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The Global Food Initiative (GFI) is the primary way that the Church of the Brethren assists hungry people in developing food security. Since 1983, GFI (formerly Global Food Crisis Fund) has raised over $8,000,000 for community development projects in numerous countries around the globe. Read (and share!) the latest GFI newsletter or take a look at the list of 2016 allocations, 2015 allocations, 2014 allocations, 2013 allocations, 2012 allocations or 2011 allocations.

Soybean Innovation Laboratory newsletter April 2017

Click above for the latest Soybean Innovation Laboratory newsletter. Global Food Initiative is a (small-scale) partner in this initiative.

Read about it: A technical team from the Church of the Brethren, including Global Food Initiative Manager Jeff Boshart, visited the Soybean Innovation Lab Soybean Management and Appropriate Research & Technology (SMART) farm in Ghana.

Landscapes art show

The Landscapes 2016 show, which took place in October, featured artwork from 13 countries. Global Food Initiative received a donation of 10% of the entry fees. Click above to see the beautiful artwork helping to support us!

David Young of Capstone 118, GFI partner in New Orleans

Pastor Martin Hutchison of Community of Joy Church of the Brethren

GFI seeks to:

  • invest in small-scale economic development
  • join efforts to improve diet and health practices
  • champion soil conservation
  • promote awareness-raising and advocacy on hunger issues.

This work is made possible through your contributions. We encourage you to participate with us by:

  • praying that those who are hungry may have food
  • giving an individual contribution
  • participating in our ongoing "My 2¢ Worth" fundraiser (contact GFI for questions or materials)
  • taking an offering for GFI at your congregation or camp
  • giving a one-time donation or memorial in honor of a loved one.

Your support of the Global Food Initiative upholds the biblical command to lift the burden of the oppressed. Moreover it honors God, for as stated in Proverbs 14:31, “Kindness shown to the poor is an act of worship.”

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