International Visitors

Our international visitors program, People-to-People, connects overseas partners with Canadian Foodgrains Bank supporters.

People-to-people is about learning. Visitors learn more about Canadian culture and urban, and rural life. They learn about growing projects and meet farmers, donors, and volunteers. Members of the Canadian public learn about causes of and responses to global hunger. Visitors are available to speak in local churches and schools. Foodgrains Bank supporters host visitors and hear first hand about the impact of their contributions.

The goals of the program are 1) To provide learning and appreciation for Foodgrains Bank member programming from knowledgeable partner staff, 2) To foster a sense of community and mutual support around the goal of ending hunger, and 3) To provide learning opportunities for Canadians about hunger and food security, as well as for the international visitors, increasing their understanding of the Canadian context of support.

People-to-People visitors spend anywhere from one to four weeks in Canada. Upon returning to their home country, they have a better understanding of Canadian culture and the Foodgrains Bank’s support network across the country.

Are you interested in hosting a visitor? Contact Foodgrains Bank at 1.800.665.0377 or email us at foodjustice@foodgrainsbank.ca.

Ontario Region 2017 – Ruth Munyao

Ruth serves with CBM as Senior Food Security Specialist in Africa, with specific reference to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan, including Canadian ruth-munyaoFoodgrains Bank funded projects. She is Kenyan and brings her expertise in community development, program design, monitoring and evaluation as well as commitment to integral mission, and deep faith in God’s grace to the role. Prior to joining CBM in 2008, Ruth worked with a number of international and local NGOs where she gained extensive experience in development work as both a staff member and consultant.

November 18 – Renfrew, 3:00 pm, Trinity St Andrew’s United Church, 291 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 1N2.  Tel:  613 432 2285

Contact Margo Aubert margo_aubert@yahoo.ca; 613 432 6589 for more details.

November 19 – Winchester Springs, 2:00 pm, Hope Springs United Church (Church Hall), 12347 Oak Valley Rd, (County Rd. #5), Winchester Springs, Ontario, K0C2L0.  Tel:  613 774 2512

Contact Gordon and Gladys Garlaugh  ggarlough@yahoo.ca; 613 535 2440 for more details.

November 22 – Vineland, 7:00 pm, The First Mennonite Church, 3557 Rittenhouse Road, Vineland, Ontario, L0R 2C0.  Tel:  905 562 5944

Contact Chris Hutton chris.wb.hutton@gmail.com; 289 228 1971 for more details.

November 23 – Dungannon, 2:00 pm, Dungannon United Church, 60 Southampton St., Dungannon, Ontario N0M 1R0.  Tel 519 529 3662.

Contact Terry Zinn tzinn@hurontel.on.ca; 519 529 7350 for more details.

November 24 – Wallaceburg, 2:00 pm, First Baptist Church, 99 Thomas Avenue, Wallaceburg Ontario, N8A 5C8. Tel: 519 627 6414

Contact Carl Maclean carl.maclean@nutreco.ca; 519 809 4435 for more details.