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.
2021 marks our sixteenth year as a Growing Project. This year we will be supporting the Haiti Mole St. Nicolas. The Northwest department is one of the most food insecure areas in Haiti. Due to the lack of paved roads, there are few nonprofits working there to support families as they face the challenges of both frequent droughts, and hurricanes. The program includes support for a range of livelihood initiatives, working with fishing, coffee cultivation, and vegetable production for markets.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.