The Canadian and Ontario Wheat Boards, elevator companies, feed companies and others, accept donations of grain made by farmers and handle the necessary administrative tasks, allowing a uniform method of making grain donations across Canada.
Grain companies often waive storage, drying and handling charges. Freight forwarders source competitive ocean freight rates and stowage firms prioritise Canadian Foodgrains Bank ocean containers in their yards.
Local co-ops and fuel, equipment, fertilizer, and chemical dealers donate product, services, and time. Seed dealers and companies often donate seed for planting and chemical companies frequently donate their products to nearby growing projects. These donations, mostly made at the community level, greatly reduce growing project costs.
Hail and crop insurance may be donated.
Professional photographers donate pictures, advertising firms donate creative content and media donate time and space.
In addition, some companies offer their employees a matching payroll deduction or charitable giving plan for Canadian Foodgrains Bank donations.
For more information on how to get your organization involved in corporate support, contact Canadian Foodgrains Bank head office at 1-800-665-0377 or regional coordinators.