History

HistoryCanadian farmers coming together to share their harvest with the world

In 1976, amid growing world food emergencies, Mennonite Central Committee created a pilot project to allow Canadian grain farmers to share their harvests with those less fortunate around the world. In 1983, the project was re-organized, opened to other church agencies, and re-established as the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank was formed in time to make a significant contribution to fighting the Ethiopia famine in 1984.

Today, we are fighting global hunger in over 40 countries around the world.

15 church agencies, representing 30 denominations with over 17,000 congregations, make up the membership of Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Click on a church member below to learn more about their involvement.

ADRA Canada (Adventist Development & Relief Agency) June, 1990
Canadian Baptist Ministries April, 1983
Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace June, 2007
Canadian Lutheran World Relief April, 1983
Christian & Missionary Alliance
 April, 1983
Emergency Relief & Development Overseas (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) January, 1984
Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada June, 1988
Mennonite Central Committee April, 1983
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries June, 1988
Presbyterian World Service & Development June, 1992
Primate’s World Relief & Development & Development Fund (Anglican Church of Canada) June, 2007
The Salvation Army June, 1986
The United Church of Canada January, 1984
World Relief Canada June, 1991
World Renew/Christian Reformed World Relief Committee – April, 1983