World Renew, an international relief and development agency affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, has created a grantmaking program for faith-based institutions in western Michigan (the site of their headquarters), to receive technical assistance for garden projects. The first grantees were recently announced.
From the press release:
The Food & Faith Growing Project is a pilot program designed to help faith-based organizations in West Michigan use community gardens as an entry point to connecting with their neighborhoods as well as
- Start or re-energize a successful community garden / growing project in a way that contributes to asset-based community development
- Dialogue around issues of local and global hunger, food security, creation care, and immigration
- Produce healthy food that will benefit those in need