Foods Resource Bank
Foods Resource Bank (FRB) is a partnership of Christian denominations and their agencies. FRB provides opportunities for Christians in the United States to respond to world hunger.
Covenant World Relief (CWR) partners with FRB to increase the impact of helping hungry people. By partnering with FRB, we are able to participate in meaningful food security projects around the world. Our partnership allows all revenue generated by a community growing project to go for programming to help hungry people feed themselves and their families. These programs offer both tangible, immediate and long-term solutions to food accessibility.
You can be involved with CWR and FRB by starting or joining a community growing project. Gather together like-minded people in your community to grow, harvest, and sell a crop or raise and sell livestock. Join an existing community growing project, then donate the proceeds to CWR’s account at FRB’s website.
You can also be involved with CWR and FRB through our project in the Central African Republic. You can read more about what we’re doing together in the Central African Republic here.
FRB’s mission is to alleviate world hunger by globally connecting local communities through agriculture. Foods Resource Bank empowers people to support food security by combining funding and awareness. FRB is creating a global community of people connected through agriculture.
Foods Resource Bank Promotes
- Agriculture | Although farmers make up only 1% of the population in the United States, 70% of the population in the developing world is rural; therefore agriculture plays a key role on the path to food security.
- Sustainability | This word means more than the idea that teaching people to fish is better than giving them a fish to eat. Sustainable food security also means that people have the knowledge, technology, and access to the fish necessary for successful fishing.
- Community | FRB provides an intersection for local, international, rural, urban, government, advocacy, farmer, and non-farmer groups to work together within many communities on solving world hunger.
- Grassroots | FRB works to improve the lives of small holder farmers and landless individuals in the developing world by raising support primarily from individuals and family farms in the developed world.
- Awareness – FRB brings visitors from our overseas programs to the United States to tell their story and often takes visitors, U.S. farmers and individuals to Washington DC to influence policy toward sustainability and food security.