What we do
The mission of Canadian Foodgrains Bank is to end global hunger.
We do this
by collecting grain and cash donations for projects submitted by our 15
member agencies and their partners. We also provide expert advice to our
members and partners; manage the procurement and supply of food commodities;
and engage in public policy and education activities related to hunger and food
The projects we support
- Provide food assistance to people with immediate food needs;
- Work with communities to improve food security (provide food for themselves in the longer-term) through improved agricultural techniques and livelihoods; and
- Help families and communities improve their nutrition.
In addition to supporting projects in the developing world, the Foodgrains Bank works to influence public policies
necessary to ending hunger, and also to deepen the engagement
of Canadians in efforts to end global hunger.
The Foodgrains Bank gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Since 1983, the Foodgrains Bank has provided over 1.1 million tonnes of food to people in need.
Food Security is having access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet dietary needs for an active and healthy life.
Supporting nutrition education, water and sanitation projects, and clean drinking water to combat diseases.
Influencing policy decisions that help to end hunger, including Canadian aid to smallholder farmers in developing countries, food aid policy, climate change, and the human right to food.
Deepening the involvement of Canadians in efforts to end hunger.