Thursday, December 13, 2012 -
Corn from the project auctioned at Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture’s Annual Banquet
The first season of Harvest for Hunger Nova Scotia was an overwhelming
success, organizers say, raising over $16,000 for Canadian Foodgrains
Bank, a partnership of 15 Canadian churches and church-based agencies
working together to end global hunger.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - “So let us not become tired of doing good, for if we do not give up,
the time will come when we reap the harvest.” Galatians 6:9.
By David and Kathryn Mayberry
We have been reminded of this scripture reading a number of times this
fall in our role as regional coordinators in Ontario for Canadian
Foodgrains Bank. We are privileged to work with many people who, it
seems, never tire of showing their support for efforts to end global
These are people like 84 year-old Carlyle Wood, who is part of the
Komoka Growing Project. Since the project started in 1997, Carlyle has
done the combining and, despite his age, “he’s not about to quit,” as
his son put it.
Friday, December 07, 2012 - By John Longhurst
Tired of all the commercialism in Christmas? Appalled by the crass
consumerism that seems to characterize the season? Looking for
alternative ways of giving gifts that are uplifting and help others?
You’re in luck—the 15 relief and development organizations that are part
of Canadian Foodgrains Bank offer unique ways to show you care—and make
a difference in the lives of others at Christmastime.
Thursday, December 06, 2012 -
New book by Roland Bunch offers practical advice to improve soil fertility for smallholder farmers
When it comes to feeding the world, smallholder farmers in the
developing world play an important role. Eighty percent of the
developing world’s food is produced on about half a billion small farms.
These smallholder farmers share a common challenge–declining soil
fertility. Finding ways to restore the soil is a major goal for farmers
and development organizations alike.
Now there’s help; in December Canadian Foodgrains Bank launched Restoring the Soil: A Guide for Using Green Manure/Cover Crops to Improve the Food Security of Smallholder Farmers
Monday, December 03, 2012 - During November Canadian Foodgrains Bank committed $3.1 million to eight
projects in eight countries. These projects are briefly summarized
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - By Anna-Marie Janzen
Three stones—that’s all a Sunday school class at the Humber United
Church in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, needed to raise money for Canadian
The class, made up of children from aged 7 to 14, used the old story, Stone Soup, as the basis for the fundraiser.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - By Carol Thiessen
Another year, another food price crisis.
Last summer’s severe drought across much of the US and parts of Canada
wiped out large swaths of crops. In parts of Europe, endless wet weather
had the same impact.
And even though world grain production was still strong overall, and
most western Canadian farmers were pleased with their harvests, a recent
report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
indicates that global stocks on corn and soybeans are dangerously low.
Observers predict food prices will soar again next spring.
Monday, November 26, 2012 -
Food to be distributed to 5,000 households for the next five months
Five thousand families displaced by fighting in Syria will receive food through a response from Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
The $1.3 million response, lead by Foodgrains Bank member Mennonite
Central Committee, will supply monthly food baskets of rice, bulgur
wheat, pasta, oil, lentils, tea, sugar, salt and canned meat for five
months for displaced people in the Qalamoun area of Syria. The first
food distribution is slated for the beginning of December.
Friday, November 23, 2012 - With only three years left to go, an ambitious international goal of
helping to free millions of people from poverty is within reach.
That’s the conclusion of a new report released this week by Bread for
the World, a U.S. church-based organization committed to ending poverty
and hunger around the world.