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Growing project to kick off hunger awareness Sunday

April 25, 2013

The Myersville Area Growing Project of Foods Resource Bank will kick off this year’s Growing Project with a Hunger Awareness Meal on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Middletown, Md. 

The community is invited to share in the meal, which will provide a representation of the reach and effects of hunger in the world. 

Participants will be randomly assigned to one of three groups, established in proportion to the occurrence of hunger in the world population, and will experience first-hand the disparity between those who hunger and those who have plenty. 

There will also be a short presentation about hunger and how Foods Resource Bank is working to reduce hunger in the developing world.

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Foods Resource Bank is an international food security organization that raises resources to support the capability and desire of small farmers in developing countries to grow lasting solutions to hunger.

This year’s Growing Project will support a program in the Dominican Republic.

For information or to sign up for the Hunger Awareness Meal, call 301-293-9516 or 301-293-2214. 

The event is free, and open to those ages 12 and older.   

Donations will be accepted. 

Food Resources Bank uses volunteers to raise money for between 50 to 60 overseas programs a year.

All of the programs focus on developing small-holder agriculture, often in the most remote and poorest regions of the world. 

Funds are raised in the U.S. through local community Growing Projects. 

A crop is raised and the proceeds from the sale of the crop are then donated to Foods Resource Bank and designated for an overseas program.

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