FRB raises money to help people in developing countries grow their own food. Each year more than 200 U.S. growing projects, volunteers, companies, and organizations raise $3.5-4 million to support 50-60 overseas programs. To administer these programs, FRB works through a network of 16 member organizations and local partner organizations in more than 29 countries around the world.
Reaching the next 1 million: In 2014, FRB celebrated two exciting milestones: our 15 year anniversary and reaching more than 1,000,000 people through sustainable food security programs. In looking forward, FRB set a large goal to help us grow and expand our work. By 2023 we hope to reach the next 1 million people through our programs. Visit this page to learn more about this goal and how you can help!
What we do: FRB engages volunteers to raise money for 50+ overseas programs a year. All of the programs focus on developing small-holder agriculture, often in the most remote and poorest regions of the world. We see agriculture as the solution to hunger experienced in much of the world.
Why Agriculture? Much of the world's poor are farmers or have no access to land. Having enough to eat for the whole year is dependent on growing enough to last all year. Hunger is often a seasonal issue as farmers run out of last year's food before the current year's harvest. If provided with training and basic inputs like seeds or small tools, farmers can increase their harvest and therefore their food security.
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FRB's Mission: As a Christian response to world hunger, FRB links the grassroots energy and commitment of the U.S. agricultural community with the capability and desire of small-holder farmers in developing countries to grow lasting solutions to hunger.