For Darla Stewart and other Waverly First United Methodist Church members, a garden project has become a hands-on mission.
Stewart, an administrative assistant at the church, said the garden was planted this year to grow fresh food for the community and to raise funds for an overseas project through the Foods Resource Bank.
Stewart said the children who attend the church’s Sunday School program have been working on the garden to grow peas, lettuce, tomatoes and other vegetables. An acre of sweet corn was recently added.
This is teaching the children about charity, Stewart said. “It’s not just throwing money at something,” she said. “It’s actually doing mission [work] with their hands and their hearts to help others.”
Richard Aparco of Peru stood nervously before about 50 people at Assumption Parish in O'Fallon and discussed crop rotation and yields, organic fertilizer, greenhouses, irrigation and more.
An agronomist coordinator of a Foods Resource Bank program in Peru coordinated by Lutheran World Relief, Aparco added a bushel of thanks to supporters of the Christian response to world hunger.
Speaking with the help of translator Alex Morse of Kansas City, Kan., the first-time visitor to the United States
A recent pancake breakfast by the Conrad IA Growing Project raised $1,600. The funds will be used to help pay for travel costs for 7 travelers to an upcoming trip to Guatemala.
The group of 7 include students and adults from the local community. They will travel to Guatemala for about two weeks in March and visit several FRB projects there.
Interested in traveling with FRB? Check out our upcoming trips on the Travel page on our website.
One million people have been helped to become food secure in the first 15 years of existence of Foods Resource Bank. FRB is the parent organization of the local growing project, Seeds of Hope. A goal has been set to reach another 1 million persons in the next 7 years.
This year the local growing project has been supporting a program in Nicaragua that helps farmers
After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday... we finally come to Giving Tuesday. It's simple and easy to get your credit card or check book out and make a donation. Lots of good work gets done with the strength of many small donations.
At FRB, our success is built on relationships. On long term commitments. On passion. On this Giving Tuesday I challenge you
Greetings from the DCC Growing Project!
We have some corn to plant and we hope you'll join us Saturday morning!! This winter's dry weather delayed the decision about whether to plant at all this year, but we're happy to report that the project is on and we will once again plant, grow and sell sweet corn to raise funds for the Foods Resource Bank. We apologize for the late notice about planting, but ask for your understanding; in farming, decisions sometimes need to be made at the last minute and there isn't much we can do about it.
It's FUN, appropriate for all ages, and doesn't take that long when there's a big crowd. Plus, the weather should be absolutely gorgeous,
Goshen College students Jared Zook and Elizabeth Derstine won top prize in a video contest from Everence. Part if the shared prize goes to Foods Resource Bank
Thousands of online voters selected Jared Zook’s video “I Am a Penny” as the winning production in the Everence Money Talks video contest.
Zook of Goshen, Ind. will receive a $1,000 cash prize for winning the contest