Through growing projects, groups of farmers and farm supporters plant, tend and harvest a crop, then sell it on the Canadian market, donating the proceeds to the Foodgrains Bank to be used in the work of responding to world hunger.
The impact their hard work has for families and communities experiencing around the world is remarkable, and we are beyond grateful for their contributions!
Local businesses often help by donating inputs such as seed, chemicals and fertilizer, and services such as trucking, insurance or promotion. Not only does this help keep costs down, it fosters a sense of community spirit as local people work together to help hungry people in the developing world.
As for what you can grow, the answer is anything you want—wheat, canola, corn, barley, soybeans, lentils, flax, forage, silage and pumpkins are some of the crops grown to raise money for the Foodgrains Bank.
Where are they?
There are hundreds of active growing projects across the country. The map below shows all of the registered growing projects. If you don’t see your project on here, register it online.