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Kalamazoo Dairy Project Contributes to Hunger Relief

December 14, 2018

DECEMBER 14, 2018  THE BANNER  ANITA BEEM A unique dairy-based “rent a cow” project has brought three Christian Reformed churches in Kalamazoo, Mich., together with Growing Hope Globally (formerly Foods Resource Bank) and World Renew to help alleviate hunger around the world. Since 2007, Kalamazoo’s Grace CRC, Heritage CRC, and Third CRC have been “renting” cows, that is, covering the costs for their […]

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Nativity Scenes Raise Support for a Christmas Party in Kenya

December 12, 2018

Warm-hearted giving from a Christian Reformed congregation in West Michigan will help to fund development projects across the globe and, specifically, a new effort in Kenya to protect girls from female circumcision. The money was raised from a recent display and sale of nativity sets and other goods at Friendship Christian Reformed Church in Byron […]

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Mount Pleasant growing project good for the soul

December 7, 2018

Harvest is always a busy time of year for farmers, but the harvest from one field in Mount Pleasant holds a special significance. The crops from the twenty acre plot of land next to the Contitech plant go to support a special cause; supporting hungry farmers around the world, so they can have the dignity […]

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The Hope We Hold and The Hope We Bring

November 30, 2018

Hope applies to both sides of our organization. Webster says, “Hope is the desire and expectation of good – as ‘my hope is that you succeed.” As a farmer, I became a little depressed and concerned over the summer because we received over 14 inches of rain in 20 days. But I held onto hope […]

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There Are Many Ways for American Farmers to Reach Out to the World

November 29, 2018

American farmers are keenly aware of the importance of feeding the world, and many want to go beyond what they do on their own farm to help address this matter, either here at home or internationally.  In order to feed the nearly 10 billion people expected to populate this planet by 2050, all farmers will […]

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Hunger, poverty summit features business professionals fighting to end hunger

November 28, 2018

Baylor University hosted a summit on how to solve hunger and poverty issues this Wednesday through Friday in the Barfield Drawing Room of the SUB, bringing together professionals from the private and public sectors to collaborate.‬ The ‘Together at The Table’ summit and hosted speakers from various nonprofits, including Max Finberg, the CEO of Growing […]

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Big Improvements Thanks to Cover Crops

November 27, 2018

When you ask Reynaldo how he’s getting such great harvests in this dry land, his ready answer is, “Cover crops!” Overuse of fertilizers and pesticides had led to decreasing yields, and the hot sun dried out and hardened his soil. It was always a struggle to put enough food on the table and pay his […]

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Harvesting Hope

November 19, 2018

On a chilly evening in early November, people gathered in the barrel room of the newly opened Bright Leaf Vineyard in King Ferry, New York. The purpose of the evening wasn’t just to enjoy a chef-prepared meal featuring local foods and wines, but to raise funds to provide hope to the world’s hungry people. Hosted by our […]

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Sustainable Farming Sustains Families

November 16, 2018

“I find myself deeply rooted in the hopes and dreams of an organization that is focused on creating reliable and sustainable farming practices for hungry children, families and communities around the world,” says Board Member Leah Stolte-Doerfler, Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Silverton, OR “Our overseas visit was an incredible ‘ah-ha’ moment. First-hand we saw that […]

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A Farmer’s Tale

November 14, 2018

There once was a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. “How […]

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