Local Corner of Hope organization to host Foods Resource Bank regional meeting

The Corner of Hope local growing project will be hosting a regional meeting of the Foods Resource Bank this Saturday, February 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. The meeting is open to the general public, and local Corner of Hope organizers invite anyone to attend who would like to learn more about the program or who would like to participate in solving issues of world hunger and food security.
Saturday's regional meeting will feature an individual from Honduras whose family has directly benefited from the efforts of Foods Resource Bank and the Corner of Hope local growing project. He will be sharing with those in attendance what his family has learned from the program to help them gain food security.
The local Corner of Hope effort has been in existence for the past decade, helping raise funds locally to support the efforts of Foods Resource Bank. "Instead of sending food to hungry people in the poorest countries of the world, Foods Resource Bank shows them how to raise their own food," explained Dennis Byrnes of the local Corner of Hope growing project.
Self-described as "a Christian response to world hunger," Foods Resource Bank is the organizational link that seeks to help people in developing countries establish self-sustaining food production in an effort to provide lasting resolutions to world hunger. Through its own planting and harvesting of crops, the Corner of Hope local growing project helps raise funds to support Foods Resource Bank. The local Corner of Hope efforts are further supported through donations or discounted rental rates of land for use in the growing project, along with a variety of product, service and financial donations made by area businesses, churches, individuals and other organizations.
 

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