A world without hunger.
Working to end global hunger.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of Canadian churches and church-based agencies working to end global hunger.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank, in conjunction with its members and their partners around the world, works to end global hunger by:
- supporting international programs to meet immediate food needs, reduce malnutrition, and achieve sustainable food security;
- influencing improvements in national and international policies that contribute to ending global hunger; and
- increasing and deepening the engagement of Canadians in efforts to end global hunger.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is rooted in the belief that humankind is created in the image of God and that it is God’s desire that no person should go hungry. The availability of food and access to that food is fundamental to life itself. Food is required to sustain life, to provide the strength for work, and to share in the fellowship of one’s family and community.
The members and staff of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank are guided by the following values:
- Compassion – to love and stand in solidarity with those who are hungry;
- Equality – to uphold the value, equality and rights of all women, children and men as creatures bearing the image of God;
- Generosity – to recognize God’s generosity and the abundance of creation, and to respond with gratitude and generosity;
- Human Dignity – to respect the dignity of people and their desire to be able to feed themselves;
- Justice – to recognize the powers and structures that perpetuate hunger for some, and an over-abundance for others, and to address those imbalances;
- Peace – to foster a culture of peace and respect for diversity;
- Right to Food – to affirm God’s desire and the right of each person to have access to adequate food and to be free from hunger; and
- Right Relationships – to work with a spirit of humility and mutuality and to act in an honest and transparent manner.