Every year, Canadian Foodgrains Bank gratefully receives support from hundreds of companies across Canada. This support includes:
- Facilitating the collection of grain donations
- Providing inputs and services to community growing projects
- Monetary donations
- Promoting the Foodgrains Bank program among customers and staff
- Providing free services to Foodgrains Bank.
We welcome companies—big and small—that would like to be part of our mission of ending global hunger.
Our corporate supporters
Thanks to the generosity of businesses across Canada, which annually provide funding, in-kind support of inputs and other products, along with other services, Canadian Foodgrains Bank is able to meet the food needs of households facing food shortages in the developing world, improve nutrition for children and mothers, and strengthen agriculture production and livelihoods so that poor households can gain better access to food.
We are especially grateful to the following national businesses, which annually provide significant donations of products or services across Canada: AdFarm, BASF Canada, Bayer Crop Science, Cargill, Corteva Agriscience, Farm Ontario, Glacier Media, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation, Pioneer Hi-Bred Ltd, Syngtena Canada, Viterra and others.
Corporate support for local efforts
The work of the Foodgrains Bank is made possible by farmers across Canada. This includes over 200 growing projects, where farmers come together to plant, tend and harvest a crop, donating the proceeds of the sale to the Foodgrains Bank. Their efforts are made possible by support from hundreds of companies, both big and small, which donate products and services or make financial contributions. To all of these businesses we say “thanks!” Your assistance helps us to achieve our mission of a world without hunger.
There are a number of ways your company can be part of our mission to end global hunger:
- Growing projects
Growing projects are at the heart of the Foodgrains Bank. Through them, people in rural Canada come together to grow and harvest a crop, donating the proceeds from the sale of the crop to the Foodgrains Bank.
Growing projects are made possible by the generous support of businesses that donate inputs and services, including insurance, at the community, provincial and national levels. This includes seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, seed treatment and trucking. Donations of cash are also welcome for expenses such as land rent and other costs.
- Cash grants
We also welcome donations from businesses for our work in developing countries. A gift of any amount will be used to provide emergency food and nutrition assistance or support families ability to access food in the long-term.
- Year-end donations in lieu of Christmas cards and gifts
Instead of giving Christmas cards or gifts to their staff and customers, some companies make a donation on behalf of their employees in the amount they would have spent for the holiday greetings. Staff and customers are told about the holiday philanthropy through internal communications. These donations are used to support our work to end hunger in developing countries. We can supply photos and other information to help companies make cards that reflect their desire to help those who face hunger overseas.
- In-kind pro bono work
Companies can also support the Foodgrains Bank through the provision of professional services such as advertising space, in-kind product donations, complimentary professional services, etc. These pro bono donations help us keep our administration and fundraising costs lower, ensuring more money can be used for the work of ending hunger.
- Employee giving program
If your company has an employee giving campaign, you could provide your staff with an option to donate to the Foodgrains Bank. A corporate matching grant for each employee’s donation would double your company’s support of our work. We could provide a speaker to come and make a presentation to your employees about how their donations can help people in developing countries get enough to eat.
- Loaned representatives (skill volunteering)
Periodically, the Foodgrains Bank is in need of additional temporary volunteers to assist with its operations, such as professional accountants who help us conduct overseas field audits. Companies that are interested in loaning professional staff to the Foodgrains Bank benefit by increasing the scope of their staff’s development, improving their recruitment and retention, providing an opportunity for staff to gain international experience, and improving their competitive advantage by enhancing their image and reputation.