In 1976, amid growing world food emergencies, Mennonite Central Committee created a pilot project to allow Canadian grain farmers to share their harvests with those less fortunate around the world. In 1983, the project was re-organized, opened to other church agencies, and re-established as the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank was formed in time to make a significant contribution to fighting the Ethiopia famine in 1984.
Today, we are fighting global hunger in over 30 countries around the world. For a detailed history of the Foodgrains Bank, visit our timeline.
15 church agencies, representing 30 denominations with over 17,000 congregations, make up the membership of Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
Click on a church member below to learn more about their involvement.
|ADRA Canada (Adventist Development & Relief Agency)||–||June, 1990|
|Canadian Baptist Ministries||–||April, 1983|
|Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace||–||June, 2007|
|Canadian Lutheran World Relief||–||April, 1983|
|Christian & Missionary Alliance
|Emergency Relief & Development Overseas (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)||–||January, 1984|
|Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada||–||June, 1988|
|Mennonite Central Committee||–||April, 1983|
|Nazarene Compassionate Ministries||–||June, 1988|
|Presbyterian World Service & Development||–||June, 1992|
|Primate’s World Relief & Development & Development Fund (Anglican Church of Canada)||–||June, 2007|
|The Salvation Army||–||June, 1986|
|The United Church of Canada||–||January, 1984|
|Tearfund Canada (previously World Relief Canada)||–||June, 1991|
|World Renew/Christian Reformed World Relief Committee||– April, 1983|