Getting Started

Do you have an interest in helping to end hunger around the world?

Would you like to work with others in your community to make a difference in the lives of hungry people?

Starting a growing project or community project is one way that you can become involved with the work that Canadian Foodgrains Bank is accomplishing through its member agencies and their partners.

Projects can begin with someone who has an interest in missions or outreach: a pastor, a farmer, a member of the congregation, or a youth group or church class.

Sharing this interest with others in the community can lead to the creation of a growing or community project committee. There may be a chairperson, a secretary, a treasurer, publicity person, and someone who looks after farm inputs. Each project has its own unique structure.

How have other projects started?

  • Organized by a church or group of churches
  • Formed by a group of farmers
  • As small as one-quarter acre or as large as 300 acres
  • A collective effort involving everyone in your community

We can help

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is happy to help you in the formation of a project that is as unique and creative as those in your community. We are available to meet with you and your group, in person or by phone, to provide support in the form of information and/or ideas and to share stories with you about other projects in your province. Together, we will get your project off the ground!

We have a number of printed materials available free of charge that you can share at a community meeting or event. If you are interested in promotional items we have these available as well.

For more information on starting a community project, please contact Tami Duff.