People in parts of Africa are facing severe food shortages today.

In places like South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, northeast Nigeria, and Ethiopia, the cause of the food shortages is conflict. In some places, it is compounded by drought.

People caught in conflict are fleeing their homes for safety, abandoning their main source of food—their farms. For others, the lack of rain means poor or non-existent crops.

We are responding, providing food and other assistance. But we could use your help!


“I’m grateful for the support from Canadians who are so far away,” says Tamulo Chimbudzi. “Because of the food, my family ate regularly again.” (Photo: Shaylyn McMahon)

Your gift will be used to help people like Tamulo Chimbudzi, a grandmother in Malawi who we helped earlier when she was impacted by drought in her country.

When asked what help from the Foodgrains Bank meant to her, she said that the emergency rations of maize, beans, oil and corn-soy blend came at just the right time.

“Without the assistance of the project, we had nothing to eat, or at best, once a day,” she said.

“I’m grateful for the support from Canadians who are so far away. Because of the food, my family ate regularly again.”

Your gift of $100 will enable us to provide food for five people like Tamulo for a month. It will enable us to provide food for others like her who are experiencing hunger due to conflict or drought in Africa.

Thanks for considering how you can help provide food for people who are facing hunger! We are grateful for each gift, no matter what size. It will mean food for hungry women, children and men who are facing such severe challenges—food from Canadians that can mean the difference between life and death for some.

Donations to the Foodgrains Bank are multiplied by the Canadian government, which matches gifts up to 4:1.

You Can Help!

Even the smallest gifts make a difference to a baby in need of emergency therapeutic food, or a mother who has walked with her children a long distance in search of food and water.

Donate to the Emergency Food Response