Canadian Foodgrains Bank and CIDA
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is grateful to partner with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to provide food assistance to people in the developing world.
CIDA has supported the Foodgrains Bank since its inception in 1983. Today Canadian Foodgrains Bank is also one of two primary channels for the Government of Canada’s funding for food aid.
Through CIDA’s support, the Foodgrains Bank’s 15 members are able to leverage donations on a four-to-one basis for food assistance in the developing world (up to an annual maximum of $25 million).
In 2011 the Foodgrains Bank renewed its ongoing relationship with CIDA by signing a new five-year agreement worth $25 million a year.
“We are very grateful to the Government of Canada for its generous support through CIDA,” says Foodgrains Bank Executive Director Jim Cornelius.
“Our partnership with the Canadian government allows us to multiply donations generously given by Canadians, enabling us to assist many more people and communities.”
Click here to visit CIDA’s website.
Image: Women receive food aid through a CIDA-supported food distribution.