Grow Hope

MCC Manitoba Grow Hope

Cindy Klassen with Grow Hope Manitoba supporters at Artel Farms at the Manitoba Grow Hope celebration party.

For over 30 years, farmers across Canada have been helping end global hunger through Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Now people who aren’t farmers can join them through Grow Hope!

Through Grow Hope, Canadians who live in urban or suburban areas can play a part in growing a crop by sponsoring an acre that will be farmed to raise funds for the Foodgrains Bank—and learn more about farming and what is involved in growing food at the same time.

Here’s how it works: Farmers in Manitoba and Ontario will grow crops for the Foodgrains Bank. Depending on the crop being grown, it will cost $300, $400 or $500 an acre for seed and other inputs. At the end of the growing season, the farmers will sell their crops, donating the entire amounts to the Foodgrains Bank.

There’s more! Through the special arrangement the Foodgrains Bank has with the Government of Canada, the proceeds from the sale of the crop can be matched 3:1 for food security work or 4:1 for food aid work in the developing world.

In other words, these gifts will grow as a crop rises from the ground, and financially as the crop is sold and then matched by the Canadian government.

At the same time, the food and other assistance provided by Foodgrains Bank members in the developing world will grow hope for people who don’t have enough to eat—the hope for a better future for themselves and their families.

How can you be a part of Grow Hope? Select a Grow Hope project from the list below and follow the links for more information. Since the projects will invite sponsors to the farms during the growing season to see their sponsored acres, you may want to choose one close to you. Then you can join others in celebrating how we can grow hope for those who don’t have enough to eat.
Grow Hope Manitoba
Grow Hope Niagara
Grow Hope Alberta

In Isaiah 58:10 we read: “If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Through Grow Hope, you can be that light for many people in the world.

For more information, contact Tami Duff at tduff@foodgrainsbank.ca