Global Food Initiative Resources

Stories of your support: Transforming land and people

E-News Fall 2021 (188K)
Harrisburg First community garden, New Orleans grant, Dominican Republic visit, and more

E-News Summer 2021 (1.5MB)
New partners in South Sudan and Uganda, vegetable growing in Haiti, soybean update from Nigeria, and more

E-News Spring 2021 (350K)
Rwanda pig farm update, Haiti reforestation, Honduras greenhouse, video review: Kiss the Ground, year-end summary

E-News Fall 2020 (2 MB)
New approach in Ecuador, good news from Burundi, seeds in Haiti, community gardens and hoop houses in the U.S.

E-News Summer 2020 – (1.93 MB)
COVID-19 response, Honduras visit, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, Ecuador, U.S. community garden grants

E-News Winter 2020 – (311 KB)
Honduras greenhouse, international farming exchange, Rwanda pig farm, 2019 grant total, and more

GFI E-News Fall 2019 – (252 KB)
Democratic Republic of Congo: Transformation Tree Trainings, Mexico: Community Center Kitchen, Multi-Crop Grain Thresher, Spain: Community Garden, GFI Review Panel Changes

E-news Summer 2019 – (334 KB)
Haiti soil conservation, Rwanda impact, Dominican Republic farm visit, Nigeria soybean training, book review: Growing a Revolution

E-news Spring 2019 – (320 KB)
Puerto Rico, Nigeria, small-scale farm equipment, solar refrigeration, community garden grants

E-news Winter 2018 – (287 KB)
Projects, celebrations, and fundraisers changing the world in Ohio, Haiti, Burundi, Ecuador, Virginia, and Nigeria

E-news Fall 2018 – (1017 KB)
Community garden grants, Nigeria agriculture update, Foods Resource Bank, Haiti-Honduras exchange, and book review

GFI E-news Summer 2018 – (141 KB)
Retreat in New Orleans, rabbit project in the Dominican Republic, Potsdam Community Garden, grants given to date in 2018


Blog posts on projects in Nigeria

  • Stories from Maiduguri
    by Roxane Hill on December 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    While in Maiduguri recently, Carl and Roxane Hill visited various Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps, drove through the city, toured the largest EYN church and conducted some interviews. Read the interviews with a young peace activist and several women who escaped from Boko Haram captivity. Continue reading →

  • Soybean Training and Field Observation
    by Roxane Hill on November 13, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Soybeans in Nigeria The Integrated Community Based Development Program’s (ICBDP) AGRIC Department coordinated and hosted a second 2019 agricultural extension methodology training program for the inaugural 15-member class of Volunteer Extension Agents (VEA) and key AGRIC Department personnel. Continue reading →

  • September Activities
    by Roxane Hill on October 17, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Highlights include: 18 homes rebuilt, school fees for 33 children, food for 427 households, business grants for 56 women, and a security tips workshop for 92 (see pictures below) In September the EYN Disaster Ministry continued its recovery efforts. 18 … Continue reading →

  • 100 Children Attend Trauma Workshops
    by Roxane Hill on September 11, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    100 Children Attend Trauma Workshops Many children in Northeast Nigeria have experienced trauma. In July five workshops were held for orphans ages 10 to 17. Read their stories. Continue reading →

  • Praise for EYN’s Disaster Ministry
    by Roxane Hill on August 21, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    The work of the Disaster Ministry is demanding and sometimes dangerous. Many humanitarian relief agencies focus on one main area of assistance, but the Disaster Ministry does it all. Their areas of focus include food, shelter and home repairs, trauma counseling, medical care, education of orphans, livelihood development for widows, along with training others in security and disaster preparedness. Continue reading →

Worship Resources

Kindness to the poor is an act of worship – (142 KB)
A Bulletin Insert

Educational Resources

You Are Not You When You’re Hungry – (33 KB)
At the harvest celebration of the Foods Resource Bank growing project in Myersville, Md., on October 24, 2010, Tim Ritchey Martin, pastor of the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, shared this reflection. The Myersville growing project enlists six Church of the Brethren congregations and a United Church of Christ and Roman Catholic parish.

Compassion is Contagious – (74 KB)
Special grant program helps Brethren congregations aid the hungry. Written by Karen Doss Bowman. Published in the July/August 2009 Messenger