.
Your gift can change the story for hungry farm families because it makes possible programs that:
teach improved farming techniques that increase food production
promote crop varieties that are more drought tolerant and disease resistant so that farmers are less exposed to risk
protect soil, forest, and water resources so that the land continues to be productive
enable poor families to acquire chickens, dairy goats, and other small livestock that increase their access to eggs, milk, and meat
expand production and consumption of nutritious fruits and vegetables through gardening and agro-forestry
The result is that, through the collaborative work of communities in the US, farmers have sufficient food to feed their families year-round and have increased income to cover school fees and to pay for health services.
For more information about getting involved with World Renew through Growing Hope Globally, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-552-7972. Thanks for helping to grow lasting solutions to hunger!