Buddhist Global Relief (BGR), our Challenge the Gap beneficiary, combats chronic hunger and malnutrition, relying on the teachings of the Buddha for the motivation of their charitable efforts.
BGR’s programming is broad. They provide direct food aid, help develop better long-term methods of sustainable food production and management appropriate to the cultures and traditions of the beneficiaries, promote the education of girls and women, and give women an opportunity to start to support their families. They also work to raise awareness of global hunger and advocate for an international food system that exemplifies social justice and contributes to ecological sustainability.
BGR works internationally, including in the USA, with programs designed to soothe the current problem at the same time creating sustainable solutions to eliminate the situation at its source. They work from a culturally sensitive perspective. They partner with local organizations and also provide grants.
BGR has been already been featured twice in FBB’s “Challenge the Gap” initiative in Q2 2011 and Q1 2013.