Our projects

BGR projects are designed both to provide emergency food aid and to promote greater food productivity at the grass-roots level. We partner with organizations that are already operating on the ground in areas of interest. >
INCREASE YIELDS OF VEGGIES Improve food production in the Meki-Ziway area of the Central Rift Valley  >
A NEW LEASE ON RICE Provide training in System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and support to roughly 150 farmers >
MEALS FOR HUNGRY KIDS Support the US-based What If? Foundation with its free meals program to over a thousand children  >
HELPING KIDS GO TO SCHOOL Support the What If? Foundation in providing scholarships to 194 children for the 2012-13 school year  >
IMPROVING THE LIVELIEHOODS OF POOR FARMERS Improve the economic status of 150 marginalized families in the Deoghar district of Jharkhand state  >
WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CENTER Support the establishment of a women’s vocational training and community center in Nagpur  >
ENHANCED FOOD SECURITY FOR WOMEN FARMERS Benefit over 6500 people in 1200 households of marginal farmers in 13 villages in the Uttarakhand region  >
 Rwanda and Malawi
TRAINING IN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE Train farmers in a system of organic agriculture called GROW BIOINTENSIVE.  >
 Sri Lanka
EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN Enroll 60 young women for 6 months in vocation training and then provide job placement services  >
MEALS FOR HOSPITAL PATIENTS Provide 2 meals a day to patients in Vietnam, where the price of a hospital stay does not include food  >
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POOR CHILDREN Provide scholarships to students in elementary and middle schools in both the Cam Duong and the Tam Binh areas of Vietnam  >
SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION Expand training in the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to village farmers in three villages of Vo Nhai district, Thai Nguyen province  >
 New York City
FEEDING A HUNGER FOR MEANING a vegetarian meal program called “Starved for Meaning” for hungry and homeless young people >
 New York City
URBAN COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECT Help build a sustainable food system throughout New York City to address poverty, food insecurity, and high incarceration rates in low-income communities  >
 Santa Clara County
BUILDING ORGANIC HOME GARDENS Increase self-sufficiency and healthy eating among Santa Clara’s low-income immigrants and people of color  >
Buddhist Global Relief

Buddhist Global Relief Makes Emergency Donation To Feed Syrian Refugees

Syria EmergencyBy Charles W. Elliott – Moved by the plight of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled the ongoing conflict in Syria, Buddhist Global Relief has made an emergency donation of $10,000 to the World Food Programme (“WFP”) to help feed families forced from their homes.

According to the WFP, over 1.2 million people are displaced inside Syria and some 250,000 people have fled the country and become refugees in neighboring countries. Many fled the conflict zones with their families under shelling and gunfire from both government and rebel forces, often able to bring along only the clothes that they were wearing. Harsh conditions in refugee camps—including plummeting temperatures and flooding—are making for a life of intense suffering. Many families living in tents lack heaters and winter clothing.

Syria EmergencyFood for these families is the most critical need. It takes only $72 to provide a month’s worth of food for a Syrian refugee family. BGR’s donation will feed 138 families for an entire month during the difficult winter season.

The WFP is the food assistance branch of the United Nations, and it is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing global hunger. It is funded entirely by voluntary donations.  To read more about the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and to make a personal  donation, go here.

We are thankful to BGR’s generous donors who are making this emergency food donation possible.