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Harvest of Hope

February 16, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

Harvest of Hope, a local growing project, continued its ninth year of raising funds to world hunger by globally connecting local communities through agriculture. Food Resource Bank empowers people to support food security by combining funding and awareness. A total of $25,000 was sent to FRB to support projects in Uganda and Nicaragua. In the nine years of the local growing project $205,150.00 has been raised for Foods Resource Bank.

Participating were Timothy Lutheran and Zion Lutheran of Hudson; South Waterloo Church of the Brethren in Waterloo; and the Lewiston Church of the Brethren in Lewiston, Minn.

Local participating farmers include BarLee Farms, Ltd., LanehavenFarms, Inc., Rousselow Bros., Ohrt Farms, Inc., Mary Jane Boorom, and Kevin & Diane Sittig. Local business contributing was Spence Fertilizer of LaPorte City and the East Central Iowa Cooperative of Hudson.

Growing projects are vital to FRB's ongoing ministry. FRB's model is effective and the personal and spiritual returns are great. Concerned US citizens make possible FRB's long-term, sustainable food security programs, all efficiently implemented by FRB's members directly or with indigenous partners in some of the world's poorest communities.

For more information, call 319-232-3125 or visit



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