Local Disciple of Christ Churches and Hiram College are collaborating on a "growing project" through the Food Resource Bank Project. The FRB's mission is to alleviate world hunger by globally connecting local communities through agriculture. Growing projects are collaborations where U.S. farmers donate proceeds from their crops to farmers overseas in an effort to help address world hunger.
There will be spring and summer volunteer opportunities to participate with our growing project. In the summer, near-by Blue Jay Orchards has dedicated a row of blueberries to be picked by volunteers and sold to benefit farmers abroad. Last year 600 pounds of blueberries were picked by volunteers with $2,000 going to benefit farmers. In the spring there are plans to harvest maple syrup which will be boiled by a local farmer to be sold in benefit of the Food Resource Bank.
More information about the food resource bank can be found at: www.foodsresourcebank.org. For information regarding how you can get involved in this project please contact the Office of Civic Engagement.