Growing Hope Globally

Growing Hope Globally (Non Profit) More than 690 million people in this world do not have enough to eat. 4 out of 5 of the world’s poor live in rural areas and depend on farming to feed their families. We believe in a world of plenty, no person should go hungry.

Founded in 1999 as Foods Resource Bank, Growing Hope Globally started when Ohio Farmers Vernon and Carol Sloan invited their neighbors to become part of the solution to world hunger by shipping corn from their fields to developing countries. They quickly learned shipping was too costly – nearly 15 times the cost of the grain itself – and would wreak havoc on local farmers and markets. Needing a new idea, they sat down with a handful of Christian organizations that fund and run international food security programs. Their unique solution: Use the proceeds from crops raised and sold in the U.S. to fund agricultural development programs overseas. That seed of an idea has blossomed into a network of community Growing Projects in more than 20 states.  Together, we have served over 2 million people and helped them to grow lasting solutions to hunger.

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