The Field of Hope Growing Project is a joint effort of ten local churches and is affiliated with Growing Hope Globally (formerly Foods Resource Bank), an international organization whose mission is to alleviate world hunger by globally connecting local communities through agriculture.
Each year, in support of the Field of Hope Growing Project, members of the Churches donate their land, time, labor and money to help eradicate hunger through sustainable programs that grow lasting solutions to hunger.
2020 marks our fifteenth year as a Growing Project. This year we will be supporting the Colombia Sincelejo Montes de Maria program. Located in one of the regions of Colombia that was most affected by the conflict and violence of the early 2000’s, this program focuses on increasing food security through improved agricultural practices and peace building. Activities include agricultural training, community organizing, improving access to markets, and advocacy for victims of violence and displacement.We begin each Growing Project in the spring with the Blessing of the Seed service and finish in September or October with the Harvest Celebration. We welcome your participation and support! Please contact Grossnickle Church of the Brethren's Church Office, 301-293-9516, or Patty Hurwitz at 301-471-7810 for more information.