Singing to End Hunger

Canadian Foodgrains Bank invites singers, choral conductors, musicians, and other volunteers across Canada to join together and envision a world without hunger. Previously known as “Spring into Song,”  Common Vision is a do-it-yourself concert for your community to encourage action and participation in efforts to end global hunger.

Common Vision features the original music of Ron Klusmeier, but is flexible enough to incorporate other music your community may wish to include. Funds raised go directly to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and will be matched by the Canadian government through Global Affairs Canada to provide emergency food assistance for people in crisis. For example, projects such as food vouchers for Syrian refugees, or food for families displaced by conflict in South Sudan.

How do I do it?

Everything needed to organize and present a Common Vision concert is provided in a complimentary Production Kit and Guide from Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Musiklus. At no cost to your community, it includes copyright-cleared music for singers and musicians, rehearsal recordings, publicity materials, detailed task descriptions, and more. All that is required is a few volunteers to make a Common Vision concert happen in your community.

Click here to indicate your interest in Common Vision – you’ll be put in touch directly with Tami Duff at Canadian Foodgrains Bank and staff at Musiklus who will provide personal support for your event.

Why do it?

Did you know one in nine people in the world do NOT know where their next meal is coming from? That’s roughly 800 million who do not get enough to eat! As a provider of Canada’s official food assistance response around the world, Canadian Foodgrains Bank identifies emergency food needs around the world, and is well-equipped to respond to these needs. Because of its 15 member agencies and capable partners around the globe, the Foodgrains Bank is able to reach many of these people, either with emergency food assistance or ongoing support in nutrition & livelihood development. Common Vision is a way to highlight these needs and to engage Canadians in responding through singing, learning, giving, and advocating.

When do we organize our concert?

Volunteer local leadership will organize and present the Common Vision concerts beginning in March 2017 until roughly the end of November 2017. However, concerts could be organized at any time. Utilizing the power of social media, local events will be recognized as an important piece of a larger, nationwide offering. Material and personal support begins the moment you register!

Interested? Click here to register for Common Vision

Spring Into Song