Grow Hope

MCC Manitoba Grow Hope

Cindy Klassen with Grow Hope Manitoba supporters at the first harvest celebration hosted by Artel Farms.

For over 30 years, farmers across Canada have been helping end global hunger through Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Now people who aren’t farmers can join them through Grow Hope!

Through Grow Hope, Canadians who don’t have a farming connection can play a part in growing a crop by sponsoring an acre that will be farmed to help in the fight against world hunger—and learn more about farming and what is involved in growing food at the same time.

Here’s how it works: Farmers will grow crops for the Foodgrains Bank. Depending on the crop being grown, it will cost $300, $400 or $500 an acre for seed and other inputs. At the end of the growing season, the farmers will sell their crops, donating the entire amounts to the Foodgrains Bank.

There’s more! Through the special arrangement the Foodgrains Bank has with the Government of Canada, the proceeds from the sale of the crop can be matched 3:1 for food security work or 4:1 for food aid work in the developing world.

Select a Grow Hope project from the list below to learn more. Since the projects will invite sponsors to the farms during the growing season to see their sponsored acres, you may want to choose one close to you.

Grow Hope Manitoba

Grow Hope Niagara

Grow Hope Alberta

Grow Hope Markdale

Anglican Grow Hope – Like their Facebook page or follow them on Flickr for updates

Grow Hope Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Area – A project of MCC Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Catholic Diocese

Grow Hope World Renew – Website coming soon

In Isaiah 58:10 we read: “If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Through Grow Hope, you can be that light for many people in the world.

For more information, contact Tami Duff at tduff@foodgrainsbank.ca