Grain Growers of Canada Virtual Growing Project
A new way for Canadian farmers to help end global hunger
The Grain Growers of Canada
Virtual Growing Project is a way for Canadian farmers to support Canadian Foodgrains Bank—no matter where they live.
Through the Virtual Growing Project you can be part of a larger effort to help those who don’t have enough to eat.So far, 50 acres have been pledged!
Here’s how you can get involved:
● Send an e-mail to Grain Growers of Canada (email@example.com
) to sign up and pledge the number of acres you wish to donate to the project. Include your name, address and number of acres you are pledging.
● After signing up, you will be added to the project list. As a member, you will receive updates about project activity and the work of the Foodgrains Bank around the world.
● At harvest time, take your crop to your local elevator, telling elevator staff how much you pledged to donate to the Foodgrains Bank. Elevator staff prepare a ticket for the donated amount, giving a copy to you and sending a copy to the Foodgrains Bank. The Foodgrains Bank will issue a tax receipt for the value of the grain donated on the day of delivery.
● At the end of the year, the amount donated will be totaled and announced by Grain Growers of Canada, and everyone will be invited to celebrate—wherever you live.
(If you would like to get involved with a community growing project, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
and she can let you know if there is one in your area.)
“The Virtual Growing Project is not intended to take away from existing growing projects,” says Richard Phillips, Executive Director of Grain Growers of Canada. “It’s designed for farmers who don’t live near one. It’s a way for them to be part of a virtual community of people who want to help people in the developing world.
“Together, we can combine our acres and our efforts to help people who don’t have enough to eat.”Representing tens of thousands of successful wheat, durum, barley, canola, oat, corn, pea, lentil, rye and triticale farmers, the Grain Growers of Canada is well known as the national voice of Canadian grain farmers. Please visit www.ggc-pgc.ca