Canadian Lutheran World Relief

Connection to Canadian Foodgrains Bank

When you give, your contribution can be credited to the CLWR account. CLWR determines how those funds, and any Government of Canada matching funds, will be used.

CLWR receives requests for food from its overseas partners. Each request is reviewed to ensure the food and support provided will improve the lives of the people receiving the assistance – in both the short and long terms.

Once planning is complete (including details to ensure safe and reliable delivery), Canadian Foodgrains Bank arranges the purchase and shipping of the food. CLWR often works together with other Foodgrains Bank church members on shipments.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief has been a member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank since 1983.


Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) came into being on March 14, 1946, as the external arm of the Lutheran church bodies in Canada. It was created at the end of World War II in response to the vast numbers of people displaced and in dire need as a result of the conflict.

CLWR continues to provide emergency relief in cases of disaster and it serves to enable sponsorship and refugee resettlement in Canada. In addition, CLWR provides development programming in areas such as agriculture, literacy and primary health. CLWR works in cooperation with national and international organizations, churches, coalitions as well as the Government of Canada to fulfill its mission.

CLWR encourages dialogue, education and understanding between its Canadian constituents and partners abroad. CLWR regularly publishes and distributes educational materials in the form of newsletters, information packs and videos.

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