Making significant contributions to the local Corner of Hope Growing Project …
Allamakee County’s Corner of Hope Growing Project celebrated its 17th year in 2022. Since its beginning in 2005 and through present day, the group has donated $563,921 to Growing Hope Globally, formerly Foods Resource Bank.
A few years after the project started in 2005, local brothers Jan, Joe and Jerry Sweeney (pictured in the photo above, left to right) have generously allowed the Corner of Hope group to use 20 acres of Sweeney land each year to grow crops, with the money raised going to Growing Hope Globally. For well over a decade, the Sweeney plot has been an integral part of the Corner of Hope Growing Project. The crops have alternated over the years between corn, beans and hay.
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