Week of Thanksgiving
At Thanksgiving, we remember our blessings. This includes the blessing of food. In Canada, we are richly blessed; most of us have enough food to live healthy and active lives.
But not everyone has enough to eat. Worldwide, over nine hundred million people are hungry—98 percent of them the developing world.
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Who is most affected by hunger? Children—it hits them the hardest, especially when they are very young.
Women–when hunger comes to a family they are often among the first to go without food, often giving up their share for their children.
People in rural communities–seventy percent of small-holder farmers don’t have enough to eat.
The causes of hunger are complex. That’s why the Foodgrains Bank works to end global hunger in many ways. Sometimes, our member agencies provide food to people in crisis or food shortage. Other times, we support programs that help communities improve their access to enough nutritious food by working with farmers to increase yields or help people gain skills to earn more money. The Foodgrains Bank also works to influence policies to make it easier for people to get the food they need.
You can help! During this week of Thanksgiving, you can share your blessing and help support the work of ending global hunger.
(A food ration consists of cereals, pulses and oil; it includes the cost of food, delivery and field/staff support.)
Go to our secure online donation page.
- A gift of $11 provides a food ration for one person for a month.
- $132 provides a food ration for one person for a year.
- $55 provides a food ration for a family of five for that same time period.
- $660 provide rations for a family of five for a year.
Your gift will be used to support Foodgrains Bank projects around the world.
Note to farmers:
You can also donate grain or other crops to the Foodgrains Bank through your local elevator. Most elevators are registered to receive your donation and will have grain delivery tickets from the Foodgrains Bank on hand. A tax receipt will be issued to you from the Foodgrains Bank for the value of the grain donated on the day of delivery.
“Remember this: A farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’ And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-
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Thanksgiving Litany and Prayer
We praise and thank our God for all that we have been given!
We praise and thank our God for earth and oceans, rain and sun, for food and homes.
We praise and thank our God for the blessings of life and faith and hope.
We praise and thank our God for the Creator who made us, the Christ who saved us,
and the Counselor who guides us.
We praise and thank our God for family and friends, for neighbors and co-workers.
We praise and thank our God for God has blessed us beyond all expectations.
We praise and thank our God for all blessings which compel us to reach out to those with less, to
be of service to any in need, to keep company with the unwelcome, to seek peace and make friends of our enemies.
Lord God, you have enriched us, saved us, loved us.
Open our hearts and minds to your will that we may be free to share everything we have, to give
away whatever holds us hostage in spirit, that we may always know that possessions are just that: things, lovely to have, but in the end only good for the good they can do in this world.
Keep us always in that work, the work of Christ and Christ’s kingdom.
From Thanksgiving: A Service of Gratitude “Thanksgiving Litany and Prayer” by Lisa Frenz. Used with permission.